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IBM Rational Software Delivery Services for Cloud Computing include a set of ready-to-use application lifecycle management tools for developing and testing in the IBM Cloud, and use infrastructure management capabilities, to help organizations build software applications in the cloud. ...
IBM announced on Monday a new Research collaboratory, located in Taipei, Taiwan. The collaboratory will focus on using technologies -- including cloud computing, analytics and mobile devices -- to advance wellness-centric healthcare that manages diseases more efficiently and effectivel...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT transformation company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Conventio...
Cloud-based IT services management pioneer, Autotask Corporation, announced on Thursday the launch of an exclusive IT services platform for 1nService, the leading international community of advanced technology integrators with $1.5 billion collective sales globally. The new Autotask te...
Cloud Computing and its ability to process the needs of multiple users with shared resources in a dynamic and transparent fashion doesn’t happen by chance. The underlying technologies and their ability to provide elasticity, scalability, and automation, while protecting data in motion,...
IBM today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lombardi, a privately held software company based in Austin, Texas. Financial terms were not disclosed. Lombardi, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software and services, helps organizations autom...
Yankee Group today unveiled its annual predictions, projecting that 2010 will be a year of rebuilding for the communications sector. While the economic crisis has permanently changed how consumers, enterprises and network builders approach connectivity, the report, “From Crisis Comes O...
rPath announced “Eight IT Predictions for 2010,” an animated short video that offers a lighthearted view of what the future holds for enterprise IT. The video is available now at http://bit.ly/6lCjug. “For many organizations, 2009 was a painful year,” said Jake Sorofman, vice president...
This week, Amazon took a step with EC2 that many had long anticipated: They announced spot pricing for cloud compute instances. EC2 customers can now name their own price, and Amazon will bring compute instances up at variable discount prices according to these "bids". This complements...
Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced Spot Instances, a new option for purchasing and consuming Amazon EC2 compute resources. With Spot Instances, customers bid on unused Amazon EC2 capacity and run those instances for as long as their bid excee...
He claims he didn’t pass material insider information on IBM and Sun earnings or AMD’s sale of its plants to co-defendant Danielle Chiesi despite government wire taps to the contrary. Chiesi, an analyst at the New Castle hedge fund and an alleged Galleon tipster, also denied the charge...
IBM opened a cloud computing laboratory in Hong Kong Thursday to support LotusLive cloud services. It says it want to develop LotusLive public cloud collaboration services that are secure enough for the enterprise as well as hybrid solutions. The Hong Kong team, built on the e-mail tec...
IBM has bundled up a new mainframe platform designed for Linux instead of z/OS and is pitting it price-wise against x86 distributed computing – well, maybe more the big Itanium and Solaris multi-core systems used for large-scale consolidation. IBM is obviously hoping to attract a new n...
TM Forum announced the formation of an ecosystem of major industry players in the emerging cloud services sector. The centerpiece of this effort is the creation of the Enterprise Cloud Buyers Council (ECBC) whose goal is to understand the needs of the largest global cloud buyers and en...
IBM opened a new Hong Kong Cloud Computing Laboratory to support LotusLive cloud services. With more than 18 million client seats in its first year, IBM has established an elite team of experts to meet the demand of cloud-based collaboration services. The news marks IBM's tenth cloud c...
IBM announced the launch of the 'IBM Business Park,' a green data center integrated within Korea's existing Kyobo Data Center in Songdo International City, Incheon. The addition of IBM Business Park is part of the Korean government's goal to build Incheon into an international economi...
It’s not just that Oracle has posed MySQL as a competitor to Microsoft’s SQL Server rather than its own database. It’s also payback time for Oracle and Sun pushing the Justice Department to bring the antitrust suit against Microsoft that opened the floodgates to Microsoft being heaped ...
SOA Software today announced a new product to extend the capabilities of the IBM WebSphere Service Registry Repository (WSRR). This new product called Policy Manager for IBM WSRR complements the policy management capabilities of WSRR enabling customers to define policies for services a...
Top-performing companies were 15 times more likely to apply analytics to strategic decisions than their underperforming peers, according to a new IBM study of the role information-based decision making is playing in successful business strategies during the current economic cycle. In a...
Yesterday the TM Forum announced the creation of the Enterprise Cloud Buyers Council. The idea behind this council is to group the world's largest cloud buyers (Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Deutsche Bank have already joined) to help vendors and industry groups "understand the nee...
IBM Tuesday is supposed to wheel out some cloudware to monitor, predict and prevent data center outages that – being cloudware – will go for a monthly subscription. The company says Tivoli Live Monitoring Services will give IT staff a central point of control to oversee the piecemeal p...
Following on the heals of being named one of three EcoTech warriors earlier in the year, and then number 5 in the top ten independent bloggers at StorageMonkeys earlier this year (plus appearing on InfoSmack), the momentum continues more recently being named as the 23rd out of the top ...
Given the time, money as well as effort IBM has poured into promoting and generating awareness around XIV, it must be relevant to someone. IBM recently released another round of momentum news, customer testimonials and product enhancements while making a point that there are now over 1...
IBM says it’s been hired to build an e-government cloud for Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, the one-time capital of South Vietnam. As a first step it’s supposed to consolidate all of the city government’s e-mail systems and web sites. The work will apparently be done in collabora...
IBM has acquired Guardium, a seven-year-old subsidiary of Israel’s Log-On Software transplanted to Massachusetts, for its real-time enterprise database security. It’s supposed to protect data against hacking and fraud by continuously monitoring database access and activity and reduce o...
Concerns about the security of cloud computing environments top the list of reasons for firms not being interested in the pay-per-use hosting model of virtual servers, according to the latest Enterprise And SMB Hardware Survey, North America And Europe, Q3 2009, by Forrester Research, ...
Interarbor Solution principal analyst Dana Gardner had a drink with IBM Software chief Steve Mills last week. He said Mills thinks that the Oracle-Sun deal will go through but that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is buying Sun because he doesn’t “understand the hardware business” and won’t ge...
Lawyers for Raj Rajaratnam, the alleged billionaire kingpin behind the insider trading scandal that brought down ex-AMD CEO and Globalfoundries chairman Hector Ruiz and IBM server chief Robert Moffat, filed papers with the US District Court in New York Tuesday denying that he got insid...
IBM has sold its very first mainframes in Namibia to the First National Bank of Namibia, two z10s Business Class machines. The bank was under government instructions to get its systems out of neighboring South Africa. Big Blue says the mainframe’s next frontier is emerging markets. It ...
I've been at this 35 years and I've seen sea changes come and go. If you step back for a moment and look from a broad perspective, we've lived through the mainframeclient/server world and the Internet world. And now, the next sea change is cloud computing. The reality is that visionari...
In the interest of selling more widgetry to more people, IBM has transformed one of its mainframes into what it calls Blue Insight, a private cloud packed initially with a petabyte of structured and unstructured data that 200,000 of its sales, product development and manufacturing peop...
IBM System z CTO and resident spook Mark Anzani recently sent an IBM mainframe customer a letter meant to scare it into seeing the boogeyman under its bed and make sure it doesn’t use Neon Enterprise Software’s zPrime technology to reduce its mainframe costs. The customer wants to buy ...
Brown University and IBM today announced the opening of a multimillion-dollar supercomputer at Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization. The supercomputer is the most powerful computational system in Rhode Island and will be used by researchers statewide to tackle "grand challe...
CA announced the integration of CA Endevor Software Change Manager (CA Endevor SCM), CA's change management solution, and IBM's Rational Developer for System z (RDz) V7.6, the IBM Rational mainframe development environment. This new integration is designed to significantly simplify th...
It's my contention that we're only now entering the true data-driven decade. And all that data needs to run somewhere. And it's not going to be in MySQL, no matter who ends up owning it.
Internally called Blue Insight, IBM's cloud environment democratizes information, providing access to a variety of client and market data regardless of where an employee sits in the company. It gathers information from nearly 100 different information warehouses and data stores, provid...
In a move reminiscent of Intel and Wind River, Cavium Networks, maker of specialty ARM and Mips processors, is buying MontaVista Software, the embedded Linux shop, for $50 million and it’s only paying $16 million in cash. The rest is stock. MontaVista, however, took in at least $93 mil...
Back when the SCO litigation was under Utah district court judge Dale Kimball, whose decision that Novell owns Unix was overturned by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Novell thought it was simply ducky that SCO’s case against Novell should go ahead of SCO’s case against IBM, which is...
Gartner analyst Will Cappelli talks about how applications have become central to enterprise IT operations, and how complex architectures have led to significant challenges in monitoring and managing the performance of applications. As enterprise application architectures become more m...
Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex or InternetWorld, and will be the next global IT event for the decade starting with 2010. This year's West Coast conference had 1,700 pre-registered delegates on the Friday before the conference opened. More than 500 additional registrations came i...