It’s advantage to IBM in the Asia-Pacific cloud race

Adrian Ho, Principal Analyst, Enterprise

There is mounting enthusiasm for cloud services in the Asia-Pacific region, and enterprises are building the business case for cloud. The ultimate aim for enterprises is to build secure but extremely agile ICT infrastructures that will allow them to be nimble and innovative, and to move faster than their competitors. The cloud dividend delivers the highest yield for enterprises if it can help them to achieve that competitive advantage over their peers.

A series of cloud announcements at IBM Impact potentially put clear water between IBM and its competitors in the region. The company gave details of its highly anticipated Cloud Marketplace, which will be driven by role-based service offerings. In addition, it has launched integration services that help enterprises integrate and orchestrate their complex hybrid cloud environments. More importantly, with BlueMix IBM is building a developer and independent software vendor (ISV) community that will …