Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 47 - Page 18


IBM Study : C-suite executives declare one vendor approach to cloud is dead

cloud in 2021 , down from 29 % in 2019 – establishing hybrid cloud as the dominant IT architecture . The global study , conducted by IBM Institute for Business Value ( IBV ) in co-operation with Oxford Economics , surveyed almost 7,200 C-suite executives across 28 industries and 47 countries .
The findings indicate that the cloud market has entered the hybrid , multi-cloud era and concerns around vendor lock-in , security , compliance and interoperability remain paramount .
“ In the beginning of their cloud journey , many companies dabbled with several different clouds that created complexity and disconnected piece parts , potentially opening them up to major security threats ,” said Howard Boville , Head of IBM Cloud Platform .
“ Today ’ s finding reiterate that security , governance and compliance tools must run across multiple clouds and be embedded throughout hybrid cloud architectures from the onset for Digital Transformations to be successful ,” Boville added .

According to the results of IBM ’ s new global study on cloud transformation there has been a drastic shift in business needs as only 3 % of respondents reported using a single private or public

The study revealed that enterprises need to assess how they use the cloud in terms of adoption , velocity , migration , speed and cost savings opportunity .

Nokia deploys SR Linux and data centre switches for everyWAN for service expansion

Nokia has announced it is providing its SR Linux network operating system ( NOS ) and 7220 IXR data centre switches to everyWAN , the Spanish operator that provides national and international IP transit and interconnection services between major data centres and Internet peering points in Europe . The solution will enable everyWAN to expand its services and data centre operations by improving network scalability , while helping operations objectives with more granular network visibility and NetOps automation .

The solution augments the IP transit , interconnection and data centre gateway solution based on Nokia 7750 Service Routers ( 7750 SR ) that everyWAN has deployed in its international backbone network since December 2020 . Since this deployment , everyWAN customers have enjoyed increased service resiliency and reliability compared to the previous solution . In addition , customers enjoy a wider range of new service offerings as part of the everyWAN portfolio .
EveryWAN offers its customers an ecosystem of premium ‘ pay-as-you-go ’ services . The Nokia solution has enabled the everyWAN network to scale to handle a huge growth in traffic driven by the convergence of communications and IT . In addition , the solution enables everyWAN to offer its customers the best interconnection and IP transit services to all major European destinations , cloud providers and Internet exchange providers by selecting the best routes based on lowest latency , jitter , speed fluctuation and packet loss .
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