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IBM on Thursday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Aspera, Inc. Aspera’s technology helps companies securely speed the movement of massive data files around the world. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Licensed to clients and partners either in the cloud or on ...
SoftLayer could be said to be the leader when it comes to one platform offering endless possibilities. Their unified platform is specially designed to meet the end users requirement of giving cloud computing users the results they want, the way they want it. SoftLayer operates all ov...
OpenXava is an Open Source Framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere Applications. In OpenXava you only have to write the domain classes in plain Java to get a web application ready to be deployed into WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Portal.
Customers are expecting to consume IT as a service and IT vendors, including IBM, are responding. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the IBM Software Group's Analyst Insights conference for the industry analyst community. IBM's total revenue of about $100B comes from its combin...
IBM has signed an agreement with Dexia and several major financial institutions in Europe to build and manage their IT infrastructure previously managed by Associated Dexia Technology Services (ADTS). As a result of this agreement, IBM takes a controlling share in ADTS establishing an ...
Add another fill-in-the-blank-as-a-service that's making waves in the cloud. Verizon, which just recently launched a major overhaul to its cloud platform, announced plans to integrate the VMware/EMC-backed Cloud Foundry open-source platform-as-a-service (PaaS) initiative into its off...
More customers are looking to utilize cloud computing and tightly integrated hardware will be beneficial for such customers. When I signed up to attend Enterprise 2013, a conference for IBM’s enterprise systems and storage users, I was wondering how much cloud computing information wo...
With the ever-increasing pace of change in business, line-of-business groups are demanding new application creation in days rather than weeks or months. Since the traditional IT application development cycle is ill-suited for this type of quick application development, we’re seeing CMO...
Cloud computing's profile just took a leap in the polls. IBM announced the opening of a new Federal Cloud Innovation Center dedicated to helping federal agencies and other public-sector organizations advance the adoption of cloud computing across the government. The new IBM Federal...
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has announced that SilverSky, a provider of cloud-based information security and messaging solutions, has chosen SoftLayer to help power its cloud-based email and Email Protection Suite offerings. SilverSky’s comprehensive security services, running on SoftLa...
IBM Smart Cloud Enterprise is offered as a service called IaaS to deliver the best infrastructure for any business. The user then gets access to IBM’s virtual server and all the resources that go with it. The services are flexible and the security is unmatched. It also provides a clou...
Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to public, private, and hybrid clouds, has announced global support for IBM public cloud offerings, providing clients an automated migration path to their IBM cloud of choice, ...
That's one big check for Big Blue. IBM won a federal cloud-computing contract with a maximum value of $1 billion, its largest such agreement with the U.S. government, according to an article on Bloomberg.com. The Interior Department awarded similar, 10-year pacts to nine other supp...
IBM shared a security related infographic via Twitter recently and in looking through the statistics (most of which are attributed to 2011 research, by the way) I happened to catch a statement claiming "The average company is attacked 60,000 times a day." IBM notes that "average" is a...
Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two has gain more industry awareness as a competitor to FusionIO among others. Ther...
With the increased automation of business processes, enterprises are integrating closely with their customers and partners to transform into connected businesses. At the same time, social and mobile interactions are growing at an unprecedented rate, resulting in data storage growth and...
EMC Corporation has kicked off a 24-hour, around-the-world live broadcast announcing new products that help give customers the speed they need to lead their IT Transformation. Today's news includes revolutionary technology advances in the EMC VNX line of midrange storage, new capabilit...
Many IT professionals aged 40+ or 50+ are without a job and the task of finding a new one in IT is very difficult. There are a variety of opinions as to why this should be. Recently I participated in a popular discussion in the Linkedin Group "Israel High Tech" about high-tech veter...
HDS will demonstrate the power of its technologies for VMware environments next week through presentations, in-booth demonstrations and videos at VMworld® 2013, August 25-29, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
"IBM is committed to partnering with universities around the world to provide students with Big Data and analytics curriculum to make an impact in today's data-driven marketplace," said Richard Rodts, IBM's Manager of Global Academic Programs, as IBM last week announced that it has add...
Recently, BMC one of the “big four” software firms was acquired by a group of investors led by Bain Capital. This is good news for Bain as they generally make a lot of money from their purchases before they divest what is unprofitable and milk whatever they can from those stuck with o...
In my previous post (Cloud Data, Security, Privacy & Confidentiality/ The ISV Perspective) I talked about the increasing exposure of data, the changing landscape of data confidentiality and the need to shield data rather than retreat into – largely mythical -“safe heavens” of on prem...
Amazon Web Services has lost a nice piece of glory business to SoftLayer, the public cloud company IBM just paid an estimated $2 billion to buy reportedly for the pleasure of poking AWS in the eye. Big Blue just got that distinct pleasure, heightened by the fact that it’s making a ni...
Depending on who or what is your sphere of influence, or your sources of information and insight are, there will be different views of tiering, particular when it comes to tiered storage and storage tiering for cloud, virtual and traditional environments. Recently I did piece over at ...
“IBM’s perspective on cloud computing has been about a systematic approach, to saying what’s the impact on the underlying business as a whole and from that perspective saying cloud computing certainly is the way we need to move,” stated Bruce Otte, Director of the IBM SmartCloud Platfo...
Introducing new products faster, reducing costs and increasing productivity continue to be top priorities for companies around the world and many of them are looking to Cloud computing to help meet these goals. Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation provides a unified platform across co...
SOA Software on Monday announced API Management for the IBM WebSphere DataPower family of SOA appliances. “APIs present a challenge to IT organizations today,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. “SOA Software’s unique approach to API management on DataPower allows IT organ...
On today's Smarter Planet, enterprises are turning to the cloud to revamp existing business models and manage an unprecedented rate of change. In fact, the number of enterprises moving to cloud computing will double within the next few years as they seek to transition IT from a cost ce...
Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new sys...
Reading my newsfeed this morning I noticed several articles talking about the cloud and the enterprise. There is no doubt that the area is heating up with more and more acquisitions (IBM buys Softlayer), investments (GE invests $105M in Pivotal) and fights over big deals (IBM vs. AWS f...
Big Data as we know it today is more aligned to the analytical processing of large quantities of data. All the predominant use cases identified by the big data product vendors are more aligned with analytical processing. For example one of the major use case of Big Data is about utiliz...
“The cloud opportunity is helping C-suite leaders reshape customer experience," said Paul Papas, Global Leader Smarter Commerce, IBM Global Business Services, as IBM today unveiled an extensive array of cloud solutions designed for the C-suite. “As part of IBM's digital front office...
n the cloud doesn't matter whether you are running on an Open Source platform or not - it is NOT free because you pay for the service. And for long Open Source project have been funded through the services premiums that you pay. I would argue that Open Source vendors have mastered the ...
Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new sys...
IBM Tuesday said it’s going to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, the Dallas-based outfit that’s supposed to be the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider in the world. Terms were not disclosed but the good ole rumor mill, touched off by a Reuters report in March ab...