This year’s IBM Think 2021 event focused on artificial intelligence, hybrid cloud and also on ecosystem growth. Overall, I believe IBM effectively utilized Think 2021 to clearly articulate its Hybrid Cloud and AI strategy, along with the key strategic moves the company is making in ecosystem partnerships, M&A, and portfolio management under Arvind’s leadership.
IBM has been aggressively pursuing its hybrid cloud story and has gone GA with its Cloud Satellite offering adding to its hybrid arsenal.
The Delta IBM cloud partnership takes flight, with an announcement on Thursday of the acceleration of the airline’s digital transformation strategy and expansion of the partnership between the companies. IBM will transform Delta’s computing environment to run on a hybrid cloud architecture built on Red Hat OpenShift, provide services and training, and make further inroads in its big bet on cloud.
IBM is continuing to invest in its capabilities to deliver on the promise of hybrid and multicloud with its acquisition of Nordcloud.
IBM surprised the market yesterday by announcing a plan to spin-off its infrastructure managed services business to put more focus on cloud.