June’s live Cloud Wars Expo event featured dozens of industry leaders allowing the Acceleration Economy team access to the inner workings of the greatest growth market the world has ever known. In his opening slate of News Desk interviews held on-site at Cloud Wars Expo in June, Principal Analyst Aaron Back welcomes special guest Howard Boville, head of IBM Cloud, to discuss cybersecurity, co-innovation, and the company’s hybrid cloud philosophy.
01:15 — “Every beautiful idea is surrounded by a whole world of ugly facts,” says Boville about the behind-the-scenes technical work required to keep cloud infrastructure compliant with rules and regulations surrounding data sovereignty.
03:28 — IBM Cloud is the only provider to host applications based on their needs and characteristics on x86 architecture.
04:06 — Boville details how IBM Cloud streamlines processes in the realm of financial services. Banks are required to implement anti-money laundering systems that are famously “carbon un-neutral;” IBM’s mainframe makes these processes 80% more carbon-efficient.
06:30 — Boville explains how IBM combats cyber threats with multiple layers of protection to ensure good copies of all data survive attacks.
08:56 — IBM has reinvented itself and transformed many times in its 111-year history. The company is a strong proponent of open-source technology; Boville believes this philosophy is the quickest way to innovate and achieve true co-creation.
10:44 — Boville makes a point to learn from IBM’s IT history to drive new solutions forward.
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