IBM has released a service for companies that use multiple clouds. The IBM Multicloud Manager can integrate hybrid cloud services and on-premise systems within a simple interface. This should make it easier for system administrators to manage and integrate workloads from various public and private cloud providers such as Amazon and Microsoft.

The IBM Multicloud Manager uses Kubernetes technology for this purpose. Container technology makes it easier and cheaper to switch between the cloud and on-premise environments. An integrated compliance and rules engine helps system administrators ensure that applications meet the highest security standards.

Multiple cloud environments

IBM itself states that the service comes from a message from the Institute for Business Value. This IBM company found that 85 percent of companies use more than one cloud environment. The hybrid cloud/on-premise model is also extremely popular with various companies. At the same time, the use of cloud services is only increasing among companies.

With its open-source approach to managing data and apps across multiple clouds, the IBM Multicloud Manager will enable companies to scale up their cloud investments and leverage the full business value of the cloud, said Arvind Krishna, SVP of the IBM Hybrid Cloud in a statement about the new product.

Helping to modernise

IBM expects that its new service will help companies worldwide to modernise. For Big Blue, this is only possible because multiple cloud services are now housed under one easy-to-manage and scalable interface.

IBM itself mentions a car rental company as an example of a company that can benefit from the Multicloud Manager. For example, if a company uses a cloud for AI services, one for its booking systems and at the same time processes on-premise payments, the Multicloud Manager can combine the different services in one interface that makes car rental very easy.

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