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How IBM Cloud Satellite Delivers a Consistent Cloud Experience

July 01, 2021

How IBM Cloud Satellite Delivers a Consistent Cloud Experience
 
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Cloud adoption is accelerating faster than ever. In fact, 74% of CEOs believe that cloud will deliver tremendous business impact over the next two to three years.
 
But there’s still some confusion about the options that are available. In this episode, we break down IBM Cloud Satellite.
 
Shelby Skrhak speaks with Paulo Carvão, General Manager, IBM Public Cloud - Americas, about:
 
  • IBM Cloud Satellite
  • The benefits of this cloud solution
  • Use cases
  • IBM investments into the channel



IBM Cloud Satellite

“Cloud is just a means towards an end,” Paulo says. “It’s a vehicle for business agility, innovation and a way to consume technology as a service.”
 
That happens across the public cloud and data centers. Plus, it’s increasingly happening at the edge. In other words, it’s distributed clouds, which is exactly what IBM Cloud Satellite is.
 
“IBM Cloud Satellite is a way for you to consume IBM Cloud as a service across your on-premises data centers, a variety of public clouds, Amazon Azure, GCP, or IBM, and also at the edge,” Paulo says.



The benefits

Unlike other cloud solutions, IBM Cloud Satellite is built on an open source foundation. That enables it to use flexible hosting options that run inside a customer’s own data center or out at the edge. Plus, proprietary hardware and proprietary APIs are not required.
 
IBM Cloud Satellite has four benefits:
 
  1. It offers a public cloud consumption experience everywhere.
  2. It offers a single and consistent management and operations experience.
  3. It provides ownership operation governance updates and evolution of the services themselves by the cloud provider, which allows clients to focus on their apps and not ops.
  4. It offers flexibility to run these applications wherever it makes sense.


Use cases

Clients are looking to IBM Cloud Satellite when:
 
  • They have data latency needs - data processing needs to happen close to the data, especially in instances where they’re using predictive AI or data analytics.
  • They have requirements for data residency - there are regulatory requirements that say data must remain in the country.
  • They are struggling with lack of agility and application sprawl - reduces deployment velocity.
  • Their team lacks operational visibility - can unify the DevOps landscape.
  • They encounter inconsistent talent availability - finding engineering talent in every location can be difficult and costly.



IBM channel investments

IBM has realigned its customer segmentation and refocused its go-to-market strategy to prioritize working with business partners.
 
Why should partners care?
 
“Firstly, they’ll enjoy the compounding effects of rapid market opportunity growth,” says Paulo. “They’ll also enjoy some of the shifts that we’re making to be more partner-centric in the cloud.”
 
To learn more, DM Paulo on Twitter (@pcarvao), email Ben Chappell at ben.chappell@ingrammicro.com or visit IBM Cloud Satellite.