Cloud Investigate

Success in the cloud: Why workload matters - Observations from IBM's own cloud transformation

Download now Free registration required

Executive Summary

This paper shares IBM's observations and recommendations with respect to workload affinity for cloud computing. It describes the quantitative and qualitative value that IBM has achieved with six common IT workloads. And while each of these workloads has benefitted from the cloud, they have benefitted in different ways and to different degrees.

Four workloads, development and test, analytics, storage, and collaboration and social business workloads, have produced the most stunning results to date. They have transformed the way whole groups of IBM users do their jobs, enabling them to speed new development and uncover new sources of revenue, among other things. The results achieved with desktop and production application workloads, though not as pronounced, have been very promising so far. As of this writing, they are still evolving and will continue to do so as their respective implementations mature.

Learn more about the importance of workload selection in this informative white paper.

  • Format: PDF
  • Size: 1012.99 KB