Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder Bob Evans. Each episode provides insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud.
In this episode, Bob recaps his fireside chat with IBM Senior Vice President and Head of Cloud operations Howard Boville. Boville took to the main stage at last month’s Cloud Wars Expo to address the Hybrid Cloud phenomenon and how it has helped usher in the best tools available for industry-specific solutions.
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00:01 — IBM SVP Howard Boville recently spoke with Cloud Wars founder Bob Evans on the Cloud Wars Expo main stage on the phenomenon known as the Hybrid Cloud. The Hybrid Cloud approach bridges traditional technology and the cloud. It’s expected to be how most companies model their operations in the near future.
00:42 — The company’s CEO Arvind Krishna has repeatedly insisted on using the term “Hybrid Cloud platform,” which is an intersection of Cloud and traditional business technology that helps businesses get the most out of cloud tech and the tools they’ve previously invested in.
01:33 — IBM has revitalized its mainframe business to be cloud-like in many ways so that customers don’t have to make a trade-off between cloud and mainframe services.
02:01 — Boville examined how Hybrid Cloud platforms boost developer productivity, security, speed, and flexibility, thanks to industry-specific solutions both through the cloud and outside of the cloud.
02:51 — IBM understands the answer to every question about technology isn’t necessarily cloud technology. A Hybrid Cloud model helps businesses address customer needs in the most optimal ways available.