Lightning Cloud Podcast 3: Cloud in the Context of Mergers and Acquisitions
Dmitry Rekesh 01000002BB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  mergers_acquisitions dynamic_infrastructure m&a cloud cloud_computing mergers 559 Visits
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No matter the economic climate, mergers and acquisitions--usually referred to as M&A-- are always part of the business landscape.
Cloud computing provides the perfect opportunity to control the data center sprawl that often results from an M&A event.
As IBM Vice President of Cloud Services Ric Telford said recently, when he was asked about the opportunity for cloud in the context of M&A, “What we talk about is consolidate-virtualize-automate. And when we talk about automate, we’re talking about cloud.”
Consolidation means removing the redundant infrastructure—from servers on up to entire data centers, where software is moved from physical to virtual servers. This requires a widespread use of virtualization technologies for servers, storage, and networks. Automation, in turn, is based on cloud computing, which is capable of tailoring your IT systems on the fly, based on the needs of your business.
M&A: the perfect opportunity to cut costs, eliminate operational redundancies and streamline IT with cloud computing.