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Mainframe's Role in the Cloud
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Many large enterprises are closely investigating or implementing private cloud infrastructures, seeking to place their core business processes in a more flexible, responsive environment. Why are they doing it? IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate enterprise demand for cloud environments for business and mission-critical enterprise workloads to determine whether flat commodity infrastructures suffice. Forrester’s hypothesis: Emerging requirements for cloud environments include specific infrastructure and heightened security, reliability, and resiliency characteristics.
The conclusion was that private clouds must employ hybrid infrastructure service types to satisfy the broad range of needs in the typical enterprise, accommodating a wide set of applications that in many cases demand specialized hardware, high security, highly resilient infrastructure, and other capabilities that cannot be fully provided by commodity infrastructure alone.
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Bill Meinhardt has worked for IBM for a long time. During his career he has spent time in Manufacturing Engineering, Competitive Analysis, Strategy & Development and Marketing in the Systems and Technology Division. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago and a MBA from Winona State University.