IBM Cloud Private Brings Hybrid Cloud to Private Data Centers


Today’s users increasingly expect their information and data to be easily accessible. This is a desire that reaches across industries and positions, with a CEO of an established business just as likely to demand this kind of connectivity as a consumer looking for rapid access to their personal information and data. IBM Cloud Private, recently unveiled by IBM, aims to help private data centers make the necessary transition to cloud storage.

One common question is whether or not the transition is one that is needed. Are private data centers really at that much of a disadvantage? The answer to this question largely depends upon the function of the data center. If the data center is home to information for businesses whose users need quick and easy access, then it is absolutely at a disadvantage when compared to cloud computing. Cloud computing, for example, enables users a quick and easy way to access information on the go with a variety of connected devices. Private data centers, on the other hand, do not offer this kind of connectivity.

From the Data Center to Cloud Storage

According to an interview conducted by Data Center Knowledge, IBM seeks to help private data centers convert their storage to a private cloud or hybrid option. Angel Diaz, the Vice President of IBM’s Developer Technology and Advocacy division, says “the company wants to be the one-stop solution for this specific transformation, offering all of the tools needed to help enterprises meet security and compliance standards for data, ensure high availability of core workloads, and improve performance by keeping data and apps together” through the creation of private clouds.

IBM Cloud Private

IBM’s Cloud Private, the company’s solution to the needs of enterprises of all sizes seeking to transition from private data centers to private cloud storage, or even a hybrid solution, professes to be “enterprise-grade” as well as flexible, intelligent, and fast. It is designed to promote not only the aforementioned transition but also the development of “cloud-native applications” that can be used to help modernize a business’s data storage methods along with the user experience that storage solution offers.

Whether enterprises decide to opt into IBM’s Cloud Private endeavor or not, this is perhaps an indication that cloud storage really is the future of sensitive data storage.

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