IBM recognized as a Leader in Avasant’s Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Services RadarView™ Report 2019 – 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Leader for Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Services 2019-2020.

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An industry pioneer with deep technical and cross-industry expertise. Massive RedHat acquisition and established thought leader.

  • Leader Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Services RadarView™ Report 2019 - 2020

Avasant Analyst Insights

Practice Maturity

  • IBM is one of the early adopters in the hybrid cloud space and has placed high bets in its recent Red Hat acquisition. During Q2’19, its cloud business services revenues reached USD 19.5B (+5% YoY) and serves 47 of the Fortune 50 clients.
  • It has developed comprehensive offerings around hybrid cloud that leverage a strong portfolio of 170+ products and services covering cloud management, containers, AI, IoT, security, and blockchain. Some of its key reusable assets include multi-cloud manager, cloud automation manager, Netcool operations insight, etc.
  • It has been actively engaged in delivering cloud security services across organizations, leveraging its rich experience in monitoring more than 2 trillion events per month in 130+ countries, well-supported by 5,000+ trained resources and holding more than 3,000+ security patents.
  • Through its ‘Garage’ methodology, it has helped more than 500 customers with empowering their digital reinventions with hybrid cloud and AI. For instance, the Government of Nova Scotia is leveraging the IBM Garage to help create cultures of open collaboration and continuous learning.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • IBM continues to enhance its long-standing and deep partnerships with industry-leading technology providers including AWS, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, SAP, Red Hat, Cisco, and VMware through increased GTM programs, training resources, and joint solution development.
  • As part of its Cisco alliance, it has developed the IBM Private Cloud on Cisco HyperFlex and HyperFlex Edge hyperconverged infrastructure. Both companies are working on a hybrid cloud architecture leveraging Cisco’s data center experience and IBM’s open-source capabilities.
  • To embark and strengthen network services, it has forged a multi-year strategic alliance with AT&T where it integrates its cloud expertise with AT&T’s network expertise to provide software-defined network (SDN) services, including giving IBM Cloud access to AT&T’s 5G network.

Investments & Innovation

  • IBM continues to invest and develop hybrid cloud capabilities through marquee acquisitions: Red Hat (2019) for USD 34B, AT&T’s application and hosting services business (2018), Verizon cloud services (2017), and Cloudigo, a data center networking start-up based in the Tel Aviv (2017). After the Red Hat deal, both companies have co-developed their first offering in August 2019, dubbed Cloud Paks, powered by Red Hat OpenShift platform.
  • Recently, it has established a joint innovation lab with VMware under which it will offer IBM cloud services on four big areas including enterprise-grade, mission-critical workloads, hybrid/developer ready, Secure to the core and AI-powered.
  •  It intends to invest ~USD 15M in cloud-native startups, universities, and customers in Argentina to boost domestic digital innovation capabilities.
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