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This is the final post in our series on how hybrid cloud can help craft brewers create better beer. Make sure to check back and read the first two posts, if you have not done so already. In fact, grab a cold beer first!

In this post, we’ll take a final look at how hybrid cloud can benefit craft brewers, and then wrap up with a look at some of the hybrid cloud solutions offered by our partner IBM.

In the previous post in this series, we provided a brief introduction to the new partnership between Cima Solutions Group and Splunk. While the log analysis and log management tools Splunk offers can benefit you whether your organization plans to run an on-premises or a cloud environment, perhaps the best way to benefit from the new partnership is to blend the two together, by taking advantage of the hybrid cloud capabilities of Cima. In this post, we’ll explore the intersection between Cima’s hybrid cloud and Splunk’s log management capabilities in greater detail.

In the previous post in our series on how hybrid cloud can help create better beer, we took a quick look at what hybrid cloud is, and started looking at what makes beer and hybrid cloud such a good fit for each other. Now, we’ll pick back up where we left off, with a look at how hybrid cloud can improve processes throughout the brewing cycle.

In the previous posts in this series on security intelligence, we provided a brief introduction to IBM QRadar, a leading security intelligence platform, and talked a little bit about how an organization can best get started with adopting QRadar technology. Now, in the final post in this series, we’ll take a step back to get a better look at why you would want to adopt QRadar to help meet the changing security needs of your organization.

Today’s storage administrators are surrounded by new and conflicting challenges on all sides. The exponential growth of business data has created new levels of analytics opportunities, but admins who continue to rely on the same old storage technology to manage this new data are just as likely to be overwhelmed by it as they are to draw value from it. Adding new storage capacity on an ad hoc basis is inefficient and costly, and usually ends up creating a very complex storage environment, made up of various different pieces, that can be very difficult to manage.

Everything your business does creates data, and the development of new technologies such as hybrid cloud and the Internet of Things will only increase the amount of data you create. The real question is, what is your company doing with all that data? Unfortunately, for many organizations today, the answer is that the data created by everyday business operations is simply dumped onto a server, and then left to rot. As a result, businesses get little or no value from the data they create.

Here at Cima Solutions Group, we spend a lot of time thinking about how technology can make the world a better place to live in. Sometimes that means big things, like saving lives through better medical practices or improving lives through innovative educational concepts. However, every now and then, there comes a time to set aside those big goals (important as they may be) to focus on something fun.

In the last post in our series on security intelligence, we provided a brief introduction to the IBM QRadar SIEM platform, and how it can be influential in solving the security issues that so many different companies are facing in today’s high-risk IT environment. We  hope our post got you started thinking about how QRadar could benefit an organization like yours. However, a lot of the practical issues behind security intelligence still remain: that is, many organizations out there are well aware of the fact that they need something new to keep up with the new security threats they’re facing, but still have a hard time understanding how they would go about adopting QRadar as that new thing they need.

Today’s IT leaders face a wide variety of challenges every day. Whether it’s making the most of limited resources, ensuring that line of business employees are empowered to do their jobs well, or keeping vital company data stored safely, these administrators have a lot of priorities competing for their time. Throw in the unexpected crises that inevitably arise in IT settings, and it’s hard to understand how these people get anything done at all.