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by Staff Reports • @IBMinsights

Synergy Research names IBM the top hybrid cloud provider for the enterprise

Published November 04, 2014


NEWS BRIEF--More good news this week for IBM’s growing cloud platform as Synergy Research Group has ranked IBM as the #1 hybrid and private cloud provider for the enterprise in its latest global analytics. This positions IBM among the top three providers in the cloud market for the third quarter of 2014 and comes on the heels of IBM’s disappointing Q3 earnings and subsequent announcement of its continued commitment to cloud.

In 3Q 2014, IBM reported that cloud revenue was up more than 50 percent year-to-date and that cloud delivered as a service was up 80 percent year-to-date with a third quarter annual run rate of $3.1 billion. Cloud momentum has been growing since IBM purchased SoftLayer last year and has since brought on thousands of new cloud clients.

Synergy Research’s findings are around growth specific to infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and hybrid and private cloud. IBM Cloud has been driving growth through extensive gains with global enterprises clients in industries ranging from telecommunications, publishing, and security, according to a release.

Among them is Korean e-publishing company, Artgrafii, which deployed its platform that creates and distributes professional content on the IBM Cloud to enable it to store, edit, and manage online content more effectively as it expands outside of Korea. Artgrafii also uses IBM Bluemix for fast product enhancements and new service development.

IBM is also continuing its partnership with one of the Netherland’s largest telecommunications services providers, KPN, to extend its cloud services in the Dutch market. With data center capacity across the Netherlands, IBM will provide KPN and their end users cloud services that meet in-country data residency requirements.

Earlier this summer, KPN and IBM joined to deliver a more engaged experience to the two million yearly fans who visit the Amsterdam Arena through a mobile application for live streaming and on-demand services.

Now, with data center capacity across the Netherlands, IBM will provide KPN and their end users cloud services that not only meet in-country data residency requirements, but will also offer them the choice between three infrastructure-as-a-service delivery models—bare metal servers, single-tenant virtual machines, and multi-tenant virtual machines.

IBM announces that Israeli technology firm Gama Operations has deployed a new system for encrypting phone calls and video calls, and voice or video conferences on the IBM Cloud. This offering leverages SoftLayer’s availability and high-speed private network to extend Gama Operations’ services to new geographies, allocate its resources faster, and offer flexible payment models to their customers.



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