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Simplifying Your Cloud: How IBM Hybrid Cloud Solutions Can Help

June 24, 2021

Simplifying Your Cloud: How IBM Hybrid Cloud Solutions Can Help
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Does your cloud portfolio look like the menu at a Cheesecake Factory? Just an overwhelming amount of choices, applications and siloed environments?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could simplify your cloud portfolio? Bring it more into sync with your business strategy, streamline it and simplify the entire cloud conversation?
That’s where Hillery Hunter and Susan Martens come into play. Through IBM’s Hybrid Cloud solution, they can drastically simplify and optimize your cloud environment, and they talked with us on the latest episode of B2B Tech Talk about:

What is hybrid cloud?

With so many different cloud providers out there using so many different buzzwords, it’s important to know what IBM means when they say hybrid cloud.
Simply put, when they say hybrid cloud, they mean the expanse of IT that goes from traditional enterprise systems to private cloud to public cloud.
So many CIOs and IT infrastructure leaders have upward of 20, 30 or even 40 different cloud instances in their portfolio, and it leaves you scratching your head wondering how that could possibly be.
Oftentimes, an individual application is created and comes with its own fenced environment or cloud instance. Then when another is created, those two don’t partner with one another so you end up with a separate cloud environment. Before too long, it gets out of control.

IBM Hybrid Cloud is trying to bring consistency across that proliferation of environments, and begin to make the cloud conversation about reliability, simplicity and consistency.

Why IBM Hybrid Cloud?

It’s been said recently only 20% of the workloads eligible or able to go to the cloud actually have. Which means that 80% of the work that COULD be in the cloud, isn’t yet.
IBM Hybrid Cloud offers three advantages:
1. Enterprise-grade quality of service
IBM is a household name, and one that is explicitly trusted in the IT space. You know what you’re going to get, and you know you're working with a seasoned, tested company.
2. Commitment to open standards
IBM has been investing in open source technology and standards since the ’90s. Now with their acquisition of Red Hat, they’re pushing those open source standards even further, allowing clients the ability to be flexible and move workloads where they need to.
3. Security
You can’t open a newspaper lately without reading about the latest cyberattack. IBM takes the security of their customers seriously. They’ve even instituted confidential computing, meaning that in an emergency, their cloud operators can’t access your data.

The cloud world can be a confusing and complicated one. But companies like IBM are making changes and offerings available to make it more simple, agile and flexible for your organization.

Make sure and listen to the whole interview if you want to learn more.