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IBM and Cloud Computing

ibm cloudOne of the best places to go for cloud services today is IBM. IBM’s cloud computing solutions are among the best in the market, and the three distinct types of services they offer mean that they have a solution for you, regardless of what you’re looking for.

In a nutshell, there are three categories of cloud solutions you can get from IBM:

•    IBM Smart Business on the IBM Cloud. This includes services that IBM provides via the cloud in a traditional pay-per-use model. This service offering gives you the kinds of cloud computing services you need in a convenient and secure environment. Smart Business on the IBM Cloud utilizes IBM Information Protection Services, making sure that you have the very best in data protection and reliability. In addition, Smart Business Backup Services give you the kind of peace of mind you need, knowing that your data is going to be available in a disaster. You can also utilized the IBM cloud for development and testing. This service will let you create and archive an environment of just about any size effortlessly.

•    IBM Smart Business Cloud Services. This category of services makes use of the private cloud, in which your cloud computing needs are met on your side of the firewall, but are built and possibly maintained by IBM. Services in the IBM Smart Business Cloud include a number of options. The Smart Business Storage Cloud lets you move your NAS devices into an architecture with a much simpler management. The IBM Information Archive gives you the kind of archiving capabilities that are right for your business, whether that’s simple archiving or a more complex, policy-based retention in a grid. Add in the capabilities of Tivoli Storage Manager, and you have access to all of the service levels and data protection levels you could want.

•    IBM Smart Business Systems. Smart business systems include Service Delivery Platform solutions that are purpose-built and integrated into your environment. This type of service offering gives you hardware, software and services that are pre-integrated. IBM optimizes these systems for your particular workload. In addition, you know that these solutions are reliable because they’re based on extensive amounts of experience. IBM has the customer engagement record to be able to recognize specific patterns and needs, and give your organization the benefits of that experience.

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Unitiv, Inc., is a professional provider of enterprise IT solutions. Unitiv delivers its services from its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, and its regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. Unitiv provides a strategic approach to its service delivery, focusing on three core components: People, Products, and Processes. The People to advise and support customers. The Products to design and build solutions. The Processes to govern and manage post-implementation operations.