At its Edge 2016 conference, IBM made several announcements related to hybrid cloud computing. For developers, the company unveiled new z Systems services for IBM Cloud with Operational Insights for analytics and continuous bench-marking, which allow developers without mainframe experience to create data-driven applications for the platform.
IBM also launched new hardware called Power Systems for IBM Cloud, which facilities the deployment of hybrid cloud environments. In addition, it debuted z Systems Operational Insights, a SaaS-based cloud monitoring and management application.
The company also announced new or expanded cloud-related partnerships with open source leaders like Ubuntu, Mirantis, Red Hat, Hortonworks and NGINX.