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IBM develops new hybrid cloud solution

Solution helps clients manage and secure private and public clouds

IBM develops new hybrid cloud solution
IBM has developed a new hybrid cloud solution.

IBM has developed a new hybrid cloud solution designed to help clients reduce the time it takes to connect, manage and secure public and private clouds.

Building on its acquisition of Cast Iron, the new solution features new integration and management capabilities, developed for organisations of all sizes and is designed to be able to aid companies to gain greater visibility, control and automation into their assets and computing environments, regardless of where they reside.

This will make it easier for companies to integrate and manage all of an organisation's on-and-off premise resources, and will allow a task that once took several months to be done in a few days.

The solution will build upon IBM Tivoli's cloud management software and extend those capabilities to the application and data integration technology from its Cast Iron acquisition to provide control and management resources, better security, application integration and dynamic provisioning.

"As a user of IBM WebSphere Cast Iron, we have been able to not only easily integrate our on-premise and cloud-based applications, but also provide live feeds of order data changes to our sales reps on any device, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops," said Randy Berger, IT manager, Process & Application Development, Siemens. "Expanding on the Cast Iron platform will help IBM provide even better access and management for hybrid clouds."

The hybrid cloud model is gaining popularity among businesses, according to IBM, because organisations are keen to leverage the opportunities of cloud, but are worried about losing control of their resources. With hybrid cloud, companies can maintain some resources in-house and also use external cloud services.

According to IBM, 39% of cloud users report that the hybrid cloud is currently part of their strategy, with this number expected to grow to 61% in the near future.  

"As the hybrid cloud model is emerging as a strategic means to quickly unlock business value from data sources, IBM is making it enterprise-ready with the best monitoring, governance and security tools available," said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president, middleware software, IBM. "IBM's new solution will expedite and secure this process to help clients of all sizes access key business applications securely, no matter where they reside."

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