IBM divulges private cloud progress in an infographic

Summary:IBM eats its own dog food, reporting significant cost savings and more customer interactions with its private cloud.

IBM has just published an infographic that shows its gains from its private cloud. While being the world's largest computer company does give it a built-in advantage when it comes to cloud building and management, it's still worth looking to the IBM example as an inspiration for other, less techy enterprises, to see what can be abstracted as services as well.

Interestingly as well, Big Blue also made the link between its big data (a petabyte's worth now managed in the cloud) and the cloud. The net result so far: $25 million saved over a five-year period. Seventy percent of IBM's employees use the cloud, too, the company said.

Inside IBM Private Cloud Infographic
Image: IBM

Topics: Cloud, IBM, IT Priorities

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