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IBM Boosts Cloud Migration, Management

November 16, 2018 / Dan Meyer

IBM bolstered its cloud presence with updates supporting the migration into and the management of data into its cloud platform. The moves come on the heels of the company’s $34 billion bet on its hybrid cloud ambitions by acquiring Red Hat. The migration aspect of its latest update comes from new automation features for its Cloud Migration Factory platform. The new features include deep insight algorithms that tap into past migration and modernization efforts. These are designed to improve planning accuracy and reduce migration risks by uncovering potential challenges earlier in the process. That platform is targeted at helping enterprises move applications to a cloud environment. This move can include the need for re-hosting, re-platforming, re-architecting, and the modernization of those legacy applications into a cloud native package like containers. IBM last year joined a similar push by Docker Inc. and its Modernize Traditional Application (MTA) program. That program uses au...