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Success in the Cloud: IBM’s own cloud transformation
Brett Murphy 2700063JB1 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  cloud isas affinity-for-cloud ibm gts workloads services
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Today’s organisations understand that workloads matter. Whether you’re a large organisation or a small company, selecting the most appropriate platform to run your workloads will deliver significant business results.
Whilst cloud computing has long captured the attention of IT and business leaders, there is a growing appreciation that the value delivered by the cloud is relative to the application.
Last year, IBM published a whitepaper on this very subject and introduced a model entitled ‘The Workload Affinity for Cloud Computing’. This model determines which workloads an organisation should move to the cloud by assessing (i) the potential for gain by moving the workload to the cloud and (ii) the ease through which the workload could be moved to the cloud. The result of these two calculations reveals the workload’s affinity for, and prospective success in the cloud. You can access the full study here.
As the A/NZ Cloud Computing Executive at IBM, I have first-hand experience of IBM’s approach in adopting the cloud for its own workloads to achieve significant business results. Whether it's a 75% improvement in Development and Test hardware utilisation, reducing the cost per byte of our block storage by 50%, or consolidating over 100 analytics databases into one Analytics Cloud with 200,000 users, the results are clear – the Cloud is transforming business at IBM.
Watch the video to see how IBM is transforming its own business in the Cloud:
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