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Primeur weekly 2015-05-26

Exascale supercomputing

House passes two Hultgren bills to promote technological innovation, manufacturing, "exascale" supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Mellanox collaborates with Supermicro to deliver CloudX-based hyper-converged infrastructure ...

IBM and United Business Group partner to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption in Kuwait ...

IBM delivers broadest set of OpenStack services ...

EuroFlash

Transinsight wins German public tender for the National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina for creating a semantic search engine on demographic change ...

Call for Papers: Women in HPC Workshop for early career researchers in HPC, in collaboration with ISC High Performance 2015 ...

Cardiff researchers join the hunt for 'elusive' gravitational waves ...

MAGIC is officially approved by European Commission's Horizon2020 Programme ...

Welsh students recognised for smashing 1,000 mph Supersonic Cymru challenge using supercomputing skills ...

4th PRACE Implementation Phase project to hold kick-off meeting ...

Researchers find the 'key' to quantum network solution ...

How the brain makes decisions ...

CoolIT Systems successfully deploys liquid-cooled solution to Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Center in partnership with Huawei and Itprojekt ...

USFlash

Scientists from IBM Research and Australian Universities reveal new insight on the molecular structure of plants ...

IBM invests in WayBlazer and Sellpoints to advance Watson powered apps in online travel and shopping ...

University of Central Oklahoma selects Advanced Clustering to build 'Buddy' supercomputer ...

Parallella is building a supercomputer and you can help ...

Rescale launches ScaleX Enterprise for turn-key deployment of Cloud HPC and simulation platform ...

Computing at the speed of light ...

Application acceleration start-up Bitfusion named Disrupt 2015 Battlefield finalist, closes $1.45 million in seed funding ...

Cooling the Cloud: Binghamton Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-centre efficiency ...

HP partners with Tsinghua to create a Chinese technology powerhouse ...

IBM delivers broadest set of OpenStack services

19 May 2015 Armonk - IBM has introduced an expanded suite of OpenStack services that allow customers to integrate applications and data across hybrid Clouds including public, dedicated and local Cloud environments without the fear of vendor lock-in or costly customization.

The new IBM Cloud OpenStack Services enable clients and developers to build applications that deliver security and scalability to meet fluctuating business demands in a public Cloud. This includes spikes in usage and Big Data requirements. Combined with IBM's existing offerings, clients and developers now have access to the broadest set of OpenStack services.

Through the IBM Cloud OpenStack Services, developers and clients will be able to launch applications on local, on-premises installations and now on public Clouds hosted on the SoftLayer infrastructure. This can all be done without changing code or configurations. As a result, developers can now build and test an application in a public Cloud and use the interoperability of OpenStack to seamlessly deploy that same application and data across hybrid Clouds including public, dedicated and local.

"Open technologies are paving the way for broader cloud adoption and enabling companies like Virdata to confidently deploy Clouds without the fear of vendor lock-in", stated Martin Braem, Virdata Lead for DevOps, Support and Professional Services. "IBM Cloud OpenStack Services gives us the ability to easily move OpenStack workloads across hybrid Clouds."

With Cloud adoption on the rise, major business complexities are being formed as hundreds of Clouds are created without the means to integrate applications and access data located in multiple locations, including their traditional data centres.

To address this, IBM has 500 developers dedicated to working on open Cloud projects to bring new Cloud innovations to market. Today, IBM is the only Cloud provider to combine OpenStack for hybrid Clouds including public, dedicated and local.

The new public Cloud services that are in beta today bring new capabilities to better serve developers and our clients with the following:

  • Expanding Access to Public Cloud: By extending its OpenStack services to the public Cloud, IBM will provide a complete portfolio of hybrid OpenStack services that span across public, dedicated and local Clouds. This will allow companies to deploy and integrate application environments in minutes versus days or weeks traditionally experienced by clients.
  • Speed and Security: IBM Cloud OpenStack Services will enable clients to quickly deploy an integrated and highly-secure Cloud that is built on a strong foundation of security. This will provide companies with the means to monitor their cloud environment and security controls to assist businesses run workloads on trusted hardware.
  • Network of Data Centers: Developers will be able to quickly set up and scale applications and deliver them to any OpenStack Powered Platform. As part of this, IBM will manage the OpenStack environment and the infrastructure, hosted in IBM's global Cloud data centres. This will allow developers and clients to better manage workloads including hosted enterprise applications, analytics, and web and mobile applications.

The announcement reinforces IBM's commitment to open Cloud services, where these offerings can be consumed though Bluemix and SoftLayer.

Through these IBM OpenStack Services that users can experience here, companies will be able to launch applications on local, on-premises installations, and on public, dedicated and local Clouds hosted on the IBM Cloud infrastructure.

“As a top contributor to OpenStack, IBM firmly believes that an open cloud architecture translates into significant cost savings for our clients and will rapidly expand the Cloud marketplace", stated IBM Vice President of Cloud Architecture and Technology Dr. Angel Diaz. "By delivering a complete portfolio of OpenStack services to the market, we are enabling our clients with what they need to quickly move applications and data across multiple Cloud environments without fear of getting locked into a single Cloud environment."

The announcement builds on IBM's on going leadership within the OpenStack community. In fact, for Kilo, OpenStack's latest release, IBM:

  • Had hundreds of developers participate in 11,676 code reviews
  • Implemented 68 blueprints
  • Fixed 520 bugs for a total of 232,382 lines of code

One of IBM's most important contributions to OpenStack is enabling clients to continue to benefit from the interoperability of OpenStack environments through our leadership in the development of the compliance test tool - RefStack-client.

As IBM extends OpenStack Services, it is working with SAP to deploy enterprise solutions in the Cloud more quickly with economies of scale, all while realizing the benefits of an open Cloud platform. This is another example of IBM and SAP extending their partnership in the Cloud, bringing the enterprise to OpenStack.

IBM total Cloud revenue - covering public, private and hybrid engagements - was $7.7 billion over the previous 12 months at the end of March 2015; it grew more than 60 percent in first quarter 2015. IBM's Cloud delivered as a service business, a subset of the total, includes IaaS.
Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2015-05-26

Exascale supercomputing

House passes two Hultgren bills to promote technological innovation, manufacturing, "exascale" supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Mellanox collaborates with Supermicro to deliver CloudX-based hyper-converged infrastructure ...

IBM and United Business Group partner to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption in Kuwait ...

IBM delivers broadest set of OpenStack services ...

EuroFlash

Transinsight wins German public tender for the National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina for creating a semantic search engine on demographic change ...

Call for Papers: Women in HPC Workshop for early career researchers in HPC, in collaboration with ISC High Performance 2015 ...

Cardiff researchers join the hunt for 'elusive' gravitational waves ...

MAGIC is officially approved by European Commission's Horizon2020 Programme ...

Welsh students recognised for smashing 1,000 mph Supersonic Cymru challenge using supercomputing skills ...

4th PRACE Implementation Phase project to hold kick-off meeting ...

Researchers find the 'key' to quantum network solution ...

How the brain makes decisions ...

CoolIT Systems successfully deploys liquid-cooled solution to Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Center in partnership with Huawei and Itprojekt ...

USFlash

Scientists from IBM Research and Australian Universities reveal new insight on the molecular structure of plants ...

IBM invests in WayBlazer and Sellpoints to advance Watson powered apps in online travel and shopping ...

University of Central Oklahoma selects Advanced Clustering to build 'Buddy' supercomputer ...

Parallella is building a supercomputer and you can help ...

Rescale launches ScaleX Enterprise for turn-key deployment of Cloud HPC and simulation platform ...

Computing at the speed of light ...

Application acceleration start-up Bitfusion named Disrupt 2015 Battlefield finalist, closes $1.45 million in seed funding ...

Cooling the Cloud: Binghamton Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-centre efficiency ...

HP partners with Tsinghua to create a Chinese technology powerhouse ...