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Primeur weekly 2014-02-10

The Cloud

European Cloud Testing Environment to be offered free of charge during 2014 ...

IBM opens access to SaaS portfolio to help African Universities with next-generation IT skills ...

IBM and Actifio add powerful new data virtualization solutions to IBM Cloud portfolio ...

Numericable Group teams with IBM's SoftLayer to develop a unique High Performance Cloud offer in France ...

HP Autonomy extends market-leading eDiscovery platform to the Cloud ...

IBM's SoftLayer and DataHotel help Japanese companies expand globally ...

IBM fuels innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa ...

Oracle extends the power of modern HR in the Cloud with updates to Oracle HCM Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

New CONVECTOR project studies mechanical engineering problems ...

EuroFlash

MSc in High Performance Computing organized at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre ...

PRACE Preparatory Access passes 3-year cap in bloom ...

EPSRC calls for Quantum Technology Hubs to put UK in super position ...

2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures to launch Call for Contributions ...

Netherlands joins international Elixir Consortium on biological data ...

USFlash

IBM Brings Watson to Africa ...

SGI and Cognilytics partner to bring advanced analytics to enterprise Big Data ...

Mellanox releases Ethernet Switch Application Programing Interface (API) to the community as part of the Open Ethernet initiative ...

Mellanox releases world's first 40 Gigabit Ethernet NIC based on Open Compute Project (OCP) designs ...

Mellanox announces launch of Mellanox Capital ...

Computer models help decode cells that sense light without seeing ...

Heavy metal in the early cosmos ...

Scientists use 'voting' and 'penalties' to overcome errors in quantum optimization ...

2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners announced ...

New IBM virtualization solution to speed Software Defined Networking deployments ...

NEC contributes Network Virtualization to OpenDaylight's Hydrogen release ...

Diamond defect boosts quantum technology ...

Oracle and Pluribus Networks collaborate on OpenStack plug-ins for Software Defined Networking products ...

Solving a 30-year-old problem in high mass star formation ...

IBM named an innovation leader in Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa, notes Frost & Sullivan ...

IBM and Actifio add powerful new data virtualization solutions to IBM Cloud portfolio

4 Feb 2014 Waltham - IBM has introduced a new data virtualization service for its portfolio of Cloud-based enterprise offerings. The new service - IBM SmartCloud Data Virtualization (SCDV) - will enable customers to decouple their application data from their physical infrastructure, improving business resiliency, agility, and the ability to move more seamlessly into the Cloud.

As organisations move toward Cloud-based systems, many struggle with the complexity and cost associated with application data bound to physical infrastructure. Independent silos of hardware and software built to support back-up, business continuity, development and test, analytics, and compliance make it difficult to move data where it needs to be, to both safely protect and quickly develop the applications on which a business often depends.

By virtualizing data management, IBM SmartCloud Data Virtualization breaks down the walls of these silos. A single, physical copy - stored wherever it makes the most sense for a given customer - can be used to create multiple virtual copies, in support of any business application. Infrastructure is collapsed as data protection and availability SLA’s are improved, resulting in compelling economic and strategic value created for the customer.

IBM SmartCloud Data Virtualization leverages Actifio's Virtual Data Pipeline technology to provide a unique model for managing critical data, without the expense of managing excess copies. Clients can reclaim production storage capacity, improve data centre utilization, and quickly recover critical servers, resulting in a dramatically lower total cost of ownership than can be achieved through traditional means.

Cloud-based recovery services are expected to provide higher degrees of resiliency, faster response, and ease of use through self-service, automation, and economies of scale greater than traditional disaster recovery services. This new offering delivers on these objectives with application recovery in minutes versus hours, point-in-time data snapshots to help eliminate traditional back-up windows, and drastically improves production storage. The recoverability of an application can be tested - in real-time - without any disruption to the production system. Test failovers can be performed more frequently and, in the event of an actual failover, changes are logged and are automatically re-synched with the primary production system when failback is initiated.

"IBM's SmartCloud Data Virtualization combines the power of Actifio's data virtualization platform with IBM's Resiliency technology and operational reliability", stated Laurence Guihard-Joly, General Manager for IBM's Business Continuity and Resiliency Services. "As part of our growing portfolio of Cloud software, services and expertise that help clients tackle any IT or business challenge with confidence, security and trust, SCDV will not only offer many customers faster recovery times at better price points, it will enable them to leverage their protected data as a business asset rather than simply an insurance policy."

"We're excited IBM has chosen our platform for this strategic Cloud initiative, and to be working closely with them to bring more customers the power of our combined offering as they move to take advantage of the transformative economics of the Cloud", stated Actifio Founder and CEO Ash Ashutosh. "The bottom line here is thousands of IBM customers are now able to achieve better SLA's for more mission critical applications, accelerating their business and their path into the Cloud."

Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-02-10

The Cloud

European Cloud Testing Environment to be offered free of charge during 2014 ...

IBM opens access to SaaS portfolio to help African Universities with next-generation IT skills ...

IBM and Actifio add powerful new data virtualization solutions to IBM Cloud portfolio ...

Numericable Group teams with IBM's SoftLayer to develop a unique High Performance Cloud offer in France ...

HP Autonomy extends market-leading eDiscovery platform to the Cloud ...

IBM's SoftLayer and DataHotel help Japanese companies expand globally ...

IBM fuels innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa ...

Oracle extends the power of modern HR in the Cloud with updates to Oracle HCM Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

New CONVECTOR project studies mechanical engineering problems ...

EuroFlash

MSc in High Performance Computing organized at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre ...

PRACE Preparatory Access passes 3-year cap in bloom ...

EPSRC calls for Quantum Technology Hubs to put UK in super position ...

2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures to launch Call for Contributions ...

Netherlands joins international Elixir Consortium on biological data ...

USFlash

IBM Brings Watson to Africa ...

SGI and Cognilytics partner to bring advanced analytics to enterprise Big Data ...

Mellanox releases Ethernet Switch Application Programing Interface (API) to the community as part of the Open Ethernet initiative ...

Mellanox releases world's first 40 Gigabit Ethernet NIC based on Open Compute Project (OCP) designs ...

Mellanox announces launch of Mellanox Capital ...

Computer models help decode cells that sense light without seeing ...

Heavy metal in the early cosmos ...

Scientists use 'voting' and 'penalties' to overcome errors in quantum optimization ...

2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners announced ...

New IBM virtualization solution to speed Software Defined Networking deployments ...

NEC contributes Network Virtualization to OpenDaylight's Hydrogen release ...

Diamond defect boosts quantum technology ...

Oracle and Pluribus Networks collaborate on OpenStack plug-ins for Software Defined Networking products ...

Solving a 30-year-old problem in high mass star formation ...

IBM named an innovation leader in Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa, notes Frost & Sullivan ...