SUSE and IBM Infrastructure Empowering Your Hybrid Cloud Journey

SUSE and IBM Infrastructure Empowering Your Hybrid Cloud Journey

The hybrid cloud deployment model is rapidly gaining momentum as the default for organizations’ digital transformations. These hybrid cloud architectures focus more on supporting workload portability across clouds than physical connectivity. The greatest benefit of a hybrid cloud is the ability to choose an optimal solution for each task or workload, whether the solution is traditional IT or cloud native. As hybrid cloud and Linux become the default server deployment architectures for many organizations, these organizations are also looking for more diverse deployment architectures.

The shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments is driving choice and flexibility. To meet demands of multiple clouds and Non-Functional Requirements (NFR) such as performance, availability, security, scalability, and sustainability, organizations must look beyond traditional x86 architectures for their compute needs. Many have turned to Kubernetes as an orchestration and management stack to support the workload portability required for hybrid clouds. SUSE Rancher Prime multi-cluster management gives organizations control of many Kubernetes clusters on IBM zSystems and LinuxONE as well as on other architectures in the core, edge, and cloud.

In our latest research brief, SUSE and IBM Infrastructure Empowering Your Hybrid Cloud Journey — done in partnership with SUSE — we explore how IBM and SUSE have collaborated to drive value for clients across the whole stack.

In this report you’ll learn:

  • How Confidential Computing can help organizations keep data always secure and protecting when adopting hybrid clouds
  • Architectural and ecosystem benefits of SUSE’s approach
  • SUSE Manager’s ability to manage diverse platforms when deploying hybrid cloud compute deployments by streamlining operations, improving security/compliance, and reducing costs.
  • Our recommendations and what we believe are the benefits of the SUSE-IBM partnership
  • What this means for customers

The collaboration between IBM and SUSE provides organizations with a path to fully take advantage of a hybrid cloud via an architecture that does not have to operate within the constraints of traditional and commodity on-premises servers. Combining the latest Linux and Kubernetes technologies with quality support and consulting services, SUSE helps organizations accelerate their digital transformation while minimizing risk. If you want to know how to ensure your Kubernetes deployment is secure and compliant, download your copy of SUSE and IBM Infrastructure Empowering Your Hybrid Cloud Journey today.

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Steven is Vice President and Practice Leader at The Futurum Group, responsible for the Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure and Operations Practice. Operating at the crossroads of technology and disruption, Steven engages with the world’s largest technology brands exploring new operating models and how they drive innovation and competitive edge for the enterprise.

With experience in Open Source, Hybrid Cloud, Mission Critical Infrastructure, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and FinTech innovation, Steven makes the connections between the C-Suite executives, end users, and tech practitioners that are required for companies to drive maximum advantage from their technology deployments.

Steven is an alumnus of industry titans such as HPE and IBM and has led multi-hundred-million-dollar global sales teams Steven was a founding board member, former Chairperson, and now Board Advisor for the Open Mainframe Project, a Linux Foundation Project promoting Open Source on the mainframe.

As a Birmingham, UK native, his speaking engagements take him around the world each year enabling him to share his insights on the role of technology and how it can transform our lives going forward.

Dave’s focus within The Futurum Group is concentrated in the rapidly evolving integrated infrastructure and cloud storage markets. Before joining the Evaluator Group, Dave spent 25 years as a technology journalist and covered enterprise storage for more than 15 years. He most recently worked for 13 years at TechTarget as Editorial Director and Executive News Editor for storage, data protection and converged infrastructure. In 2020, Dave won an American Society of Business Professional Editors (ASBPE) national award for column writing.

His previous jobs covering technology include news editor at Byte and Switch, managing editor of EdTech Magazine, and features and new products editor at Windows Magazine. Before turning to technology, he was an editor and sports reporter for United Press International in New York for 12 years. A New Jersey native, Dave currently lives in northern Virginia.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism from William Patterson University.