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Primeur weekly 2015-05-18

The Cloud

Bright Computing to release new OpenStack distribution at the OpenStack Summit ...

IBM's silicon photonics technology ready to speed up Cloud and Big Data applications ...

Supermicro debuts new X10 3U MicroCloud with 8x hot-plug server nodes supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor family ...

Oracle collaborates with Mirantis to bring Database as a Service powered by Oracle Multitenant to OpenStack-based private Clouds ...

New Zealand Ministry of Health selects IBM Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Altair PBS Professional to manage workload for Met Office supercomputer ...

Welding simulation now offered by GeonX through the Altair Partner Alliance ...

New data centre and new supercomputer for TU Dresden strengthen research in Saxony ...

Bright Computing signs partnership agreement with NTS Africa to drive adoption of infrastructure management ...

Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant ...

Quantum 'gruyères' for spintronics of the future ...

USFlash

Harper Government in Canada invests in leading-edge technologies to advance market growth and commercialization ...

Indiana University gets NSF grant of nearly $9 million to improve international research networks ...

Chombo-Crunch sinks its teeth into fluid dynamics ...

Cray installs India's first petaflop supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Science ...

Lopsided Star Explosion Holds the Key to Other Supernova Mysteries ...

Center for Computational Research at University at Buffalo receives $9 million award to improve tool that maximizes supercomputing performance ...

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia ...

HP to help drive Aimia's globalization and business expansion through new IT services ...

Supermicro launches new high end 4-way SuperServer solutions supporting up to 6TB in 96x DDR4 DIMMs ...

More businesses are turning to Watson Analytics for fast access to strategic insights ...

New Zealand Ministry of Health selects IBM Cloud

12 May 2015 Auckland - The New Zealand Ministry of Health has adopted IBM's government Cloud service to meet its all-of-government requirements to operate an onshore Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. New Zealand's Ministry of Health, the government's principal policy advisor on health and disability, manages an infrastructure that supports internal IT systems as well as national health systems. These include the National Health Payment System, which processes transactions for pharmacy and health care providers, and the National Health Index database, used to help with the planning, coordination and provisioning of services across the country.

"The agreement is a key element in improving the Ministry of Health's ability to deliver shared services for the sector, which enables secure access to personal health records for patients and their health care providers", stated Graeme Osborne, Director of the National Health IT Board. "Our aim is to improve productivity and patient safety, and enable new models of care through strategic technology investments."

The Ministry has signed on to IBM's Cloud Managed Infrastructure Services for New Zealand Government, a Cloud solution developed specifically for the public sector using onshore data centres, for a minimum of five years. Their adoption of IBM Cloud follows an agreement by Health Benefits Limited to consolidate all 20 District Health Boards on IBM Cloud as part of the National Infrastructure Platform.

IBM is a member of the Government ICT Common Capability IaaS panel managed by the Department of Internal Affairs, the government's ICT Functional Lead. With access to IBM’s computing resources 'as-a-Service', government agencies will be able to provision new applications faster and scale up IT infrastructure as required, creating cost savings and avoiding the need to purchase additional server and storage capacity separately as new applications are developed.

"We continue to invest in advanced technology infrastructure vital for New Zealand's long-term economic growth. IBM's Cloud services offer customers like the Ministry of Health the most comprehensive enterprise-grade Cloud environment in New Zealand and will support new, enhanced services for the public, suppliers and staff", stated Andrew Buchanan, Cloud Business Leader, IBM New Zealand. "This agreement further demonstrates our leadership and commitment to health care innovation."

IBM offers a comprehensive hybrid Cloud model, designed to meet the strategic business, security and data sovereignty needs of public and private sector clients operating locally and internationally. These services include the IBM Cloud Managed Infrastructure Services for New Zealand, IBM Cloud Managed Infrastructure Services for New Zealand Government, and cloud infrastructure from SoftLayer, an IBM company. These services enable IBM’s local clients in New Zealand to leverage a mix of bare metal and virtual servers, storage, and networking in one integrated platform utilising IBM's global network of data centres.

IBM New Zealand's Cloud portfolio leverages earlier investments in advanced data centre infrastructure and follows an announcement in March 2014 to invest NZ$10 million to expand its local Cloud capability to meet the evolving needs of New Zealand public sector agencies and private organisations.
Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2015-05-18

The Cloud

Bright Computing to release new OpenStack distribution at the OpenStack Summit ...

IBM's silicon photonics technology ready to speed up Cloud and Big Data applications ...

Supermicro debuts new X10 3U MicroCloud with 8x hot-plug server nodes supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor family ...

Oracle collaborates with Mirantis to bring Database as a Service powered by Oracle Multitenant to OpenStack-based private Clouds ...

New Zealand Ministry of Health selects IBM Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Altair PBS Professional to manage workload for Met Office supercomputer ...

Welding simulation now offered by GeonX through the Altair Partner Alliance ...

New data centre and new supercomputer for TU Dresden strengthen research in Saxony ...

Bright Computing signs partnership agreement with NTS Africa to drive adoption of infrastructure management ...

Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant ...

Quantum 'gruyères' for spintronics of the future ...

USFlash

Harper Government in Canada invests in leading-edge technologies to advance market growth and commercialization ...

Indiana University gets NSF grant of nearly $9 million to improve international research networks ...

Chombo-Crunch sinks its teeth into fluid dynamics ...

Cray installs India's first petaflop supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Science ...

Lopsided Star Explosion Holds the Key to Other Supernova Mysteries ...

Center for Computational Research at University at Buffalo receives $9 million award to improve tool that maximizes supercomputing performance ...

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia ...

HP to help drive Aimia's globalization and business expansion through new IT services ...

Supermicro launches new high end 4-way SuperServer solutions supporting up to 6TB in 96x DDR4 DIMMs ...

More businesses are turning to Watson Analytics for fast access to strategic insights ...