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IBM offers hybrid cloud

Cliff Saran

IBM is tackling business reservations about deploying applications in the public cloud with a hybrid approach that monitors access and manages deployments of applications on both public and private cloud systems.

A recent study from Quocirca found that businesses are shunning public clouds, but would consider a hybrid approach.

Building on its acquisition of Cast Iron, IBM is providing integration it claims allows organisations of all sizes to gain greater visibility, control and automation into their assets and computing environments, regardless of where they reside.

IBM says the integration allows administrators to complete tasks that would previously have taken several weeks, in a matter of days.

The hybrid cloud expands IBM's SmartCloud portfolio, combining hybrid cloud capabilities of IBM Tivoli cloud software with the application and data integration technology from its Cast Iron acquisition.

The software will define policies, quotas, limits, monitoring and performance rules for the public cloud in the same way as on-premise resources. IBM said this allows users to access public cloud resources through a single-service catalogue, which IT staff can use to govern the access and the usage of cloud resources.


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