How cloud technology can help enterprise companies in a smart way

You may wonder how the new ecosystem in the IBM cloud platform is working. It's not the future, it's the reality. It's exactly what's happening today. Get the idea of how you can join this ecosystem from Antonio Nasuto, Sales Director of IBM Central and Eastern Europe, speaker of Touch Digital Summit 2019, Tbilisi, Georgia.

IBM Cloud is a platform that helps developers build and run modern apps and services. It provides developers with instant access to the services they need to launch quickly, iterate continuously and scale with success. IBM has clearly set out its strategy for the future, and it is all about the hybrid cloud.

Hybrid cloud is an enterprise IT strategy that involves operating certain workloads across different infrastructure environments, be it one of the major public cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft or Google), a private cloud, or on-premise. Multi-cloud is a similar idea but tends to not involve private cloud or on-premise infrastructure.

What does digital transformation mean to the enterprise today?

First of all, it's about injecting new technology, new software into the system the companies use. For enterprises, it's important to access new data and new ways to analyze data because data is gold.

Then, running the workload wherever it is most convenient for the company, whether it's on-premises, on cloud or somewhere else. 

You can develop and sell your product on a cloud platform to the companies that will like your solution and will just take it from there, this is your way to access the market. Everything has to be secure, access has to be given in a secure way and data has to be protected. 

The number of hybrid multicloud use cases continues to grow. 

There are several use cases to have the multicloud implemented, whether you need to scale the cloud or create a disaster-recovery solution, to integrate SaaS from the open source, to extend and modernize your legacy, create DevOps, get the application in production while you’re still developing it, optimize an edge computing. All the devices you have in your hands are a part of big multicloud, so make sure that you can leverage them.

Here are five principles defining IBM’s approach to the cloud which companies can use:

* Hybrid - Enable enterprises to work across public, private, and traditional environments.

* Multi Cloud - Manage other vendors’ clouds, acknowledging the reality that client environments are heterogeneous.

* Open - Build capabilities that are open by design, enabling client flexibility and reducing vendor lock-in.

* Secure - Provide reliability and continuous security for the client’s environment.

* Management - Offer consistent service level support, logging, management and delivery across the cloud environment.

What are the benefits from the adoption of Hybrid MultiCloud environment?

→ Faster development; 

→ More than 50% cost reduction; 

→ More than 50% improvement; 

→ Faster revenue; 

→ Business impact avoidance.

What will the multicloud infrastructure look like?

Next-generation hybrid multicloud platform has some certified offerings as well: 

- the applications; 

- the data; 

- integration among all of those elements; 

- the automation;

- and the management of the multicloud.

The principle again is to modernize once (avoid recurring expense), innovate anywhere (with anyone’s technology) and move freely from one cloud to another (optimize for cost savings).

How IBM helps enterprises to approach this journey? - the containerized software is the way. They have prepared a set of software based on the purpose of enterprises. IBM offers clients five Cloud Packs: for applications (to analyze them, modernize, transform and build the new ones in the cloud), data (helps to collect, analyze the data, make them structured and use them to add AI, bring new insights to the business, integration (of all the words you currently have) automation (all of this environment) and multicloud management.

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