IBM Unveils New Hybrid Cloud Offerings
IBM announced new hybrid cloud offerings to help businesses migrate, integrate and manage applications and workloads seamlessly and with security across any public or private cloud and on-premises IT environment.
The IBM Institute for Business Value estimates that by 2021, 98 percent of organizations surveyed plan to adopt hybrid architectures, but just 38 percent will have the procedures and tools they need to operate that environment. The process today is challenging because it is largely manual with major security implications and a lack of consistent management and integration tools.
New IBM Cloud Integration Platform is designed to reduce time and complexity to launch new services and applications across cloud environments in a consistent and secure manner. New Services are designed to advise on holistic cloud strategies, to simplify the management of resources across cloud environments and offer new security solutions.
Cloud Integration Platform is designed to securely connect applications, software and services from any vendor regardless of whether those systems are on-premises, in a public cloud or a private cloud. The platform brings together a comprehensive set of integration tools in a single development environment. New IBM Services for Cloud Strategy and Design are a comprehensive set of services designed to advise clients on how to architect the right holistic cloud strategy from design, migration, integration, road mapping and architectural services to navigating their journey to cloud.
Building off of a recent partnership expansion announcement with ServiceNow, IBM is also introducing new Services for Multicloud Management to provide a single system to help enterprises simplify the management of their IT resources across multiple cloud providers, on-premises environments and private clouds.
Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Service is designed to provide security on the public cloud. This service will provide encryption key management with a dedicated cloud hardware security module built on the only FIPS 140-2 level 4-based technology offered by a public cloud provider. To provide high levels of security across both public and private clouds, IBM is also announcing significant enhancements to IBM Cloud Private on Z.