IBM launches hybrid cloud mesh to streamline application connectivity in hybrid cloud environments

IBM launches hybrid cloud mesh to streamline application connectivity in hybrid cloud environments

IBM unveiled IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, a SaaS solution designed to streamline management, automation and observability of connectivity for applications across hybrid multi-cloud and heterogeneous environments.

A study conducted by IDC found that 76% of enterprise data will be created and processed at the edge. Connecting edge and multiple cloud environments can be an arduous task as IT environments become more complex. IBM says the Hybrid Cloud Mesh provides businesses with secure, dynamic access to workloads and services while maintaining visibility and control.

When available later this year, it will also leverage the DNS traffic steering capabilities gained from the acquisition of NS1 to optimize performance, cost and availability at each connection point, IBM says.

IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh offers connectivity service to clients to alleviate the stress faced by infrastructure and operations teams during the deployment and management of hybrid multi-cloud networks. The company says this service helps address the current challenge of limited control and visibility.

According to IBM, Hybrid Cloud Mesh will provide users with quick and secure connectivity between applications across clouds in minutes. It helps to bridge the gap between DevOps and CloudOps teams by providing a single portal to facilitate collaboration.

Additionally, IBM says it streamlines application migration by making the network “follow the application” when services are relocated. Finally, it allows for seamless auto-discovery of cloud infrastructure and applications, saving users time and effort, IBM claims.

Use cases for this technology include app-centric connectivity to create a secure network overlay in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, application migration to move applications across various locations, and network optimization to deliver consistent connections to apps running on public or private clouds, the company says.

Before its generally available release, IBM plans to offer customers early access to Hybrid Cloud Mesh.

In an interview with EdgeIR, Andrew Coward, IBM’s GM of software networking, discussed significant changes occurring in the networking industry. Coward stated that IBM plans to enter the market by offering a framework for enterprises to manage their networks across various cloud environments.

The full interview can be viewed on EdgeIR’s YouTube channel here and the Vimeo channel here.

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