Cloud is not a commodity and computing doesn’t come out of the sky. It comes from physical hardware inside brick and mortar facilities connected by hundreds of miles of networking cable and no two clouds are built the same way.
IBM Cloud gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure and linked services available. One platform that takes data centres around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything.
Key differentiator factors from the IBM’s Enterprise Cloud Platform
IBM’s big bets come in the form of Blockchain, Cognitive Computing, and Internet of Things. These services are built on the foundation of Bluemix and Watson – the cloud and AI platforms from IBM. Both Bluemix and Watson have emerged as the key differentiating factors for the company.
→ Bluemix delivers IaaS and PaaS capabilities.
→ Watson is an outcome of decades of research from IBM in the space of Artificial Intelligence.
IBM Bluemix & Watson solutions
Though the platform can deliver traditional cloud services such as VMs, storage, and networking, IBM is emphasizing on the forward-looking use cases revolving around data and analytics.
The IBM’s cloud is ready for next generation enterprise workloads.
Three key differentiating factors - enterprise strong, data first, cognitive at the core.
1/ IBM's cloud platform delivers the scale and security required by businesses. With over 50 data centers present in 20 countries, IBM is one of the few cloud platforms with the largest footprint. It is also betting big on the hybrid cloud that lets customers run sensitive workloads on-premises while moving a few applications to the public cloud.
2/ IBM is emphasizing on the data-first architecture that doesn’t use customer data stored in the cloud for commercial purposes. Her claim is that the competition is indirectly using customer data to become better at training Machine Learning algorithms to deliver accurate models. IBM’s cloud respects data diversity, data control, and isolation.
3/ The last differentiating factor comes in the form of Cognitive Computing powered by Watson. Cognitive is not a feature but a foundational aspect of this cloud platform. IBM is bringing IoT and AI closer that delivers unique scenarios to industry verticals including healthcare, automotive, and manufacturing segments.