IBM Unveils World's First Multicloud Management Technology

Arvind Krishna

Arvind Krishna

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today launched a new open technology designed to make it easier to manage, move and integrate apps across different cloud computing infrastructures. IBM's Multicloud Manager provides an operations console for companies as they increasingly incorporate public and private cloud capabilities with existing on-premises business systems.

According to a new report from IBM's Institute for Business Value, nearly all companies surveyed said they are using some form of cloud computing today, with 85 percent using more than one cloud environment. However, while the rush to cloud is significant, research from Ovum shows that 80 percent of mission-critical workloads and sensitive data are still running on on-premises business systems, held back by issues of performance and regulatory requirements.

To address this, IBM is introducing a new technology that helps enable companies to easily create harmonized, 'multicloud' systems, with increased visibility of business processes, governance and security. The solution is optimized on the IBM Cloud, but extends the ability of businesses to manage and integrate workloads on clouds from different providers such as Amazon, Red Hat and Microsoft.

"With its open source approach to managing data and apps across multiple clouds, the IBM Multicloud Manager will position companies to scale their many cloud investments and unleash the full business value of the cloud," said Arvind Krishna [pictured], Senior Vice President, IBM Hybrid Cloud. "In doing so, they will move beyond the productivity economics of renting computing power, to fully leveraging the cloud to invent new business processes and enter new markets." More...