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

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Leader for Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Services 2018.

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Industry pioneer with comprehensive set of services coupled with deep industry partnerships. Game-changing Red Hat acquisition.

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Practice Maturity

  • IBM is a pioneer with extensive experience of migrating over 100000 workloads across hyperscale cloud providers in all industries. Its growth continues to be on a strong trajectory with an addition of over 100+ new clients for hybrid cloud last year, taking the total cloud clients to over 300. Its offerings span private, dedicated and public clouds, a fact that not many other providers can boast.
  • IBM has a rich set of platforms and services for cloud migration, monitoring, management and optimization: IBM Garage Method, IBM Cloud Orchestrator, Cloud Automation Manager, IBM PureApplication, IBM UrbanCode Deploy, IBM Cloud Event Manager, Workload Scheduler, Multicloud Manager. In addition, it enables multi-cloud model-based environment for their enterprise customers based on consistent use of Kubernetes and container-based technology.
  • As part of its growth strategy, IBM is integrating its IBM Watson portfolio to provide advanced AI- and ML-based hybrid cloud solutions.
  • IBM has developed significant capabilities across public and private cloud offerings for all major providers.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • IBM has robust partnerships with industry-leading technology providers, including AWS, Azure, GCP, SAP, Box, Mendix, Box, Dell EMC, Cisco, ServiceNow, ClearDB among others.
  • These partnerships are long-standing and quite deep. For instance, IBM was VMware’s Partner of the Year for 2017. The partnership features more than 1700 clients and has ready-to-use solutions to efficiently migrate workloads on VMware on IBM Cloud.
  • IBM has partnered with Rescale to provide high performance computing (HPC) simulation platforms to its customers across all its global data centers. The simulation platform features more than 200 ready-to-use complex simulations that clients can use to test their HPC workloads.

Investments & Innovation

  • With Red Hat’s acquisition, IBM has secured access to Red Hat’s large portfolio of open source technology, hybrid cloud platform, and innovative open source developer community, making IBM the largest hybrid cloud services provider in the market.
  • IBM has inorganically invested in acquiring an array of cloud-based companies that further its capabilities in providing integrated hybrid cloud management services: Cloudigo (data center networking), Sanovi (Cloud Resiliency Orchestration), Blue Box (Open Stack-based Private Cloud-as-a- Service), and Gravitant (Orchestration).
  • IBM continues to invest extensively in research and developments, and was awarded 1900 cloud patents in 2017 alone.


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