IBM South Africa has announced new cloud solutions to help clients drive efficient and scalable computing services. It seems an increasing number of organizations are attempting to leverage the scale and flexibility of public cloud, but don’t want to lose control of resources that exist outside their brick and mortar facility. Enter the hybrid or shared services cloud model.

We found this interesting information on IT Web in their article, “IBM unveils new hybrid, private cloud solutions for enterprise.” Apparently, 39% of cloud users report they are looking into the hybrid cloud model as part of their IT strategy. This number is expected to grow as high as 61% in the not so distance future.

It is understandable that they want to maintain some sense of control over their content. After all, content is valuable.

Melody K. Smith

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