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IBM Cloud Pak – The Secret Weapon in a CTO’s Arsenal

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As corporations are redefining and adopting new business practices Chief Technology Officers (CT0’s) are digitally transforming the business. By streamlining technology platforms through projects like legacy application migration and shifting to cloud business processes can be simplified.

For many corporations, containers are a step in the migration of on-premise applications to the cloud or hybrid environment.

Cloud is adopted by Enterprises to deliver scalable solutions in a cost-efficient earlier. With the evolution of cloud platforms, new services are built on the cloud natively. Keeping up with these changes is an Achilles’ Heel for the CTOs and is probably the reason why 80% of the existing Enterprises’ Workload hasn’t yet moved to Cloud.

To keep up with these changes, the following are two options:

  1. Rewriting the existing applications from the ground up to renew the services
  2. Transforming the existing applications with a modernized approach

Point 1 is something that would take up both time and a big budget to get the things done. Relatively, point 2 is something that is looked up as a much attractive approach with both lower time and resources spent.

Transforming the existing applications with a modernized approach is where Containers and Kubernetes come into the picture.  By provisioning self-contained “packages” containers can be built, deployed, and moved across a variety of infrastructures.

What is IBM Cloud Pak?

IBM Cloud Pak is a recent addition to IBM’s suite of offering it was released in August 2019 and is a key component of IBM’s hybrid multi-cloud platform. The idea behind IBM Cloud Pak is to make container management and legacy application modernization seamless. It is IBM Cloud Pak is a containerized solution whose foundation is built on Red Hat’s Kubernetes-based OpenShift Container Platform

IBM Cloud Pak Family is the ideal solution for corporations that have significant legacy applications and technology debt. It helps CTO’s, data managers, developers, and upper-level management teams of these organization:

  1. To build and deploy new cloud-native and Hybrid applications at a faster rate
  2. To modernize the existing cloud-based application without having to completely rewrite code.

IBM Cloud Pak allows enterprises to easily and quickly deploy their software either in the cloud, hybrid, on-premises solution or with pre-integrated solutions.

IBM Cloud Pak Solution has multiple use cases that allow, rapid deployment, and cloud onboarding. Some of the major use cases are:

  1. IBM Cloud Pak for Data
  2. IBM Cloud Pak for Applications
  3. IBM Cloud Pak for Automation
  4. IBM Cloud Pak for Integration
  5. IBM Cloud Pak for Multi-Cloud Management
  6. IBM Cloud Pak for Security

Let us discuss in detail how IBM Cloud Pak enables advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Deep Learning to deliver the service across modern cloud-native environments.

How IBM Cloud Pak enables AI, Security, and Deep Learning?

As a fully-integrated Platform, IBM Cloud Pak embeds Artificial Intelligence (AI) by modernizing how enterprises collect, analyze, and organize data. By leveraging Kubernetes it manages aspects like DevOps, Data Management, and Business Analytics with the help of Automated AI. Not only this but it accelerates the ROI along with simplifying the AI Lifecycle Management by services like Configuration Management, Patching, Scaling, and Upgrading of Platforms and Automating the Provisioning.

IBM Cloud Pak, helps enterprises gain insight into the threats across Multi-Cloud Environments, helping CTO’s within enterprises make informed decisions keeping in mind the risk threats. IBM Cloud Pak for Security integrates with the Red Hat Open Shift. This provides CTO and CISO’s within enterprises with pre-existing security tools and open standards that let the Enterprises search for threats across Multi-Cloud or Hybrid Environment.

IBM Cloud Pak leverages Watson Machine Learning Accelerator to implement and accelerate Deep Learning on a Multi-Cloud Platform. Providing digital economy leaders end-to-end visibility and transparency. As a result of this, it helps the Enterprises to improve process efficiency and meet the compliance needs.

How IBM Cloud Pak enable CXO’s?

Open-Source Ecosystem

IBM Cloud Paks can be run anywhere, be it in the cloud, on-premises, or in the integrated systems. This enables Enterprises to have options for onboarding their businesses rather than sticking to some specific options. Additionally, IBM Cloud Pak is built on an open-source hybrid cloud platform, and with a rich cloud ecosystem, it can be deployed anywhere anytime. This solves the portability challenge that the CTOs in situations when they’ve to migrate to some other source.

Secure

With full-stack support from IBM, and IBM Cloud Pak for Security pre-integrated with Red Hat OpenShift. By connecting to existing security data sources, and enabling teams to identify threat patterns allows CTOs to address security problems before they become full-blown threats that their enterprise used to encounter in the past!

To Wrap Up

With some easy, flexible, and high-quality enterprise software that is based on modern Kubernetes-based orchestration, Cloud Pak Solutions provides a highly scalable, secure and redundancy enabled platform.

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