IBM Gives a Boost to Cloud-Native Capabilities

IBM has announced that its IBM Cloud Private application platform will now be made available to run on the company’s enterprise Cloud Managed Services (CMS), enabling CMS customers to extend capabilities and increase security in the cloud. The new is solution based on Kubernetes — an open-source container orchestration system — that’s designed to modernize and deploy applications in client-managed environments.

IBM said that bringing IBM Cloud Private and CMS together will accelerate time to market for cloud-native applications.

“We see that organizations are aggressively transforming to respond faster to changing market, customer and competitive demands,” said Mark Slaga, GM for IBM Cloud Managed Services. “To support them in their journeys, IBM is continuously innovating and adapting its cloud offerings. By combining the power of IBM Cloud Managed Services and IBM Cloud Private, customers will be able to benefit from a highly-secure and versatile environment for managing and modernizing apps and turning decades of data into competitive advantage.”

IBM Cloud Private, which was launched last year, can be installed on a wide range of enterprise systems in order to create a private cloud with capabilities consistent with the public IBM Cloud. Coupled with CMS’ security, disaster recovery, and application management, the new combination gives IBM clients new security, flexibility and speed, IBM said.