Category : hybrid-cloud

Earlier in the summer I shared two blog posts on the new partnership between Cima Solutions Group and Splunk. In the first two posts, we started by introducing the new partnership, and then looked at how log management tools from Splunk could help you enjoy success with your hybrid cloud environment. I wanted to talk a bit more about how our two companies have helped customers in the past, and how our new partnership could help us serve those same customers even better.

This is the final post in our series on how hybrid cloud can help craft brewers create better beer. Make sure to check back and read the first two posts, if you have not done so already. In fact, grab a cold beer first!

In this post, we’ll take a final look at how hybrid cloud can benefit craft brewers, and then wrap up with a look at some of the hybrid cloud solutions offered by our partner IBM.

In the previous post in this series, we provided a brief introduction to the new partnership between Cima Solutions Group and Splunk. While the log analysis and log management tools Splunk offers can benefit you whether your organization plans to run an on-premises or a cloud environment, perhaps the best way to benefit from the new partnership is to blend the two together, by taking advantage of the hybrid cloud capabilities of Cima. In this post, we’ll explore the intersection between Cima’s hybrid cloud and Splunk’s log management capabilities in greater detail.

In the previous post in our series on how hybrid cloud can help create better beer, we took a quick look at what hybrid cloud is, and started looking at what makes beer and hybrid cloud such a good fit for each other. Now, we’ll pick back up where we left off, with a look at how hybrid cloud can improve processes throughout the brewing cycle.

Everything your business does creates data, and the development of new technologies such as hybrid cloud and the Internet of Things will only increase the amount of data you create. The real question is, what is your company doing with all that data? Unfortunately, for many organizations today, the answer is that the data created by everyday business operations is simply dumped onto a server, and then left to rot. As a result, businesses get little or no value from the data they create.

Here at Cima Solutions Group, we spend a lot of time thinking about how technology can make the world a better place to live in. Sometimes that means big things, like saving lives through better medical practices or improving lives through innovative educational concepts. However, every now and then, there comes a time to set aside those big goals (important as they may be) to focus on something fun.

Today’s IT leaders face a wide variety of challenges every day. Whether it’s making the most of limited resources, ensuring that line of business employees are empowered to do their jobs well, or keeping vital company data stored safely, these administrators have a lot of priorities competing for their time. Throw in the unexpected crises that inevitably arise in IT settings, and it’s hard to understand how these people get anything done at all.

These days, it seems like hybrid cloud is on the lips and minds of IT leaders everywhere. However, in an industry like IT, which is often driven by hype surrounding the next big thing, regardless of what that might be, it’s worth taking some time to stop and think about what hybrid cloud really is, and what the interest surrounding it represents. In this three-part series of blog posts, we’ll take a closer look at what hybrid cloud really is, and whether the hype surrounding it is really justified.

For many IT organizations, interest in hybrid cloud is the highest it has ever been. However, it can often be difficult for these organizations to separate hype from reality. In spite of all the talk, questions still abound: what does a great hybrid cloud environment actually look like? What are the main differences between leading hybrid organizations and others that are less successful? Perhaps most importantly, what kind of benefits do these organizations actually enjoy as a result of their move to hybrid?

This week, the eyes of tech industry analysts have been focused on Las Vegas, as those analysts waited for possible major announcements coming out of the IBM InterConnect conference. On Monday, we got our first taste of just such an announcement. IBM and VMware announced a new hybrid cloud partnership that will allow users of VMware tools such as vSphere, NSX and Virtual SAN to deploy their existing VMware infrastructures on IBM SoftLayer, the company’s public cloud IaaS offering. For two companies that have long talked of hybrid cloud as an important opportunity to provide greater flexibility and choice for users, the announcement is certainly a momentous occasion.