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A tour of IBM's cloud brokerage software cloudMatrix

IBM is betting that its cloudMatrix software will enable it to make a pivot from a systems integrator to a services integrator.
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IBM's cloudMatrix portal

IBM's approach with cloudMatrix is to enable enterprises to buy public cloud services, manage virtual infrastructure and plan. IBM will wind up selling rival infrastructure as a service from the likes of AWS, Google and Microsoft.

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Routing a cloud service for budget approval

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Is your app cloud ready?

Enterprises can use cloudMatrix modeling tools to determine cloud readiness and best infrastructure options.

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Cloud readiness scoring

Here's another look at cloud readiness scores.

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Cloud benefits examined

Cloud benefits scores are based on items such as availability, reliability and ability to scale.

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Cloud deployment bill of materials

Deployments have estimated bill of materials. These estimates are handy when pitching a cloud project and determining returns on investment.

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Comparing cloud providers

As IBM expands into IT as a service it is aiming to be a broker to other cloud services. Here's a cost analysis.

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Cloud comparisons based on more than costs

Requirement comparisons are just as important as raw costs.

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Cost analysis for cloud changes

IBM models the costs associated with changing a cloud deployment or architecture.

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