BENGALURU: IBM has transformed its software portfolio to make it cloud-native, allowing enterprises to build and run critical applications on multiple public and private cloud infrastructure.
The technology major has also rolled out products and services using Red Hatsolutions and resources — Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, RedHat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxOne and Red Hat consulting and technology services.
The company has announced that new cloud-native capabilities will be delivered as pre-integrated solutions called IBM Cloud Paks, and with this organisations “can now build mission-critical applications once and run them on all leading public clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba and IBM Cloud and on private clouds”.
“This is the first fruitful outcome of IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat, which they essentially did to boost the acceptance and adoption of IBM solutions in an increasingly multi-cloud, open-everything market from the clients’ standpoint. IBM has made 100+ products available in bundles for data, applications, automation etc,” said Tapati Bandopadhyay , vice president, HfS Research, adding that “this increases the flexibility and choices for customers”.
With this, IBM said, companies can easily migrate their crucial applications to multiple cloud, internet-based servers. IBM said this transformation would majorly help clients move their core business applications to cloud securely.
IBM Cloud Paks are software that provide a common operating model and common set of services to improve visibility and control across clouds, said the company in a press release. “They can reduce development time by up to 84 % and operational expenses by up to 75%.”
“For example, banks will now be able to build applications once and run anywhere. They do not have to worry about where this workload (database or a work function) eventually lands…but for every industry for every client there will be a profile which workload (data) will be suited on-premise and on the cloud,” said Prashant Pradhan, vice president and CTO, IBM Asia Pacific.