Organizations in every industry, regardless of size or geography are embracing cloud computing as a way to reduce the complexity and costs associated with traditional IT approaches. In the era of smarter computing, any enterprise can apply the transformative power of cloud computing to reinvent the way it does business and improves economics. For example, cloud-based, real-time analytics can help save more than 50 percent in business insight-related costs, and collaborative business process services can help increase employee productivity by 25 percent.
SoftLayer recently joined IBM’s new cloud services division, which combines SoftLayer with IBM SmartCloud into a global platform. SoftLayer will enable IBM to deliver an industry first: marrying the security, privacy and reliability of private clouds with the economy and speed of a public cloud. SoftLayer offers a breakthrough capability that provides a cloud "on ramp" for born-on-the-web companies, government and the Fortune 500.
I recently had a discussion with Ric Telford, Vice President of Cloud Services at IBM, about the future of Cloud here.
Don't miss the InterConnect 2013 global conference in Singapore on October 9-11th to learn more about SoftLayer and "Transforming Business Outcomes with the Power of Big Data & Analytics Delivered in the Cloud". Browse sessions and register today! www.ibm.com/interconnect
I will also have continuing coverage about IBM SmartCloud on the Global WebSphere Community.