IBM InterConnect is on in Las Vegas, and multicloud is in the stratosphere! InterConnect is IBM’s cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients, and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing, and NetFoundry’s Founder Galeal Zino will be sharing news tomorrow about a new service that leverages one of IBM’s greatest innovations in its long and storied history.

Through 2,000 sessions, labs, and certifications, IBM is positioning both enterprise and startup ventures like NetFoundry for success,supporting a wide range of applications including big data, analytics, blockchain, and cognitive computing.

Focus On MultiCloud

Yesterday at the gathering, IBM introduced Cloud Integration Technology “designed to solve the integration challenge of bringing together enterprise data and applications across on-premises, private, and public cloud environments. IBM Cloud Integration is designed to allow clients to access and use actionable business data from sources including cloud services, messaging platforms or, application software regardless of the environment in which they reside using easy to discover APIs.”


IBM’s announcement quoted IDC, saying:

“over 85 percent of enterprises will commit to multi-cloud architectures encompassing a mix of public cloud services, private clouds, community clouds, and hosted clouds by 2018.”

The team at NetFoundry is seeing evidence of this every day as we meet with large enterprises and technology ecosystem partners inluding IBM. This is no ordinary time as entire paradigms are shifting on all layers of the technology and networking stacks.

IBM’s new Cloud Integration offers:

  • Integration of cloud applications with current infrastructure
  • A link to critical enterprise and cloud data and services to support cognitive solutions
  • The ability to manage APIs across multiclouds to enrich cloud services with data, enable new partners and expand to new markets

Their announcement also quoted Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud and Director of IBM Research:

“Companies are rapidly choosing to blend their existing infrastructure within multicloud environments, creating a hybrid cloud framework that continues to provide them with the speed and control they require to optimize their enterprise. By bringing together and integrating more data through an open cloud platform, we are providing our clients with the agility and control they demand while still giving them a more complete view of what is happening within their company.”

IBM also announced IBM Cloud Automation Manager, which “leveragse Watson as a learned advisor to make informed decisions and manage multicloud environments with automated provisioning, orchestration, and governance. Cloud Automation Manager is designed to work with cognitive capabilities and a marketplace of pre-built automation blueprints to accelerate application deployments and simplify life-cycle management.”

We look forward to sharing more about what we’ve been building with IBM tomorrow.

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