Deciding on the right enterprise-cloud provider for your business can be a herculean task. But IBM cloud services provide you with the perfect balance between meeting your needs for adopting cloud computing and giving you that edge to rise above your competitors.

Here are 7 reasons why adopting IBM cloud services is the best decision for you and your business!

  1. The Cloud and IBM Cloud is The Future

As your business continues to grow and expand, you’ll discover that the next logical step to take is to embrace and utilize the enormous capabilities cloud-computing has to offer. Perhaps, you’ve identified cloud-computing as a necessary resource to enable you to achieve your goals, then your needs would most likely fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas): for many companies, the need for greater hardware, storage, and network capacities takes precedence. Hence, using an existing platform on a pay per usage arrangement is a logical choice that saves them the trouble of acquiring and managing a top class IT infrastructure
  • Platform as a Services (PaaS): for others, especially those looking to build and manage cloud-based software and applications, the need for a ready-to-use enterprise platform that will save time and reduce cost becomes highly desirable.
  • Software as a Services (SaaS): perhaps, you’re looking to utilize the capabilities of cloud-based applications that can be accessed by your customers and users directly from their web browsers.

Whatever category your reasons for adopting enterprise-class cloud computing is, IBM cloud catalog is a huge, rich collection of services across more than 100 categories all geared towards not only meeting your needs and goals but also exceeding your expectations.

  1. Enough Talent To Pull From

The folks at IBM understand one crucial piece which determines the success of every business plan, even those that were brilliantly formulated. And that is the talent to execute it. Without the right people with the right expertise manning this great resources at your disposal, the expected benefits of deploying cloud-computing may not be forthcoming.

The IBM University and developer outreach meant to engage more students and IT professionals with IBM Cloud could only aid your company’s search for talents that fit the bill and can get the job done. Besides, the fact that IBM Cloud is built on Cloud Foundry, which is an open source platform, means your in-house developers and IT Administrators could pick up IBM Cloud skills and deploy them elsewhere.

  1. Impressive Number of Reusable Services

During development of new systems, it is often necessary and time-saving to resort to adding already existing and working components. Software re-use is an invaluable opportunity for your development teams to take advantage of tried and tested systems, allowing them to save time, reduce cost, and focus on other aspects of the development process. IBM Cloud, through its collections of over 100 services, gathered from IBM, third party associates, and the vibrant cloud community gives your business immeasurable resources of reusable services. And this resources cuts across diverse platforms and technologies, including web-based and mobile applications for both Android and iOS, big data needs (including SQL DB, NoSQL DB, etc.) security, and Internet of Things. Just name it! IBM Cloud has enough reusable catalog to help you deliver services quickly and meet deadlines.

  1. Added Flexible to Make Life Easier For Development Teams

One of the beauties of technology is the added flexibility by which any task may be accomplished. With IBM Cloud, you still accomplish your set goals but with the added flexibility that allows you to use tools and services you’re familiar with. Cloud-computing doesn’t get better than this as far as compatibility with existing tools and services is concerned.

As per development, different tools and environment are available. And as such, different organizations and development teams may adopt any of them to build and manage their applications. With IBM Cloud, You don’t have to completely overhaul your development processes and routines because you can easily integrate them into your IBM Cloud framework.

For instance, your development team may be using the IBM Rational Team Concert ™, you can easily connect this to an IBM Cloud Continuous Delivery and access source codes, track work progress and deliver projects.

Furthermore, some members of your team can decide to work from the IBM Cloud Continuous Delivery while others may decide to remain on their preferred local environments such as an Eclipse environment or a simple text editor. You’d struggle to find such cross-platform compatibility and flexibility anywhere else!

  1. Compatible With Multiple Programming Languages

IBM Cloud supports micro-services architecture, which means complex systems can be broken down into simpler and independently deployable units. It has several benefits such as scalability, flexibility and easy deployment. However, one very crucial advantage is that it allows applications to be written using multiple programming languages. For sure, you may also develop systems using only one language if you wish, but the thought of employing whatever programming language you deem best suited to accomplish each task must be very appealing at the least.

Hence, you only need to worry about developing your applications. Java, Node.js, and Ruby are some of the more popular platforms you can choose from. While you allow the IBM Cloud which is equipped with a set of runtimes to worry about executing your applications. If mobile apps development is your niche, there is also a plethora of platforms to cherry-pick from such as Android, iOS, and JavaScript.

  1. Seamless Deployment

You’re probably too busy creating and developing and doing other things to spend hours and effort just to push an application to the cloud. With IBM cloud, the process of deployment is meant to be the easy part, and it certainly is.

IBM Cloud offers different options to deploy cloud-based applications. Depending on the developer’s expertise and needs, this can be done from a simple command line to more involved methods such as the advanced Delivery Pipeline.

The DevOps pipeline has the added advantage in that you can automate the process of deployment by configuring the environment to automatically build, test and push code changes as you develop them.

  1. Utilize The Capabilities of a World-Class Cloud Services

With IBM Cloud, you’re guaranteed an enterprise-level service cloud computing has to offer. Not all applications need to run on the cloud. And not all services need a high computing power to function. But when you create one that does, one that needs such high availability and performance requirements, and when you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity just because your business is lacking in an area you simply can’t afford to provide yourself, be rest assured IBM Cloud is all that you’ll ever need.

With the knowledge that you’re covered – whether that be in terms of Storage, Security, Data Management, Analytics, Computing, Developer tools, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Migration and Integration – you can confidently go on and pursue new opportunities. Even those which may seem beyond your capabilities beforehand.

Final thoughts

Keeping this list under 7 is really difficult because so many other good points have to be left out. However, one other point worth noting is the fact that so many IBM cloud services are available as an evaluation package, which means you can actually be able to have a feel of it and end up building, managing and running cloud applications without even paying anything to an extent! Of course, you’ll have to purchase it to get the full functionality.

So, what are you waiting for? Start exploring ‘the Cloud’ with IBM Cloud!