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Primeur monthly 2011-05-

Industry

Cisco announces intent to acquire newScale ...

GigaSpaces announces new product for enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS enablement ...

HP accelerates channel partner Cloud opportunities ...

Coca-Cola FEMSA signs $100 million technology services agreement with HP to support growth ...

HP defines go-to-market strategy for Connected World at Americas Partners Conference ...

HP opens new research facility to advance sustainable data centre technologies ...

U.S. Special Operations Command selects HP for worldwide data centre services ...

IBM launches Power Development Lab in Taiwan ...

IBM Watson goes to school to engage next generation of innovators ...

Cameroon Ministry of Finance selects IBM mainframe system ...

Microsoft survey reveals 39 percent of SMEs to pay for Cloud services within three years ...

Platform Computing Announces Support for MapReduce ...

Red Hat reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 results ...

Antarctic icebergs play a key role in the carbon cycle ...

SDSC's CIPRES Gateway provides window to the past - and fast ...

SGI Channel Network Programme receives CRN's Five-Star Partner rating designation for second year in a row ...

Researchers in Taiwan to use volunteer computing to visualise earthquakes ...

University of Westminster launches new DIY supercomputer saving hundreds of thousands of pounds ...

Ian Foster to receive IEEE Computer Society's Tsutomu Kanai Award ...

Digital infrastructure, Cloud computing transforming fragmented manufacturing industry value chain, according to Microsoft study ...

Presentations from the 27th ORAP Forum now available ...

University of Texas at Austin dedicates Lonestar 4 supercomputer for open science community ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment accelerates engineering efforts with SGI Altix UV ...

SGI offers free technical computing Cloud services in Japan to help customers in affected areas ...

Hewlett-Packard/American Chemical Society Award given for computational chemistry ...

Yale purchases world-class supercomputer ...

Calculations with 14 quantum bits ...

Cycle Computing creates a 10,000 core cluster in the Cloud ...

Breakthrough study confirms cause of short gamma-ray bursts ...

OSU chemist developing solution to nerve agent exposure ...

University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute expands resources with addition of new supercomputer ...

Cray CX1000 supercomputer to feature the new Intel Xeon processor E7 family ...

Xerox chooses bullion to virtualize its critical business applications ...

IBM's MRSA infection-fighting nanotechnology caps century of health care innovation ...

Version 3.1 of BOINC LCS now available ...

TThrottle version 3.41 has been released ...

Dell invests $1 billion in technology solutions and services to help customers drive business results today and in the future ...

"Lonestar 4" supercomputer deployed for science community ...

SDSC to open large-scale data systems research centre ...

PRACE Research Infrastructure grants 400 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to seventeen European research projects ...

Industry leaders worldwide embrace IBM Clouds to transform business processes ...

IBM joins forces with over 45 organisations to launch Cloud Standards Customer Council for Open Cloud Computing ...

Bird Hosting expands Cloud service offerings powered by CA 3Tera AppLogic software and signs multi-year license agreement ...

Elsevier special issue on "Models and Algorithms for High-Performance Distributed Data Mining" to issue Call for Papers ...

IBM sets performance records with new eX5 servers ...

CA Technologies acquires IT consulting firm, Base Technologies ...

EMC helps Blue Diamond Solutions deliver Cloud based back-up ...

SAS to offer high-performance analytics on EMC Greenplum database appliance ...

IBM unveils next generation SmartCloud platform for business ...

SAS High-Performance Analytics on Teradata appliance extends analytic innovation to customers ...

Microsoft and Toyota announce strategic partnership on next-generation telematics ...

IBM unveils smart Cloud services and technologies for the enterprise ...

Latest CA Workload Automation release enables dynamic service and application automation across physical, virtual and Cloud infrastructures ...

Dell ups the performance bar on Powerhouse servers for mission critical workloads and applications ...

Electric Yellowstone - Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought ...

Savtira Corporation selects Emerson Network Power for data centre infrastructure solution ...

New IBM software helps clients accelerate adoption and realize the benefits of Cloud computing ...

Intel Xeon processor E7 family delivers record-breaking performance, new security, reliability and energy efficiency features ...

PSSC Labs to showcase bionformatics supercomputer and other life science compute & storage solutions at BIO IT World ...

SAS OnDemand for Academics to be available at no cost for research ...

Altair Engineering announces the release of MindManager through the HyperWorks Partner Alliance ...

Joint European DCI Summer School to issue Call for Participation ...

EDGI demonstrates how to submit 10,000 jobs to a Volunteer Desktop Grid from within the European Grid Infrastructure ...

Blood vessel simulation probes secrets of brain ...

International research on controlled nuclear fusion: Bull is selected to provide the supercomputer to be installed in Rokkasho, Japan ...

EGI Technical Forum 2011 to be held in September in Lyon ...

Bull TrustWay Hardware Security Module now integrates with Oracle Advanced Security for Oracle Database 11g ...

4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

EMC Isilon delivers breakthrough performance for big data ...

IBM teams with Akamai to accelerate applications across the web, and from the Cloud to the enterprise ...

IBM offers new opportunities to jump start Cloud computing for business partners and start-ups ...

IBM to deliver new optimized POWER7 products, inspired by Watson technology ...

Tate & Lyle Sugar's refining operations step into the Cloud with Virtustream and IBM ...

IBM and Sybase harness POWER7 for new mCommerce Appliance ...

Networking

HP helps VIVACOM integrate fixed and mobile networks for better services ...

Europe

e-IRG welcomes public comment on the e-IRG White Paper 2011 ...

IBM unveils smart Cloud services and technologies for the enterprise

7 Apr 2011 San Francisco - IBM has launched next generation Cloud services and technology advances for clients moving key enterprise business processes into production cloud environments to innovate, reduce costs and increase agility. To accelerate the shift from experimentation, development and assessment to full scale enterprise deployment of Cloud, IBM is building out its existing Cloud portfolio with IBM SmartCloud, its next-generation, enterprise Cloud technologies and services offerings for private, public and hybrid Clouds based on IBM hardware, software, services and best practices.

IBM is demonstrating a next-generation, enterprise Cloud service delivery platform currently piloting with key clients and available later this year. For the first time, enterprise clients will be able to select key characteristics of a public, private and hybrid Cloud to match workload requirements from simple Web infrastructure to complex business processes, along five dimensions, including:

  • Security and isolation
  • Availability and performance
  • Technology platforms
  • Management Support and Deployment
  • Payment and Billing

Announcements include new services, software, standards initiatives, and customers wins, including:

  • IBM SmartCloud: Building on IBM's existing public Cloud, the new service will be offered in two tiers, Enterprise and Enterprise +, giving clients an unprecedented level of choice and economic benefits, combining the cost saving and scalability of a shared environment plus the flexibility to "dial-in" the security, existing applications, reliability, management and support services more typical of a private environment.
  • IBM Workload Deployer: IBM now provides a single platform to enable clients to provision all the middleware and application components they need to run Web workloads in the cloud across multiple systems in a simple and repeatable fashion. This will allow businesses to respond quickly to new requests for services from their customers, and rapidly deploy new applications that will increase revenue and deliver greater customer satisfaction.
  • Cloud Standards Customer Council: IBM is joining with more than 45 of world's leading enterprises like CitiGroup, Lockheed Martin and NC State University to help advance Cloud adoption prioritizing key interoperability issues such as management, reference architectures, hybrid cloud, as well as security and compliance.
  • Social Business in the Cloud: IBM is extending its growth as one of the largest SaaS providers unveiling new clients American Airlines, Aviva, Carfax, Costco, Frito Lay, IndiaFirst Life Insurance Co., Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd., and 7Eleven.

IBM and its Business Partners help thousands of clients adopt Cloud models and manages millions of Cloud based transactions every day assisting customers in areas as diverse as banking, communications, health care and government to build their own Clouds or securely tap into IBM Cloud-based business and infrastructure services.

IBM began its Cloud initiative nearly five years ago establishing "Blue Cloud" labs around the world to accelerate collaboration with innovative clients, governments and universities. Cloud is now a core growth area for IBM expected to drive $7 billion in revenue by 2015 in hardware, software and services.

"We are committed to helping clients both extend their IT investments and become leading providers of Cloud-based business process services in their own industries", stated Steve Mills, senior vice president, Senior Vice President and Group Executive - Software & Systems. "We have a track record of helping clients safely embrace and accelerate enterprise adoption of new models and technologies - from e-business to Linux and open source - and we're doing it now for Cloud."

IBM is unique in bringing together key cloud technologies, deep process knowledge, a broad portfolio of Cloud solutions, and a network of global delivery centres.

The new IBM SmartCloud can enable organisations, their employees and partners, to get what they need, as they need it - from advanced analytics and business applications to IT infrastructure like virtual servers and storage or access to tools for testing software code - all deployed securely across IBM's global network of Cloud data centres.

IBM is releasing new software that helps companies build Cloud computing services across applications such as sales, marketing or human resources and across private, public and hybrid Cloud delivery models.

The IBM Workload Deployer allows companies to assemble customized Cloud services with templates based on IBM best practices and feature a wide range of IBM software, services and management capabilities. Clients will be able to use a graphical user interface (GUI) to easily install applications, configure databases and set up security for the Cloud services they consume or deliver to their customers. Delivered with built-in monitoring, life-cycle management and elasticity, the IBM Workload Deployer can dramatically simplify and accelerate Cloud deployments.

IBM joins more than 45 leading organizations including Lockheed Martin and NC State University in founding this group designed to complement and feed requirements to vendor led standards organisations. The group will help advance Cloud adoption prioritizing key interoperability issues such as management, reference architectures, hybrid Cloud, as well as security and compliance.

The Cloud Standards Customer Council is open to all end-user organisations. The group will work to lower the barriers for widespread adoption of Cloud Computing by helping to prioritize key interoperability issues.

IBM has increased client adoption of its Cloud computing software and services with more than 20 million end-user customers worldwide, making it one of the world's largest providers of software-as-a-service (SaaS).

New clients include American Airlines, Aviva, CARFAX, Frito-Lay, IndiaFirst Life Insurance Co., Lincoln Trust, Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd., and 7-Eleven among millions of users of IBM's Cloud services focused on business process management and collaboration.

A range of new clients are working around the world and across company firewalls to improve collaboration, employee innovation and key business processes such as marketing, finance and customer service in IBM's social Clouds, Blueworks Live and LotusLive.

The LotusLive collaboration suite simplifies and improves daily business interactions with customers, partners and colleagues including file sharing, Web conferencing, instant messaging, social networking, communities and project tracking.

More than 2,100 on-line brands (600 companies) globally use Coremetrics Software as a Service (SaaS) to optimize their on-line marketing.

IBM Unica Cloud services (Pivotal Veracity and Marketing Operations OnDemand) are used by approximately 36,000 marketers.

IBM Sterling Commerce makes over 310,000 electronic trading partner connections worldwide and over 1.1 billion transactions yearly with approximately $15 trillion of client value through B2B services annually - with 10 of the Top 10 US Retailers, 10 of the Top 10 US Banks, 9 of the Top 10 US Manufacturers.

IBM Cast Iron helps clients integrate Cloud services with enterprise business processes and information to enable hybrid Cloud models which protect customer's existing IT investments while delivering increased flexibility. IBM Cast Iron supports multiple business models and the capabilities can be delivered as a Cloud service, an on-premise appliance or as a virtual appliance.

IBM Blueworks Live, a collaborative Cloud service, helps clients structure and automate ad hoc business processes in seconds.

IBM Tivoli Live is a software-as-a-service that offers enterprise-class service management capabilities without the need to deploy additional hardware or purchase and configure software licenses. Available through a monthly subscription, the software provides businesses flexible and configurable management capabilities with built-in best practices.

IBM Converged Communications Services delivers design and deployment of a security-rich, private unified communications Cloud solution to help clients reduce costs and complexities of managing collaboration tools while improving productivity and collaboration of their workforce

The demand for Cloud computing is exploding as organizations seek to expand the impact of IT to deliver new and innovative services while realizing significant economies of scale. According to IDC, $17 billion was spent on Cloud-related technologies, hardware and software in 2009. IDC expects that spending will grow to $45 billion by 2013.
Source: IBM

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Primeur monthly 2011-05-

Industry

Cisco announces intent to acquire newScale ...

GigaSpaces announces new product for enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS enablement ...

HP accelerates channel partner Cloud opportunities ...

Coca-Cola FEMSA signs $100 million technology services agreement with HP to support growth ...

HP defines go-to-market strategy for Connected World at Americas Partners Conference ...

HP opens new research facility to advance sustainable data centre technologies ...

U.S. Special Operations Command selects HP for worldwide data centre services ...

IBM launches Power Development Lab in Taiwan ...

IBM Watson goes to school to engage next generation of innovators ...

Cameroon Ministry of Finance selects IBM mainframe system ...

Microsoft survey reveals 39 percent of SMEs to pay for Cloud services within three years ...

Platform Computing Announces Support for MapReduce ...

Red Hat reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 results ...

Antarctic icebergs play a key role in the carbon cycle ...

SDSC's CIPRES Gateway provides window to the past - and fast ...

SGI Channel Network Programme receives CRN's Five-Star Partner rating designation for second year in a row ...

Researchers in Taiwan to use volunteer computing to visualise earthquakes ...

University of Westminster launches new DIY supercomputer saving hundreds of thousands of pounds ...

Ian Foster to receive IEEE Computer Society's Tsutomu Kanai Award ...

Digital infrastructure, Cloud computing transforming fragmented manufacturing industry value chain, according to Microsoft study ...

Presentations from the 27th ORAP Forum now available ...

University of Texas at Austin dedicates Lonestar 4 supercomputer for open science community ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment accelerates engineering efforts with SGI Altix UV ...

SGI offers free technical computing Cloud services in Japan to help customers in affected areas ...

Hewlett-Packard/American Chemical Society Award given for computational chemistry ...

Yale purchases world-class supercomputer ...

Calculations with 14 quantum bits ...

Cycle Computing creates a 10,000 core cluster in the Cloud ...

Breakthrough study confirms cause of short gamma-ray bursts ...

OSU chemist developing solution to nerve agent exposure ...

University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute expands resources with addition of new supercomputer ...

Cray CX1000 supercomputer to feature the new Intel Xeon processor E7 family ...

Xerox chooses bullion to virtualize its critical business applications ...

IBM's MRSA infection-fighting nanotechnology caps century of health care innovation ...

Version 3.1 of BOINC LCS now available ...

TThrottle version 3.41 has been released ...

Dell invests $1 billion in technology solutions and services to help customers drive business results today and in the future ...

"Lonestar 4" supercomputer deployed for science community ...

SDSC to open large-scale data systems research centre ...

PRACE Research Infrastructure grants 400 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to seventeen European research projects ...

Industry leaders worldwide embrace IBM Clouds to transform business processes ...

IBM joins forces with over 45 organisations to launch Cloud Standards Customer Council for Open Cloud Computing ...

Bird Hosting expands Cloud service offerings powered by CA 3Tera AppLogic software and signs multi-year license agreement ...

Elsevier special issue on "Models and Algorithms for High-Performance Distributed Data Mining" to issue Call for Papers ...

IBM sets performance records with new eX5 servers ...

CA Technologies acquires IT consulting firm, Base Technologies ...

EMC helps Blue Diamond Solutions deliver Cloud based back-up ...

SAS to offer high-performance analytics on EMC Greenplum database appliance ...

IBM unveils next generation SmartCloud platform for business ...

SAS High-Performance Analytics on Teradata appliance extends analytic innovation to customers ...

Microsoft and Toyota announce strategic partnership on next-generation telematics ...

IBM unveils smart Cloud services and technologies for the enterprise ...

Latest CA Workload Automation release enables dynamic service and application automation across physical, virtual and Cloud infrastructures ...

Dell ups the performance bar on Powerhouse servers for mission critical workloads and applications ...

Electric Yellowstone - Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought ...

Savtira Corporation selects Emerson Network Power for data centre infrastructure solution ...

New IBM software helps clients accelerate adoption and realize the benefits of Cloud computing ...

Intel Xeon processor E7 family delivers record-breaking performance, new security, reliability and energy efficiency features ...

PSSC Labs to showcase bionformatics supercomputer and other life science compute & storage solutions at BIO IT World ...

SAS OnDemand for Academics to be available at no cost for research ...

Altair Engineering announces the release of MindManager through the HyperWorks Partner Alliance ...

Joint European DCI Summer School to issue Call for Participation ...

EDGI demonstrates how to submit 10,000 jobs to a Volunteer Desktop Grid from within the European Grid Infrastructure ...

Blood vessel simulation probes secrets of brain ...

International research on controlled nuclear fusion: Bull is selected to provide the supercomputer to be installed in Rokkasho, Japan ...

EGI Technical Forum 2011 to be held in September in Lyon ...

Bull TrustWay Hardware Security Module now integrates with Oracle Advanced Security for Oracle Database 11g ...

4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

EMC Isilon delivers breakthrough performance for big data ...

IBM teams with Akamai to accelerate applications across the web, and from the Cloud to the enterprise ...

IBM offers new opportunities to jump start Cloud computing for business partners and start-ups ...

IBM to deliver new optimized POWER7 products, inspired by Watson technology ...

Tate & Lyle Sugar's refining operations step into the Cloud with Virtustream and IBM ...

IBM and Sybase harness POWER7 for new mCommerce Appliance ...

Networking

HP helps VIVACOM integrate fixed and mobile networks for better services ...

Europe

e-IRG welcomes public comment on the e-IRG White Paper 2011 ...