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Primeur weekly 2016-05-30

Focus

CERN technology for Large Hadron Collider to evolve from computing Grid to scientific Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Purdue professor selected to establish Station Q Purdue, part of Microsoft Station Q ...

Top international award for UNSW Australia quantum computing chief ...

D-Wave Systems to organize Quantum Computing Seminar at ISC16 ...

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing ...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will participate in new European SUNDIAL network ...

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 to issue Call for Papers ...

Middleware

Cray Urika-GX system harnesses supercomputing performance to tackle Big Data analytics ...

Hardware

Cavium announces ThunderX2 ...

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents ...

Introducing the AMD FirePro S7100X, the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU for blade servers ...

STULZ USA announces strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems ...

Made-in-India supercomputers by August 2017 under govt's Rs 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission ...

Applications

KIT brings outstanding experimental physicist back to Germany ...

NOAA's premier forecast model goes 4D ...

Argonne launches first tech incubator ...

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air ...

The Cloud

FleetCor adopts IBM Cloud to help businesses stay in the fast lane ...

EnerTech of Kuwait Investment Authority selects Cloud-based analytics service from IBM and Waterfund for insights into water costs ...

IBM offers Watson services on Twilio marketplace ...

FleetCor adopts IBM Cloud to help businesses stay in the fast lane

25 May 2016 Armonk - FleetCor, a provider of fuel credit card and specialized payment products, processing approximately 1.9 billion transactions during 2015, will use IBM Cloud services to help support its growth into new markets. With global commercial card purchases projected to grow by 13 percent last year to over $1.79 trillion, the industry is accelerating in the digital age, and companies like FleetCor are remodelling their IT environments to integrate new payment solutions and increased workload capacities. FleetCor will leverage IBM Cloud Managed Services for z Systems - which extends the scalable and security-rich transaction processing capabilities of the IBM z Systems mainframe to a hybrid Cloud environment - to meet new business demands such as increased secure transaction processing with new data insight capabilities.

"Achieving scalable, secure processing to support FleetCor's growth while applying new data insights from our card payment solutions to clients' business needs are indispensable", stated John Reed, Global Chief Information Officer of FleetCor. "Our partnership with IBM will enable greater cost savings, enhanced security, and improved logistics to further operational efficiency."

IBM Cloud Managed Services for z Systems gives clients access to the z Systems mainframe in a securely designed partitioned virtual environment, delivering the system's leading security, scalability and availability in a hybrid Cloud model. Predictable pricing models, shared infrastructure for software, server, disk and tape needs, and Cloud-based provisioning of customizable computing resources for any size business, allows IBM clients to account for the types of increased customer demand and enterprise data management that FleetCor currently faces.

"As we continue to develop our company for future growth in an increasingly competitive industry, our products and services need to meet the variety of challenges that thousands of our customers and partners face", stated Waddaah Keirbeck, Chief Technology Officer of FleetCor. "The IBM Cloud is one of the pillars of our strategy platform to innovate our IT infrastructure."

"The importance of secure and reliable specialized payment providers is fundamental to global commerce today, and FleetCor is a proven leader in this area", stated Philip Guido, General Manager of IBM Global Technology Services, North America. "IBM Cloud and mainframe offerings deliver the tools to support FleetCor as it continues to build upon its position in its industry and transform for the future."
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-05-30

Focus

CERN technology for Large Hadron Collider to evolve from computing Grid to scientific Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Purdue professor selected to establish Station Q Purdue, part of Microsoft Station Q ...

Top international award for UNSW Australia quantum computing chief ...

D-Wave Systems to organize Quantum Computing Seminar at ISC16 ...

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing ...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will participate in new European SUNDIAL network ...

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 to issue Call for Papers ...

Middleware

Cray Urika-GX system harnesses supercomputing performance to tackle Big Data analytics ...

Hardware

Cavium announces ThunderX2 ...

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents ...

Introducing the AMD FirePro S7100X, the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU for blade servers ...

STULZ USA announces strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems ...

Made-in-India supercomputers by August 2017 under govt's Rs 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission ...

Applications

KIT brings outstanding experimental physicist back to Germany ...

NOAA's premier forecast model goes 4D ...

Argonne launches first tech incubator ...

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air ...

The Cloud

FleetCor adopts IBM Cloud to help businesses stay in the fast lane ...

EnerTech of Kuwait Investment Authority selects Cloud-based analytics service from IBM and Waterfund for insights into water costs ...

IBM offers Watson services on Twilio marketplace ...