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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:30:00 ESTSYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint, a leading digital experience intelligence company, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint Systems is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into your customer-critical services to help you consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed for digital business, Catchpoint is the only end-user experience monitoring (EUM) platform that can simultaneously capture, index and analyze object-level performance data inline across the most extensive monitor types and node coverage, enabling a smarter, faster way to preempt issues and optimize service delivery. More than 350 customers in over 30 countries trust Catchpoint to strengthen their brand and grow their businesses.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:45:00 ESTThe proper isolation of resources is essential for multi-tenant environments. The traditional approach to isolate resources is, however, rather heavyweight. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Igor Drobiazko, co-founder of elastic.io, drew upon his own experience with operating a Docker container-based infrastructure on a large scale and present a lightweight solution for resource isolation using microservices. He also discussed the implementation of microservices in data and application integration in general, shared the challenges they ran into using open source technologies like Apache Mesos and Marathon for Docker containers and what solutions they found to deal with them.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:15:00 ESTCreating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discussed how a new approach is necessary, one that supports the attributes of the cloud with the millions of applications and users depending on it for their business and personal lives. Object storage is the millennial approach to cloud-based data storage, archival, retrieval and cost. Why? Because it delivers significantly higher data reliability and allows virtually unlimited expansion for storage. Perfect for a hash-tagging, selfie-taking, always communicating and collaborating in an on-demand world.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 ESTTraditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera, covered the ins and outs of Hadoop, and how it can help cloud-based businesses.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 06:00:00 ESTUnsecured IoT devices were used to launch crippling DDOS attacks in October 2016, targeting services such as Twitter, Spotify, and GitHub. Subsequent testimony to Congress about potential attacks on office buildings, schools, and hospitals raised the possibility for the IoT to harm and even kill people. What should be done? Does the government need to intervene? This panel at @ThingExpo New York brings together leading IoT and security experts to discuss this very serious topic.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:00:00 ESTIt's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bradley Holt, a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services, discussed how offline-first apps built with PouchDB and Cloudant Sync can provide better, faster user experiences by storing data locally and then synchronizing with a cloud database when a network connection is available.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 14:00:00 ESTIT departments currently face a constant “need for speed” from within the organization, predominantly driven by an increase in application and business demand. This isn’t going to change any time soon. Indeed, according to Gartner, by the end of 2017 demand for app development services will grow at least five times faster than an internal IT organization's capacity to deliver them. Speed is the competitive differentiator in a SaaS environment, but this can often place undue strain on IT. An effective DevOps strategy can alleviate this. It can also help research and development teams move faster, taking the launch cycle of a product from months to weeks. This is especially crucial at Lithium, given that our product is highly customizable, and those continual iterations help both us and our customers stay ahead of the game.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:45:00 ESTBeing able to ensure a positive experience for your customers and end users is one of the hallmarks of any great company. Yet with all of the different internal and external online systems needed to do that, early detection and rapid response to performance issues becomes harder and more expensive. Join us for the OpsCast, Delivering the Honeywell User Experience Through OnPrem Monitoring, to learn how Honeywell International, one of the world’s largest producers of commercial and consumer technology, has deployed synthetic OnPrem agents throughout their global networks. Citing specific examples of obstacles that the company has faced, Paul Fries, Monitoring Leader at Honeywell, will show how their customers benefit from synthetic OnPrem monitoring.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:00:00 EDTCulture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these challenges.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:00:00 EDTFrom Fitbits, to connected cars, to sensors that water crops, making decisions is no longer enough, now you need to make decisions in context. To bring your next great IoT decision to life you need to be able to extend and connect beyond your traditional enterprise. But with thousands if not millions of different devices all with their own technologies, standards and security how do you connect with the right ones effectively. And technology is only one aspect of the challenge; how do you create the right business model to drive value from your solution? An IoT solution that doesn’t connect to any devices is useless. But one that tries to connect to everything can be just as problematic. How to do find the right mix that maximizes your application and drive tangible results?
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:45:00 EDTIn the past, application deployment meant moving lots of components - provided by developers to lots of servers, databases etc. managed by Operation. With Docker and containers, we often hear statements like: "That all goes away now - developers simply have to delver a ready-to-go Docker image, and we're done! No more need for app deployment tools like XL Deploy!
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:00:00 EDTA huge theme we encounter with businesses attempting DevOps transformations is that they rarely know where to start. Our advice, start by figuring out your goals. The most common goal we find is that companies want to ship faster without breaking everything. But where do you go from there? Here is our take: We’ve all heard about the principles/philosophies/tools etc. behind successful DevOps, but in the beginning start by just enacting the changes that move you towards your goals Make your focus practicing improvement not just practicing “DevOps”
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:00:00 ESTIBM has announced a new strategic technology services agreement with Anthem, Inc., a health benefits company in the U.S. IBM has been selected to provide operational services for Anthem's mainframe and data center server and storage infrastructure for the next five years. Among the benefits of the relationship, Anthem has the ability to leverage IBM Cloud solutions that will help increase the ease, availability and speed of adding infrastructure to support new business requirements.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:00 ESTOpenXava is an Open Source Java Framework for Rapid Development of Enterprise Web Applications. In OpenXava you only have to write the domain classes in plain Java to get a web application ready for deploying in WebSphere or WebSphere Portal. This 5.2 release has a new way to customize the list and collections, very responsive and more intuitive. We have improved the automated test performance, upgraded some important libraries and many more things. We invite you to download it and upgrade your OpenXava applications. Look at the migration instructions.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:55:00 ESTAgain I embarrass my friends and family by walking around cool places talking to myself about digital transformation and mobility. Enjoy! #JustHavingFun #DadIsEmbarrassingMe #GetThePopCorn
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 11:00:00 ESTAs Platform as a Service (PaaS) matures as a category, developers should have the ability to use the programming language of their choice to build applications and have access to a wide array of services. Bluemix is IBM's open cloud development platform that enables users to easily build cloud-based, creative mobile and web applications without having to spend large amounts of time and resources on configuring infrastructure and multiple software licenses. In this track, you will learn about the array of services to support and accelerate application development, as well as building applications on Bluemix using Java and node.JS. Learn more about Bluemix at www.bluemix.net.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EDTInternet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced on Thursday its first 12 all-star speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. @ThingsExpo, the first and largest IoT event in the world, debuted at the Javits Center in New York City in June 10-12, 2014 with over 6,000 delegates attending the conference. Among the first 12 announced world class speakers, IBM will present two highly popular IoT sessions, which will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. More than 150 all-star faculty members will discuss, including the hottest Internet of Things technology topics in November.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:00:00 EDTCome learn about what you need to consider when moving your data to the cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Skyla Loomis, a Program Director of Cloudant Development at Cloudant, will discuss the security, performance, and operational implications of keeping your data on premise, moving it to the cloud, or taking a hybrid approach. She will use real customer examples to illustrate the tradeoffs, key decision points, and how to be successful with a cloud or hybrid cloud solution.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:00:00 EDTAlmost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mac Devine, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, will discuss bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:00:00 EDTWe present a unique case study of applying data mining and advanced statistical methods to analyze, diagnose and improve manufacturing yield, especially for rare failure event prediction. Intra-die process variations in nanometer technology nodes pose significant challenges to robust design practices. Geometric variations along with random dopant fluctuation effects have had significant impact on Memory functionality/yield. Inaccuracies in the models and variabilities in the process are more pronounced and force us to understand the variability effects in a processor chip with higher accuracy and fidelity and considering more physical effects than ever before. In this case study, we use predictive failure analytics to learn and optimize critical components of the processor, and deal with massive amounts of data using server farms for parallel processing. The technique can handle large numbers of process and design variables which cause mismatches in transistors, demonstrating the capability of high dimensionality, accuracy and efficiency. This increases the confidence level in the functionality and operability of system-on-chip as a whole. The underlying algorithms are generic and can be applied to big data analysis, and in particular, the techniques and framework would be very amenable to a cloud computing architectures for both scalability of processing power and data handling, and for enabling such analysis for organizations that would otherwise not have the means.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:00:00 EDTThe Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness, and in-car entertainment and this excitement will bleed into other areas. On the commercial side, more manufacturers will embed sensors in their products and connect them to the Internet to monitor their performance and offer pro-active maintenance services. As a result, engineers who know how to incorporate software and networking into their mechanical designs will become more in demand.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:15:00 EDT3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California with over 100 major sponsors and exhibitors in 2014 and more than 6,000 delegates from 17 countries. Internet of @ThingsExpo this week launched the premiere issue of its monthly newsletter which contains highlights of the hottest sessions and speakers from Internet of @ThingsExpo, speaking information as well as sponsorship opportunities.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:00:00 EDTThe 15th International Cloud Expo has just expanded its conference program, to bring together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC at one location. Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to learn about the latest technology developments and solutions.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:45:00 EDTThe Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, will show you how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:39:12 EDTOpenXava is an AJAX Java 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 on WebSphere or WebSphere Portal. This 5.0 release has a new look & feel, includes module navigation, user login/logout (so you do not need Liferay anymore), inline editable collections (just like a spreadsheet), a new editor to attach files to your entity, and many many more things.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:50:00 ESTOpenXava 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.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:18:18 EDTIBM will work with a state government in Nigeria to design a transportation system in its largest city on a pro bono basis in line with Smarter Cities. IBM has completed a pro bono project with the Lagos State Government in Nigeria to design a transportation scheme in an effort to help manage and reduce traffic in Lagos City. Funds for the collaboration will come from the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge three-year competitive grant program, which allocates $50 million for the winning participant chosen among 100 cities, IBM said Friday. IBM's corporate citizenship program and international foundation sponsor the grant and a team of six IBM experts helps each winning city identify key issues, according to IBM. The blueprint for Lagos recommends the state use mobile phones, call centers, cameras and GPS devices to manage the traffic, police, fire and medical services, as well as inform travelers about road situations and schedules. "An intelligent, interconnected logistics and transportation management system is a crucial must-have for any modern city," said Taiwo Otiti, IBM's country general manager for West Africa. The proposal also includes recommendations for developing an integrated e-ticketing and fare management system, implementing toll rates based on traffic density and using a single platform to store traffic and transportation data.
Mon, 13 May 2013 06:00:00 EDTSpeed-to-market and improving ROI for new cloud services are an important element for adopting cloud computing. Open source technology translates into savings for clients in terms of flexibility and interoperability. OpenStack is leading the way in open source for IaaS, capturing the attention of the cloud customers, business partners and vendors alike, and producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Andrew Trossman, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Common Cloud Stack at IBM, will discuss IBM's role in OpenStack including key contributions to strengthen OpenStack, ending with a wrap up of an overview of IBM's plans for the adoption of OpenStack as part of the IBM SmartCloud portfolio.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:35:54 EDTOpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:36:00 EDTI talk with IBM Technical Evangelist Kathy Zeidenstein about the integration between BIG-IP ASM and IBM’s InfoSphere Guardium along with some of the current security trends occurring in the industry. We recorded this after the Wrap video so that’s why it’s out of order.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:36:05 ESTOpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.6 has some new interesting features such as: Custom reports generation from list. It's possible to customize the list mode defining your own editor. You can assign a model object (an entity or a transient object) directly to a View to populate it.
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:00:00 EDTThe purpose of this article is to describe the steps involved in configuring Datapower services for the browser-based HTTP type requests. The commonly used methods for such requests are either the POST or GET HTTP method. 1. For the testing purpose create a loopback pass-through XML Firewall. 2. Create a new Multi-Protocol Gateway with the following values
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:30:00 EDTGinny Rometty, who took over from Sam Palmisano as president and CEO of IBM back the first of the year, will add the title of chairman when Sam steps down from the board on October 1. He will stick around as senior advisor until he retires on December 1. Palmisano became CEO in 2002 and was named chairman in 2003.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:04:20 EDTOpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation.
Mon, 07 May 2012 08:00:00 EDTAt its annual user and partner Impact conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM announced a slew of new products, including new additions to its WebSphere applications family. There are also promises of better integration with software products from its … Continue reading (image)
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:43:18 EDTOpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of portlet applications compatible with WebSphere Portal. It is well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation.
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:25:00 ESTCompuware Corporation the technology performance company, today announced the release of Compuware dynaTrace 4.1, the industry's first application performance management (APM) solution to provide full support for IBM WebSphere Message Broker. dynaTrace 4.1 also adds to its powerful User Experience Management (UEM) capabilities, enhances visualization and integrates with Compuware Gomez(R) Real-User Monitoring - Data Center. This new release furthers Compuware's leadership in the APM industry and extends its ability to deliver unprecedented business agility, cost optimization and competitive advantages to the marketplace.
Sun, 12 Feb 2012 08:15:00 ESTMark Bakker from Xebia -- a specialized international IT consultancy focusing on Enterprise Java -- published an interesting overview of IBM DataPower Security Gateway and Forum Sentry. Mark writes:
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:59:45 ESTOpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of portlet applications compatible with WebSphere Portal. It is well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.3 adds support for total properties in collections, it has a new editor for HTML_TEXT stereotype, add info and warning messages and some other useful new features. Now you can use square brakets in @ListProperties to asociate one or more properties of the container entity to a property of the collection. In this way you can add arbitrary values as totals.
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:00:00 EDTJava SE 7, the Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 is out. It’s the first major release in five years and took 9,494 bug fixes, 1,966 enhancements, 9,018 changesets, 147 builds and four JSRs to get here. It’s also the first release of the Java platform under Oracle’s stewardship, and threatened not to happen until Oracle put its foot down and went off and wheeled and dealed and leveraged IBM. (Remember the Apache Foundation stalking off and slamming the door?) Still, it’s based on the open source OpenJDK, making it something of a novelty for a commercial release.
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:40:00 EDTGSX Solutions, a provider of proactive, consolidated monitoring, reporting of enterprise messaging, mobile and collaboration environments, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), is proud to congratulate senior executive Eileen Fitzgerald for being selected as one of this year's IBM Champions. Fitzgerald, GSX Senior VP for Customer Delivery and Product Management, worked in the Global Notes environment for over 15 years and then focused on Service Delivery, managing Notes services, infrastructures and functionalities according to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Standards. She is also a co-organizer for several Lotus User Group conferences (such as ILUG and UKLUG) and a regular speaker at IBM Lotusphere.
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 16:22:50 ESTIndeed, the Signature Mortgage story was so compelling, that Bob was invited to also share the stage with two of IBM’s corporate clients during Sean Poulley’s strategy session in the morning, as well as participate in an analyst panel discussion on cloud computing later in the day. I would like to thank Bob Catlin, CEO and founder of Signature Mortgage, for doing a stellar job today at sharing his David and Goliath success story in the mortgage industry during his one-hour presentation at Lotusphere 2011. Bob discussed how e-SignLive and LotusLive have enabled his small regional operations to go head-to-head with large Internet players, and deliver superior performance and customer service. Indeed, the Signature Mortgage story was so compelling, that Bob was invited to also share the stage with two of IBM’s corporate clients during Sean Poulley’s strategy session in the morning, as well as participate in an analyst panel discussion on cloud computing later in the day. The reasons for the interest in Signature Mortgage’s story are easy to understand because of the compelling ROI that Bob was able to achieve in just three months since using the combined Silanis and IBM services.
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 03:30:00 ESTThe XC10 and XI50 Integration is compelling. The idea behind the XI50-XC10 integration is to enable faster look-up of cached data and reduced processing at back-end tiers, with use of XC10 as a general purpose caching appliance. The XI50-XC10 integration has opened up many possibilities to economize on infrastructure costs and further leverage XC10s caching mechanism to speed up XI50 Authentication process. In simplest terms this integration amalgamates the better of two breeds of appliances. This integration speeds the look-up and processing done by XI50, by extensible and scalable cache enabled by XC10.
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:38:00 ESTSilanis Technology, the electronic signature provider for the US Army, 21st Century, a Country Financial, BMW Financial Services and many other leading government, financial services, and insurance organizations, today announced that the latest release of its e-Sign Desktop solution 6.6 now supports IBM Forms 4.0. Version 6.6 of e-Sign Desktop (formerly known as ApproveIt Desktop) adds support for IBM Forms 4.0 on top of its existing support for MS Word, MS Excel, MS InfoPath, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Accelio. Organizations using IBM Forms 4.0's powerful "built-in" workflow engine and design tools to automate forms-based processes can now maximize their investment by adding Silanis' electronic signing capabilities to also achieve a 100% electronic approval process. e-Sign Desktop is a highly flexible and secure electronic signature solution that plugs into common file formats and supports the embedding of signatures within documents to facilitate integration with existing content management and workflow systems.
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:30:13 ESTBuilding on over a decade of success with the database and file utility for the IBM i – Version 3.8 of the award winning Surveyor/400 is now available. Surveyor/400 is a GUI-based application running on your desktop computer that makes working with IBM databases, libraries, files, and spool files on the IBM i easy. Previously, many functions could be performed by browsing the IFS in the main Surveyor/400 window, but the new IFS Explorer allows file lists to be maintained in separate windows for an enhanced folder browsing experience. The IFS Explorer provides easier IFS navigation with a drop-down location bar, familiar forward and back buttons, and file filtering. The ability to transfer IFS files between IBM i systems or a user’s desktop now includes the ability to copy entire folders.
Sat, 20 Nov 2010 08:15:00 ESTThe EU-funded VISION Cloud initiative, led by IBM, has been launched and is focused on creating a metadata format that will enable users' data to be interoperable among Cloud service providers. This is potentially a huge development for all business, but especially small businesses, which run the risk of vendor lock-in and general unhappiness when they find that it's not cost-effective to switch Cloud vendors should they encounter problems. IBM heads the list of 15 organizations participating in this initiative. The research is being conducted out of an IBM facility in Haifa, Israel. We were able to learn more about the initiative from Dr, Yaron Wolfsthal, IBM's senior manager responsible for VISION Cloud, Here's what we asked and what he answered: Cloud Computing Journal: What are the key, high-level architectural challenges that you face in creating a way to handle portable metadata in the cloud?
Fri, 19 Nov 2010 03:15:00 ESTAsk someone to associate IBM and cloud computing, and that person will probably come back with something about solutions to help build private clouds. I know because I ask… all the time. On the surface, this is a fair association. After all, it is true that IBM offers quite a few different solutions that help users to build both private clouds and on-premise clouds that they then offer up to others (i.e. enabling service providers). However, it does not participate in this cloud delivery model at the expense of other delivery models.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:30:00 ESTAfter Bloomberg reported that IBM was planning to buy network security appliance maker Fortinet, the company has fired back with a denial of the claim and a demand for a retraction. Bloomberg had quoted two unnamed sources who said a deal was in the works. Fortinet only IPO'd a year ago and has been selling pretty well since then and now its shares have also climbed way up on the takeover rumor.
Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDTA filing in the Neon v IBM mainframe antitrust case managed to get past the IBM censors, who have been sealing court documents willy-nilly in the name of confidentiality agreements. Imagine not being allowed to know the grounds for Neon's motion for a partial summary judgment - and in Texas no less. However, it seems we were right in betting that Neon Enterprise Software asked the federal court down there to rule that nowhere in IBM's contracts with its mainframe users does it say they can't run whatever workloads they want on the mainframes zIIP and zAAP specialty processors (SPs).
Sun, 17 Oct 2010 04:00:00 EDTIBM is poised to become a change agent in public cloud services by enabling telecom companies to rapidly and easily roll out new "as a service" offerings to companies of all sizes, especially big ones. This week, the company announced the availability of the IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform, which combines hardware, software and services, both from IBM and an impressive roster of partners, in an offering tailored for the world's largest telecommunications companies. The telcos will use the new platform to provision and manage a broad variety of highly secure, scalable and reliable infrastructure, platform and software services through regional and global public clouds. The platform will be backed up with a rich menu of business and technical services provided by IBM and its channel partners. The combination of IBM's staggering investment and the reach, reliability and richness of the telcos' network infrastructure comprise a new force in public cloud computing that could leave many of its current leaders in the dust, gasping for air.