IBM eats its own dogfood and save piles of money

So it is true that IBM eats its own dog food. Doing that is saving the company for a lot of money  and get them more customer interactions with the help of a private cloud.


ZD Net writes:

IBM has published an infographic that shows its gains from its private cloud. While being the world’s largest computer company does give it a built-in advantage when it comes to cloud building and management, it’s still worth looking to the IBM example as an inspiration for other, less techy enterprises, to see what can be abstracted as services as well.


Interestingly as well, Big Blue also made the link between its big data (a petabyte’s worth now managed in the cloud) and the cloud. The net result so far: $25 million saved over a five-year period. Seventy percent of IBM’s employees use the cloud, too, the company said. 



HOT NEWS: Australia to get IBM public cloud in Q4

Global IT giant IBM today confirmed plans to deploy its enterprise-class public cloud computing infrastructure in Australia, in a move which will give large organisations and government departments with data sovereignty concerns another option for utilising public cloud facilities based in Australia, as opposed to offshore.

It is the IT news media that brings this story today and the story goes on:

With the deployment of SmartCloud in Australia, IBM has given all of those organisations, many of whom would have been tempted by, for example, the mature cloud computing offerings of Telstra and Fujitsu, yet another reason to turn back to IBM and extend the amount of services they are buying from the company. And IBM really does get corporate IT services. Where a big government client would be nervous in putting data into the public cloud facilities operated by Amazon or Microsoft, with IBM they wouldn’t really hesitate. The minute chief executives or even chief financial officers hear the word “IBM” in any situation, they associate that word with safety and security. When they hear “cloud computing” and “Amazon”, they think about risk and the loss of data sovereignty.

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