Cloud

GBM Qatar, a leading Systems Integrator company, has been exceptional in enabling its customers with many innovative cloud solutions for workload migration, cloud operations, data analytics, mobile, IoT, machine learning and AI, to name a few. GBM Cloud services team delivers a rigorous and comprehensive suite of orchestrated hybrid cloud services, ensuring the agility, scalability and security required by any organization committed to digital transformation.

Cloud Services/Cloud Computing

Large Enterprises both government and private organizations seek the flexibility, scalability and reliability of a Cloud platform providers to support their growth aspirations. They summon the power of the cloud for a wide variety of applications ranging from pure computing power and storage to content delivery thereby helping the organization move faster, lower IT costs and gain the scale that it needs to support its growth.

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computing power, database, storage, applications, and other IT resources via the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Whether you are using it to run applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or to support business-critical operations, a cloud services platform provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources.
GBM provides various Cloud computing services as per below.

Cloud computing has three main types that are commonly referred to as:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

Selecting the right type of cloud computing for your needs can help you strike the right balance of control and governance over your IT apps and Infra initiatives.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a Service (SaaS) provides you with a completed product that is run and managed by the service provider. In most cases, people referring to Software as a Service (SaaS) are referring to end-user applications. With a SaaS offering you do not have to think about how the service is maintained or how the underlying infrastructure is managed; you only need to think about how you will use the software.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Platforms as a service (PaaS) remove the need for organizations to manage the underlying infrastructure (usually hardware and operating systems) and allow you to focus on the deployment and management of your applications. This helps you to be more efficient as you don’t need to worry about resource procurement, capacity planning, software maintenance, patching, or any of the other undifferentiated heavy lifting involved in running your application.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), contains the basic building blocks for cloud IT and typically provide access to networking features, computers (virtual or on dedicated hardware), and data storage space. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides  you with the highest level of flexibility and management control over your IT resources and is most similar to existing IT resources that many IT departments and developers are familiar with today.

Cloud Integrations

Integration has become an obstacle to success because traditional, centralized and systematic integration approaches cannot cope with the volume and pace of business innovation.


As a trusted consulting and services partner for our technology cloud providers, GBM Qatar brings all the expertise you need to propel your businesses forward, helping you build the future of your organizations

IBM Cloud Products Services

  • IBM API Connect – API Connect is a complete, modern, intuitive and scalable API platform that lets you create, securely expose, manage and monetize APIs across clouds so that you and your customers can power digital applications and spur innovation.
  • IBM APP connect – To instantly connect applications, data, heritage systems and modern technologies through a variety of integration styles — from traditional service-oriented architectures to modern, agile and event-driven ones — virtualizing access to data wherever it lives for exposure as APIs.
  • IBM MQ- IBM MQ offers proven, enterprise-grade messaging capabilities that skillfully and safely move information between applications. Many of the world’s most successful companies rely on MQ.
  •  IBM DataPower Gateway – helps organizations meet the security and integration needs of a digital business in a single multi-channel gateway. It provides security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads.
  • IBM Secure Gateway Services – The Secure Gateway Service provides a quick, easy, and secure solution to connect anything to anything. The solution provides a persistent connection between on-premises or third party cloud environments and the IBM Cloud.
  • IBM Cloud Pak for Data- Deploy a complete data and AI private cloud with all the necessary infrastructure and software components in a matter of hours. Natively built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Cloud Pak for Data System provides optimized hardware to increase container performance, while also accelerating time to value of your data workloads

Cloud Native Solutions on Azure and AWS

  • App Services for Web Apps, API Services and Mobile applications
  • Service Fabric and Container Service
  • Functions for implementing event-based server less architecture

Integrate with IoT Solutions

  • IoT Hub for device to cloud and cloud to device communications
  • Event Hub and Stream Analytics for scalable data capture & processing
  • Hadoop based data processing/analytics in IBM/AWS/Azure.

Cloud Migration, Management and Operations

  • Azure and AWS Site Recovery & Database Migration Service for migration
  • DR Azure automation
  • Resource Manager templates
  • Python/PowerShell scripting for Azure Monitor, Log Analytics and App Insights for infra & app level views

Multi-Cloud Management

Multicloud management is the ability to manage multiple data centers or clouds — public or private — as if in a single environment. With 71 percent of enterprises using three or more clouds, it’s become the key to enterprise agility. But working across multiple clouds from multiple vendors poses a challenge.

Launching an IT infrastructure across multiple clouds may not only include deploying workloads in both private and public clouds. It could also include actively deploying and managing resources in multiple public clouds, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.

Multiple clouds bring big challenges:

  •  Visibility. With numerous clusters on more than one cloud from more than one provider, you need a clear view of exactly what’s running where.
  • Security and governance. You need to set consistent security policies across environments and manage workloads based on compliance or capacity.
  • Automation. To deploy applications across environments, you need automation, including backup and disaster recovery options and the ability to move workloads.

Why You Need a Multi-Cloud Tool?

  • Cluster Lifecycle Management Gain the ability to easily organize clusters and request and provision new ones across data centers and public cloud Kubernetes services according to your enterprise IT policies. Increase visibility into problems across clusters and have the power to deal with them, freeing up resources to advance innovation.
  • Application Centric Management Maintain High Availability and compliance. Define and deploy application microservices across clusters based on policy. Generate monitoring dashboards that automatically update based on deployment. Help developers to be more productive by giving them the tools to develop and deliver applications with agility.
  • Policy Based Governance Easily set and extend compliance policies across applications and infrastructures, including enforcing governance within clusters. With a simplified view, IBM Multicloud Manager helps continually check compliance across clusters and monitors environments to help maintain higher levels of security.
  • Succeeding in Cloud Governance Managing resources in a single cloud comes with its own singular challenges. Yet when venturing into the world of multi-cloud, the amount of challenges and their complexity grows exponentially with the number of cloud platforms you are using. Building on the basic foundations mentioned above and understanding how to manage multi-cloud governance will enable you to grow your presence across the cloud providers of your choice. This will allow you to focus on the important parts of your business—without having to invest large amounts of resources and time into managing the underlying infrastructure.

Achieve superior control and performance across environments through GBM Multi Cloud Services

With a multi-cloud strategy, it can become time-consuming, expensive and difficult to manage environments as you contend with scattered visibility, security and workloads across multiple Kubernetes clusters and clouds. GBM services propose and have intensive experience in managing IBM Multicloud Manager and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). This solution integrates all your environments in a single view that gives you optimal control over how you see, govern and automate everything.

Cloud Services/Cloud Computing

Large Enterprises both government and private organizations seek the flexibility, scalability and reliability of a Cloud platform providers to support their growth aspirations. They summon the power of the cloud for a wide variety of applications ranging from pure computing power and storage to content delivery thereby helping the organization move faster, lower IT costs and gain the scale that it needs to support its growth.

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computing power, database, storage, applications, and other IT resources via the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Whether you are using it to run applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or to support business-critical operations, a cloud services platform provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources.
GBM provides various Cloud computing services as per below.

Cloud computing has three main types that are commonly referred to as:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

Selecting the right type of cloud computing for your needs can help you strike the right balance of control and governance over your IT apps and Infra initiatives.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a Service (SaaS) provides you with a completed product that is run and managed by the service provider. In most cases, people referring to Software as a Service (SaaS) are referring to end-user applications. With a SaaS offering you do not have to think about how the service is maintained or how the underlying infrastructure is managed; you only need to think about how you will use the software.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Platforms as a service (PaaS) remove the need for organizations to manage the underlying infrastructure (usually hardware and operating systems) and allow you to focus on the deployment and management of your applications. This helps you to be more efficient as you don’t need to worry about resource procurement, capacity planning, software maintenance, patching, or any of the other undifferentiated heavy lifting involved in running your application.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), contains the basic building blocks for cloud IT and typically provide access to networking features, computers (virtual or on dedicated hardware), and data storage space. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides  you with the highest level of flexibility and management control over your IT resources and is most similar to existing IT resources that many IT departments and developers are familiar with today.

Cloud Integrations

Integration has become an obstacle to success because traditional, centralized and systematic integration approaches cannot cope with the volume and pace of business innovation.


As a trusted consulting and services partner for our technology cloud providers, GBM Qatar brings all the expertise you need to propel your businesses forward, helping you build the future of your organizations

IBM Cloud Products Services
  • IBM API Connect – API Connect is a complete, modern, intuitive and scalable API platform that lets you create, securely expose, manage and monetize APIs across clouds so that you and your customers can power digital applications and spur innovation.
  • IBM APP connect – To instantly connect applications, data, heritage systems and modern technologies through a variety of integration styles — from traditional service-oriented architectures to modern, agile and event-driven ones — virtualizing access to data wherever it lives for exposure as APIs.
  • IBM MQ- IBM MQ offers proven, enterprise-grade messaging capabilities that skillfully and safely move information between applications. Many of the world’s most successful companies rely on MQ.
  •  IBM DataPower Gateway – helps organizations meet the security and integration needs of a digital business in a single multi-channel gateway. It provides security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads.
  • IBM Secure Gateway Services – The Secure Gateway Service provides a quick, easy, and secure solution to connect anything to anything. The solution provides a persistent connection between on-premises or third party cloud environments and the IBM Cloud.
  • IBM Cloud Pak for Data- Deploy a complete data and AI private cloud with all the necessary infrastructure and software components in a matter of hours. Natively built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Cloud Pak for Data System provides optimized hardware to increase container performance, while also accelerating time to value of your data workloads
Cloud Native Solutions on Azure and AWS
  • App Services for Web Apps, API Services and Mobile applications
  • Service Fabric and Container Service
  • Functions for implementing event-based server less architecture
Integrate with IoT Solutions
  • IoT Hub for device to cloud and cloud to device communications
  • Event Hub and Stream Analytics for scalable data capture & processing
  • Hadoop based data processing/analytics in IBM/AWS/Azure.
Cloud Migration, Management and Operations
  • Azure and AWS Site Recovery & Database Migration Service for migration
  • DR Azure automation
  • Resource Manager templates
  • Python/PowerShell scripting for Azure Monitor, Log Analytics and App Insights for infra & app level views
Multi-Cloud Management

Multicloud management is the ability to manage multiple data centers or clouds — public or private — as if in a single environment. With 71 percent of enterprises using three or more clouds, it’s become the key to enterprise agility. But working across multiple clouds from multiple vendors poses a challenge.

Launching an IT infrastructure across multiple clouds may not only include deploying workloads in both private and public clouds. It could also include actively deploying and managing resources in multiple public clouds, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.

Multiple clouds bring big challenges:

  •  Visibility. With numerous clusters on more than one cloud from more than one provider, you need a clear view of exactly what’s running where.
  • Security and governance. You need to set consistent security policies across environments and manage workloads based on compliance or capacity.
  • Automation. To deploy applications across environments, you need automation, including backup and disaster recovery options and the ability to move workloads.

Why You Need a Multi-Cloud Tool?

  • Cluster Lifecycle Management Gain the ability to easily organize clusters and request and provision new ones across data centers and public cloud Kubernetes services according to your enterprise IT policies. Increase visibility into problems across clusters and have the power to deal with them, freeing up resources to advance innovation.
  • Application Centric Management Maintain High Availability and compliance. Define and deploy application microservices across clusters based on policy. Generate monitoring dashboards that automatically update based on deployment. Help developers to be more productive by giving them the tools to develop and deliver applications with agility.
  • Policy Based Governance Easily set and extend compliance policies across applications and infrastructures, including enforcing governance within clusters. With a simplified view, IBM Multicloud Manager helps continually check compliance across clusters and monitors environments to help maintain higher levels of security.
  • Succeeding in Cloud Governance Managing resources in a single cloud comes with its own singular challenges. Yet when venturing into the world of multi-cloud, the amount of challenges and their complexity grows exponentially with the number of cloud platforms you are using. Building on the basic foundations mentioned above and understanding how to manage multi-cloud governance will enable you to grow your presence across the cloud providers of your choice. This will allow you to focus on the important parts of your business—without having to invest large amounts of resources and time into managing the underlying infrastructure.

Achieve superior control and performance across environments through GBM Multi Cloud Services

With a multi-cloud strategy, it can become time-consuming, expensive and difficult to manage environments as you contend with scattered visibility, security and workloads across multiple Kubernetes clusters and clouds. GBM services propose and have intensive experience in managing IBM Multicloud Manager and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). This solution integrates all your environments in a single view that gives you optimal control over how you see, govern and automate everything.

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