How to succeed in the multi-cloud era

VP, Worldwide Portfolio Marketing, IBM Analytics, IBM

The cloud is evolving to meet changing business needs. Success is no longer about a quick, tactical cloud implementation, but rather about finding the right cloud solutions that strategically align with your business. This is pushing organizations to adopt a multi-cloud strategy. According to the 2017 State of the Cloud Survey by Rightscale, 85 percent of business are already moving toward a multi-cloud strategy.

In this new era, we believe businesses need an IT infrastructure that allows them to develop the best insights from their data and turn them into action, regardless of where that data may sit. In a time when data is perhaps a business’s most valuable resource, the ability to access, protect and analyze information will play a critical role in an organization’s overall multi-cloud strategy. 

Let’s look at four ways to help build a successful multi-cloud strategy and how IBM Analytics can help you get there.

  1. Innovate your business: The new age of cognitive, IoT and blockchain is here. Businesses need the flexibility of a start-up to stay ahead of the competition. This requires the ability to quickly and intelligently make sense of information by leveraging machine learning and deep learning to help build innovative solutions to problems. According to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms, IBM is a leading provider of these solutions. Additionally, the IBM Data Science Experience offers your organization tools and resources to help you harness the power of your data and turn it into predictive models that can help fuel the business. Combine this with IBM solutions for analytical modeling, blockchain and integration, and your organization has tools to help transform your industry.
  1. Integrate your clouds and data: IBM provides hybrid-ready data integration, migration, and replication offerings that are designed to help organizations easily move or connect data sources across clouds and external development platforms. Combined with a common SQL engine like Big SQL, users can now leave data-in-place and bring the analytics to the data.
  1. Optimize your security and data management: A successful multi-cloud strategy must safeguard critical data across all applications and platforms. IBM has a history of helping some of the world’s largest organizations manage their information. IBM Unified Governance approach provides both control as well as better insight. It may also help companies as they get ready for new regulations such as GDPR.
  1. Leverage your existing investments: IBM can empower you to modernize your existing applications when it makes sense for your business. This means that rather than letting existing investments go to waste, IBM will help you use your current data and applications as a springboard towards success in the multi-cloud era. By leveraging IBM’s hybrid data management approach, you can unlock the potential of your current data and help extend existing investments by integrating them with new infrastructure.

These are only a few of the many examples of how IBM Cloud can help you succeed in the multi-cloud era. Visit IBM Analytics to learn more. If you want to continue the conversation, please reach out by leaving a comment or connecting with me on LinkedIn.

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