IBM unveils "Resilient Cloud Validation" program to harden security and lower TCO

Last month, IBM unveiled a new cloud development services that included a Web-based collaboration service dubbed “Bluehouse.” Now, IBM rolled out new global "cloud validation" and consulting services for its cloud computing program, two new customers, and a cloud computing platform for China. In addition, the three new consulting services announced this week are as follows: Business Consulting […]

Last month, IBM unveiled a new cloud development services that included a Web-based collaboration service dubbed “Bluehouse.” Now, IBM rolled out new global "cloud validation" and consulting services for its cloud computing program, two new customers, and a cloud computing platform for China.

In addition, the three new consulting services announced this week are as follows: Business Consulting Services for Cloud Computing; Cloud Security; and Technology Consulting, Design and Implementation Services.

The Business Consulting Services will use an economic model for determining the total cost of ownership (TCO) for building private, off-site or "public," and mixed or "hybrid" clouds.

"Cloud computing is about business, ultimately," according to Reagan. Even in today's tough economy, businesses are interested in seeing how cloud computing can help to drive their businesses forward, according to the BCRS director.

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