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Primeur weekly 2015-01-26

Exascale supercomputing

BSC and Intel extend research collaboration on systems behaviour analysis and prediction at Exascale R&D Lab ...

NASA scientist joins groundbreaking UK supercomputing start-up ...

Second European Exascale Software Initiative, EESI2, is organizing its final international conference ...

The Cloud

Anthem teams with IBM to strengthen IT operational performance ...

The European Space Agency builds a private Cloud platform with Red Hat ...

AccelOps' latest release delivers interactive security and performance analytics plus Cloud monitoring ...

Oracle Voice brings a mobile, speech-enabled virtual assistant to the Oracle Sales Cloud in Release 9 on smart phones ...

EuroFlash

New Head of Astroparticle Physics European Consortium appointed ...

REF signals deep impact as EPSRC announces GPB30 million for Impact Acceleration Accounts ...

New laser for computer chips ...

Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits ...

Square Kilometre Array: The Cosmology Engine ...

Computer scientists from Saarbruecken improve the privacy of the Internet currency Bitcoin ...

Graphene enables all-electrical control of energy flow from light emitters ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks again dominates as world leader in 2014/2015 TOP500 global supercomputing list ...

DataDirect Networks Storage Fusion Xcelerator (SFX) flash cache technology wins Storage Visions Award ...

UCSD study shows why protein mutations lead to familial form of Parkinson's disease ...

UC San Diego physicist Frank Würthwein joins SDSC ...

SDSC supercomputers to assist UC San Diego's 'Extreme Events' Center ...

SDSC announces UC Graduate Summer Fellowship programme ...

New wind-farm computer simulations unlock increased power generation ...

The City University of New York selects SGI to power major research projects ...

Air Force Research Laboratory's Department of Defense Supercomputer Resource Center (DSRC) to receive new supercomputer ...

Supercomputer simulations yield method for predicting behaviour of new concrete formulas ...

Oracle tackles data centre cost and complexity with next-generation engineered systems ...

A 3D view of the Greenland Ice Sheet opens window on ice history ...

Dedicated Computing joins the Intel Cluster Ready programme to offer high-performance computing cluster solutions for bioinformatics research ...

Researchers get $1.4 million to advance 'Big Data' for genomic research ...

Optimizing optimization algorithms ...

Scientists set quantum speed limit ...

New signal amplification process set to transform communications, imaging, and computing ...

Anthem teams with IBM to strengthen IT operational performance

21 Jan 2015 Armonk - IBM has signed a new strategic technology services agreement with Anthem Inc., one of the major health benefits companies in the U.S. IBM has been selected to provide operational services for Anthem's mainframe and data centre 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.

This services agreement, valued at nearly $500 million, is a key part of Anthem's strategy to strengthen the operational performance of its enterprise technology infrastructure and business solutions, and improve the member experience and the value delivered to members in its affiliated health plans.

Anthem Inc. serves nearly 69 million people through its affiliated companies, including more than 37 million enrolled in its family of health plans. The company has been at the forefront of using technology to provide new and better solutions that simplify health care processes and improve health care quality. As the company continues to grow, Anthem wants to improve the value of its business systems by enabling greater performance and reliability of its technology infrastructure.

"We are excited about our renewed partnership with IBM, which includes numerous enhancements to contracted service levels and support processes. The health care industry is going through dynamic change that requires us to be more agile and responsive, utilizing advanced technology to drive better quality, value and outcomes for consumers", stated Tom Miller, senior vice president and chief information officer, Anthem Inc. "Our partnership with IBM will help provide the infrastructure and IT capabilities we need to respond rapidly to market demands, launch new products for plan members and deliver on Anthem's mission to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions."

As part of the agreement, IBM will offer new Cloud orchestration capabilities that provide the foundation for Anthem to seamlessly integrate Cloud infrastructure, off-premise or on-premise, into its existing data centre environment. This will also enable Anthem to further consolidate infrastructure onto a consistent, flexible platform that can rapidly scale to meet business needs across the enterprise.

"IBM and Anthem have a rich history of collaboration in applying robust technology services to improve health care processes and quality", stated Philip Guido, general manager, IBM Global Technology Services, North America. "The extension of our partnership will further support Anthem's growth strategy and continued leadership in enabling innovative health care solutions through technology."
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-01-26

Exascale supercomputing

BSC and Intel extend research collaboration on systems behaviour analysis and prediction at Exascale R&D Lab ...

NASA scientist joins groundbreaking UK supercomputing start-up ...

Second European Exascale Software Initiative, EESI2, is organizing its final international conference ...

The Cloud

Anthem teams with IBM to strengthen IT operational performance ...

The European Space Agency builds a private Cloud platform with Red Hat ...

AccelOps' latest release delivers interactive security and performance analytics plus Cloud monitoring ...

Oracle Voice brings a mobile, speech-enabled virtual assistant to the Oracle Sales Cloud in Release 9 on smart phones ...

EuroFlash

New Head of Astroparticle Physics European Consortium appointed ...

REF signals deep impact as EPSRC announces GPB30 million for Impact Acceleration Accounts ...

New laser for computer chips ...

Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits ...

Square Kilometre Array: The Cosmology Engine ...

Computer scientists from Saarbruecken improve the privacy of the Internet currency Bitcoin ...

Graphene enables all-electrical control of energy flow from light emitters ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks again dominates as world leader in 2014/2015 TOP500 global supercomputing list ...

DataDirect Networks Storage Fusion Xcelerator (SFX) flash cache technology wins Storage Visions Award ...

UCSD study shows why protein mutations lead to familial form of Parkinson's disease ...

UC San Diego physicist Frank Würthwein joins SDSC ...

SDSC supercomputers to assist UC San Diego's 'Extreme Events' Center ...

SDSC announces UC Graduate Summer Fellowship programme ...

New wind-farm computer simulations unlock increased power generation ...

The City University of New York selects SGI to power major research projects ...

Air Force Research Laboratory's Department of Defense Supercomputer Resource Center (DSRC) to receive new supercomputer ...

Supercomputer simulations yield method for predicting behaviour of new concrete formulas ...

Oracle tackles data centre cost and complexity with next-generation engineered systems ...

A 3D view of the Greenland Ice Sheet opens window on ice history ...

Dedicated Computing joins the Intel Cluster Ready programme to offer high-performance computing cluster solutions for bioinformatics research ...

Researchers get $1.4 million to advance 'Big Data' for genomic research ...

Optimizing optimization algorithms ...

Scientists set quantum speed limit ...

New signal amplification process set to transform communications, imaging, and computing ...