In a swiftly moving world of computers cloud computing is one of the technologies that you have to be aware of, in terms of faster computing and handling larger data companies like IBM have been constantly trying to push hard on the whole idea of cloud computing, faster processing, more secure and easily accessible.
IBM has been trying to build reliable platforms for over couple of years, for efficient cloud computing and machine learning, as some of you already might be familiar with the IBM Watson IOT program, of where Open Source resources for machine learning, made a revolutionary impact for most of the developers out there who were very keen to develop or create things using Watson IoT.
The idea was to sync with any data type required using machine learning and work with open source technologies like Java, Python plus they brought in support for machine learning frameworks including Apache SparkML and TensorFlow.
IBM and cloud computing
Cloud computing isn’t only about faster computers and efficient processing, it has a broader use, in IBM’s perspective cloud computing is a framework for organizations to manage their feeds and a reliable way to improve the services and make it more efficient as well.
IBM cloud services are mainly focused on making it easily accessible for everyone, right from a professional who wants to boost his or client’s efficiency, or either a huge enterprise with lots of data feeds and work to handle. By providing cloud-specific services such as Bluemix and including Software as a service (SaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), with added compatibility and security IBM enables every developer small or big to work around with their platform without hassle.
Cloud Computing and its Realtime application
- Test and Development: the automation of provisioning of the memory, and testing huge data can be done efficiently and quicker by cloud computing
- Big Data analysis: sites like SEMrush, and other analytics website run on cloud computing to deliver and sort huge chunks of data
- File Storage: for enterprises, huge organizations it is a big hassle to maintain all the data offline with all the security risks, cloud computing enables you to handle files easily over cloud with top-notch security especially in IBM cloud
- Backup and disaster recovery: backing up all the data is very unproductive and time-consuming, cloud computing enables users to automate the task of backing up data time-to -time, cloud computing is more cost effective of the disaster recovery solution(DR) than physical servers, which has higher risks compared to that of clouds
Personally, I am more of a guy who likes everything already in the frame, where you don’t have to join a jigsaw puzzle, tried lots of different providers like Microsoft Azure and others, my client was a tech startup which sold visiting cards, a local one. So public cloud was the right one for them, they were kind of confused by the whole new world of cloud computing as they hardly knew about anything at all. But IBM platform is so easy to manage that they are now familiar with the platform so much that they built their startup to a whole new level with two new branches and spurt of growth in their business. I personally didn’t know this could impact to such an extent.
Not only startups, huge factories, businesses organizations prefer cloud computing of IBM over any other platforms, as the flexibility and reliability are known.
IBM basically provides three best of the world’s cloud models private, public and hybrid cloud models.
- Public Cloud: Public cloud is with services and infrastructure are provided off-site over the Internet. Public clouds from IBM offer the greatest level of efficiency in shared resources; however, they are also bit vulnerable than private clouds, but if you aren’t handling something big this will suffice, if you seem to use Software as a service (SaaS) then this is your go to.
- Private Cloud: A private cloud includes services and infrastructure are maintained on a separate remote and private network. These clouds offer the utmost level of security and control, this is a more obvious choice for huge organizations with large data.
- Hybrid cloud: hybrid cloud basically is a mixture of features of best of both worlds private and public cloud, this is when you want to use a SaaS application but you are concerned about security, you can provide the flexibility to clients at the same time be with secure data.
IBM vs other cloud services
- Reliability: one pf the things which come to our mind before investing on it, personally I would prefer IBM blue mix over Microsoft Azure as IBM has top notch customer service, available all the time, zero downtimes (as of I have experienced), more secure
- Usability and ease of use: a twelve-year-old can figure out how to use the platform of IBM but in other cloud services setting things up isn’t that easy as it sounds.
- Security: I personally haven’t experienced any attacks or DDoS attacks, but I can surely recommend you IBM as some of the people I know don’t really recommend public cloud from other than IBM’s cloud
Communities and cloud computing
IBM is known for its huge community of developers working on the various platform, IBM Watson being a popular one, the developer works© initiative has indeed a lot of impact on developers being able to access many open source resources applications, and much more. Building something requires lots of research and experimentation, community like Github, StackOverflow help you in reaching out other developers, while IBM’s community directly provides you free resources to use and implement, which enables a developer to be able to build something, cloud computing isn’t easy as it sounds but communities like developer works© by IBM make it so.
I especially loved the IBM cloud services because of its open source community enabling, 12-year-olds to experiment and scatter around ( in case you didn’t know Tanmay Bakshi a 12-year-old IBM Watson developer who has built much incredible stuff on IBM platforms)
Imagine if a twelve-year-old can build something, what others could do with all the IT knowledge!