IBM iSeries (earlier known as AS/400) cloud offers high-performing and dynamic cloud set-up with enterprise level architecture & security essential to take the business critical enterprise apps to next level. iSeries cloud provides all benefits of the cloud environment with peace of mind. By taking benefits of scalability, affordability, and flexibility inherent in the iSeries cloud hosting environment, the organizations will create the nimbler and agile IT department, and resulting in the unparalleled business agility of gaining the strong competitive benefit by:
- Decreasing capital expenditure by paying for the required resources.
- Decreasing total cost of the operations with the lowered maintenance costs & data center overheads.
- Capability of scaling environments to keep speed with the projects & resource business initiatives.
- Streamlined control processes.
- Get rid of database licensing expenses if migrating from other platform.
- Reducing complexity of the overall IT environments.
Advantages of IBM Cloud
IBM Cloud has some unique offerings that the competitors cannot even match. For instance, it is the major cloud vendor, which emphasizes the bare metal servers that will be attractive for the organizations having the particular performance and security needs. IBM gives organizations plenty of flexibility & customization options that other vendors do not have. On its downside, it will take up to many hours to configure as well as deploy the custom server, thus these options do not offer same speed like AWS, Azure and Google.
IBM stands out in a few other areas, like the advanced blockchain offering, and Watson cognitive computing abilities. Since the Watson technology came on TV game show, IBM is garnering huge attention for the artificial intelligence capabilities — though it faces some stiff competition from the Google & others.
Organizations already using the IBM technology, like Power8 servers and IBM software, in the data centers can be drawn to IBM Cloud in a same way that the Microsoft users will be drawn to Azure. Company has actually made important investment in allowing hybrid cloud computing, or many of the cloud management and safety tools work across the hybrid and the multi-cloud environments.
Customers report some positive experiences from IBM’s Bluemix support & their business relationship.
Get strategic support of hybrid deployment and broad spectrum of the platform choices, from the hosted to the cloud-native, are suited to a wider range of the cloud migration strategies that are used by the IBM customers. In the same way, in the survey conducted, IBM scored very high for its quality of IT support, however, those surveyed cited cost as the weakness.
Additionally, IBM has IaaS service named SoftLayer. Organizations still can buy the cloud computing services in SoftLayer brand name; however, IBM appears to migrating toward Bluemix brand. Nowadays company describes the SoftLayer as infrastructure, which forms “core of Bluemix,” and “about us” link of SoftLayer website will take you to Bluemix site.