IBM is on an expansion drive when it comes to its cloud services across the globe. The global technology giant is adding even more data centres to fuel its growth. The company is now adding 8 new data centre locations using a partnership with the company Equinix. The new data centres are located in Germany, Japan, and Mexico City. All these are part of the company’s $1.2 billion investment plans that it announced last year.
In July this year, Apple and IBM joined hands to take on the enterprise market together. Now five months after the announcement, both the companies today released the first ten apps that are a result of the collaborative MobileFirst initiative by both the companies. So far the partnership has bought several companies like Citi, Sprint, Air Canada, and others on board.
With advancement in technology, we are digging deeper and deeper to understand the big data, cloud and the Internet of Things technologies. These technologies are helping conventional data center to become more modern.
There has been a hushed talk about it. Looks like, IBM is delighted to announce enhancement in OpenStack services to its cloud marketplace to address growing client demands. The company that dabbles in both OpenStack and traditional data center virtualization has opened a 30,000 sq. ft. cloud centre in Mumbai, India. It is a $1.2 billion investment plan by IBM Cloud to grow its cloud presence around the world.
China is now being seen as a major hub for cloud companies. The latest entrant, IBM SoftLayer is now teaming up with a Chinese company called Tencent Cloud to bring new cloud and SaaS based apps to the market. The Chinese market is huge no doubt, and every major technology company wants a piece of the pie.
IBM is now looking at tapping into Twitter’s vast firehose of data stream to enable its customers to make smarter decisions. Twitter’s general manager of business analytics, Alistair Rennie wrote on the company’s official blog saying, “Personally, I use Twitter as a sort of market-intelligence radar. I follow very smart people to see what they’re reading and thinking.”
SAP, the popular German business software giant, is teaming up with IBM to join forces for the cloud. SAP is going to tap into IBM’s SoftLayer service to run the cloud-ready business applications. SAP will allow its customers to run the HANA Enterprise cloud on IBM’s SoftLayer service.
The great American philosopher, Mark Twain, said, “There’s gold in them thar hills”, and he was right as far as the hills of Georgia are concerned. Similarly, the most small, mid and large sized companies have realized a long time ago that data mining and business analytics can uncover gold hidden in both their own and publicly available data. The challenge is to sort out the enormous amount of data.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced at IBC 2014 that Aspera, an IBM company has expanded its unique software platform for moving Big Data and media with new capabilities that allow media enterprises to efficiently transfer, synchronize and stream content of any type, resolution and size across distributed cloud and on premises systems, even at global distances.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that through SoftLayer it will offer its customers bare metal servers powered by Intel Cloud Technology that provides monitoring and security down to the microchip level.