Knowing the potential benefits of cloud computing, IBM implemented this technology for six workloads—development and test, analytics, storage, collaboration, desktop and production application. And the results have yielded significant financial and operational improvements. IBM shares some key insights through this report, learned after a successful move to cloud, including different ways in which each workload benefited. It also reveals how adopting cloud enabled significant improvements in efficiency, innovation, service and support levels. Download: Success in the cloud: Why workload matters.
This paper discusses the challenges of managing applications in highly dynamic IT environments such as public and private Clouds. Modern enterprise applications are engineered for agility and are frequently deployed over flexible IT infrastructures.
With the many widely discussed advantages to cloud computing, including elastic scaling, faster service provisioning, greater IT efficiencies and usage based accounting, businesses are increasingly interested in adopting a cloud computing
When it comes to application infrastructure, some of the burning questions that organizations are asking themselves include:
If I host some of my application functionality in the could, how do I integrate that with my existing on-premises applications?
How do I integrate my on-premises application with external business partners?
Everyone is talking about platform as a service (PaaS). Should I use it? If so, when and when not?
In this research, we address these questions by introducing the concept of iPaaS, a specific form of PaaS targeting integration and governance requirements, and how it can be used to address cloud-to-on-premises and other related requirements.
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted extensive research investigating the integration and management challenges created by the convergence of on-premise and public Cloud hosted applications. Research conducted in mid-2012 uncovered some compelling statistics about the role of Cloud integration in today's companies:
Nearly 50% of the companies surveyed have already deployed tiered transactions spanning public Cloud and on-premise computing environments (one form of "hybrid Cloud")
Approximately 35% have integrated (or are in the process of integrating) multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
As one IT professional put it, "Everything is connected to everything." Because of this fact, any discussionof public Cloud as a standalone technology is outmoded. Few modern on-premise applications exist as"silos," and the same is true of Cloud-delivered applications.
As the primary focus of IT moves from increasing IT productivity through virtualization and cloud computing to enhancing business productivity, the biggest challenge that businesses face in executing corporate strategy is focusing the right people and resources on strategic initiatives. A key element in enhancing business productivity is driving down costs, which can help free up the funds needed to make strategic investments. Businesses also need a means to more effectively orchestrate how IT interacts with business processes and critical application environments. The solution lies in using managed services. Read here to find out more on how companies gained significant and quantifiable benefits from using managed services.
IBM® SmartCloud® Orchestrator makes complex cloud services easy to manage. Built on OpenStack, IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator provides common cloud services for multi tier application environments on top of compute, network and storage while supporting multiple hypervisors and multi-vendor platforms. It’s designed to simplify and speed the creation and execution of process workflows that then help shorten deployment and change processes in the cloud. With standardization and automation of cloud services through a flexible orchestration engine, IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator (SCO) provides ongoing service lifecycle management and the flexible platform to automate assets that most organizations are already using.
Enterprises adopt mobile application platforms to help develop and deliver a portfolio of mobile applications systematically. Today’s new crop of easily consumable cloud based mobile services is also changing the way in which apps are developed and maintained.
IBM's new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, IBM Bluemix, delivers the speed and flexibility of the cloud to allow developers to more quickly compose and build enterprise-grade applications for by providing access to IBM's vast software portfolio as composable services. This powerful PaaS/services combination, built on open standards and taking advantage of Cloud Foundry, enables developers to avoid vendor lock-in while leveraging their existing application development assets and skills, which is essential for building hybrid clouds. IBM is providing developers an open, flexible cloud environment connecting the enterprise and born-on-the-web developers using their choice of tools, whether IBM, third-party, or open technologies, in a scalable environment.This session provides an overview of IBM Bluemix capabilities.
IBM DevOps for Bluemix provides an integrated set of DevOps services in the IBM Bluemix PaaS, for individuals and teams building mobile and cloud applications (‘systems of engagement’) that enable teams to shrink the application delivery cycle time, and consistently deliver software with speed, quality and accuracy. This session provides an overview of IBM DevOps services on Bluemix, focusing on quickly getting started with new projects and collaborative development with agile tracking and planning.
Join Forrester and IBM to learn how, clients are leveraging mobile and cloud to transform their businesses and bring new innovations to market. Understand how organizations can continuously deliver high quality mobile enterprise applications that leverage Cloud computing to securely integrate with their IT systems opening up new sources of revenue and innovation. Forrester Principal Analyst John M. Wargo will share insights Forrester has gleaned from conversations with clients deploying packaged solutions and building custom applications using cloud services. IBM's Botond Kiss will provide insight into how leading organizations are using cloud to accelerate their mobile transformation.
IBM has just launched two new offerings that will help you to achieve your hybrid integration strategy. IBM Application Integration Suite and IBM App Connect enable you to integrate across on-premise and cloud environments, take advantage of the API economy and leverage existing IT investments to achieve digital transformation.
How IBM can help
As one of the world’s leading research organizations, and one
of the world’s top contributors to open source projects, IBM
is committed to fostering the collaborative effort required to
transform how people, governments and businesses transact
and interact. IBM provides clients the blockchain technology
fabric, consulting and systems integration capabilities to
design and rapidly adopt distributed ledgers, digital identity
and blockchain solutions. IBM helps clients leverage the
global scale, business domain expertise and deep cloud
integration experience required for the application of these
technologies. Learn more at ibm.com/blockchain.
The IBM Global Electronics practice uniquely combines IBM
and partner services, hardware, software and research into
integrated solutions that can help you deliver innovation,
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IBM Cloud Identity Service is helping businesses simplify Identity and Access Management (IAM) through a cloud-delivered service (IDaaS). IBM Cloud Identity Service combines the full spectrum of IAM, including federation, web access management, and identity governance with the speed, agility, and lower cost of the cloud. This video demonstrates how to rapidly integrate SaaS and other third-party applications using the "Quick Connect" feature within the IBM Cloud Identity Service and securely connect people and applications to the cloud.
Cloud has evolved from a technological innovation to an integral part of business. Companies in
every industry are investing in Digital Transformation initiatives to evolve and grow; often, cloudbased
platforms are foundational elements of these transformations, as businesses increasingly seek the
flexibility and agility to roll out new software services in days or weeks, versus months or years.
As Digital Transformation initiatives unfold, one key challenge is to modernize the data center to
facilitate rapid delivery of new applications and services—while still ensuring that existing missioncritical
applications remain high performing, available, and secure.
Another challenge relates to new requirements for accelerating the analysis of organizational data to
near real time, much faster than previously possible with earlier incarnations of Business Intelligence
(BI). Agile businesses are demanding faster access to the information contained within operational and
business data stores to
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Moving major, business-supporting applications to the cloud can be a challenge for a variety of reasons. You may have concerns about the physical migration of data, as data loss or business disruption stemming from a migration issue would be a disaster for the business. Security is another typical concern, as a data breach of your most sensitive applications—like SAP or Oracle— could prove highly damaging. Akin to security, data sovereignty is an issue for many businesses. Stringent compliance laws in some jurisdictions are dictating data “residency”; and in the cloud, it is not always clear where the data is housed.
Among managed cloud service users, 68% state that using such services helps them to better manage resource allocation and make SAP and Oracle costs more predictable.
In this paper, we will look at common concerns over deploying and optimally managing business-critical, legacy applications in the cloud. We consider the benefits of managed cloud services, and how your
Download the white paper "Evaluating and Contracting for Cloud Financials: Best Practice Considerations." You'll find practical advice and tips to ensure your choice is both cost-effective and right for your organization.
Cloud communications provide myriad benefits for organizations, including speed of deployment, the ability to future-proof infrastructure and applications, business continuity, predictable monthly payments, and many more. Most organizations turn to the cloud in order to cost-effectively access enhanced capabilities while eliminating the complexity of deploying and managing premises-based solutions. Cloud-based contact center solutions offer additional benefits, notably the ease of adding or removing agents as needed based on fluctuating or seasonal traffic, ease of deploying remote or at-home agents, and ease of adding multi-channel services.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Dec 29, 2011
Performance plays a vital role in the success of your online applications and web-based content - whether you are processing millions of transactions, delivering business-critical software or servicing a massive gaming community. Research shows that even one second of delay on a typical website can result in 7% fewer customer conversions. For many businesses, that means lost revenue and damage to their brand. As cloud is becoming an increasingly viable infrastructure choice for enterprise applications, it is essential to select a high-performance cloud service that will support the best possible experience for your end users.
Determining the right cloud solution for your needs also necessitates thorough analysis of the level of security, control, customization and support your business requires. In this webcast, thought leaders from Gartner and Internap outline the performance factors that affect your cloud decision-making process and discuss how to optimize your IT Infrastructure to create satisfied end users.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Dec 02, 2014
As organizations aim to increase business agility and streamline
costs, demand for public cloud services continues to grow exponentially, with Gartner predicting it will become the majority
of new IT spending by 2016.
This evolving application ecosystem with its intensive performance
demands is placing new pressures on traditional public
cloud services. Amid this shift, Internap surveyed nearly 250 Internet infrastructure decision makers to gain insight into cloud
adoption, requirements and challenges – including the differences in feedback between the cloud-wise, those using cloud services, and the cloud-wary, those with no near-term plans to use cloud services. The details of these findings are reflected in this Cloud Landscape Report.
Perhaps the biggest transformation in enterprise IT since the public cloud emerged is the move toward “mobile-first” application development. As mobility continues to become the new enterprise standard, developers are looking for frameworks that provide the tools they need to create innovative mobile applications without sacrificing their existing investments.
While there are proven, enterprise-ready frameworks and platforms for developing and deploying traditional desktop applications, the mobile application development landscape is still evolving. Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) attempts to fill the gap between traditional application platforms and mobile applications. It is the new middleware, exposing APIs and functions that enable developers to rapidly build new mobile apps and mobile-enable legacy enterprise applications.
Cloud, social, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly central to business decisions as the pace of digitization accelerates. The impact of software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure within the datacenter is substantial. These technologies add complexity but offer enticing opportunities for new business models, revenue streams, operating efficiencies, and agility that organizations must pursue if they want to remain competitive and viable. This pursuit requires businesses to keep up with current and emerging technologies and applications and transform the ways in which they conduct business. At the core of "keeping up" is an organization's datacenter strategy — with an associated technology and services strategy that will either create industry laggards or accelerate innovators.
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