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Primeur weekly 2014-08-18

Special

HPC computing based on the working of the human brain ...

Exascale supercomputing

NERSC, Intel, and Cray team up to prepare users for transition to exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Made in IBM Labs: Governing geographically dispersed Cloud data ...

IBM acquires Cloud security services provider Lighthouse Security Group ...

IBM opens first SoftLayer data centre in Canada ...

EuroFlash

European Commission to launch public survey on Net Innovation for the Work Programme 2016-2017 ...

SysFera joins ETP4HPC ...

Iberdrola stars work on construction of 66 megawatt Pier II wind farm in Mexico ...

Quantum simulators explained ...

USFlash

University of Michigan computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling ...

Finalists compete for coveted ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing ...

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM announce supercomputing centre ...

Vancouver Film School selects HP Z workstations with AMD FirePro professional graphics ...

TACC's Stampede and Lonestar systems aid microbiome research of gum disease, diabetes, and Crohn's disease ...

CacheBox application acceleration software increases on-line transactions per second by 56x while reducing latency by 98% ...

Data-visualization tool identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them ...

Penguin Computing's new line of Arctica Ethernet switches featuring x86 application compatibility now available ...

Altera releases Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0 ...

IBM to receive approval for selling x86 supercomputer business to Lenovo ...

Made in IBM Labs: Governing geographically dispersed Cloud data

8 Aug 2014 Armonk - IBM inventors have patented a technique that helps clients automatically analyze and manage the location where their public and private Cloud data is stored, thereby enabling companies to comply with regulations governing where data can be stored in different countries and continents. The patented IBM invention - Geographic governance of data over Clouds: U.S. patent #8,676,593 - allows users to dynamically choose or change the location where Cloud data resides, ensuring that businesses adhere to local or regional compliance and security regulations.

Cloud computing offers many benefits through the scalability and ease of use enabled by providing access to information stored in data centres often based in remote, disparate geographical locations. A challenge that can arise from the Cloud model is the need for Cloud providers to manage and govern content in accordance with regulations specified by government agencies in different countries or continents.

IBM's patented invention serves as a smart routing device for Cloud data, enabling business owners to have greater control over where their Cloud data is stored and thereby more easily comply with local laws. The invention allows companies to mark or tag their data and use an intelligent Cloud management system to store files in the appropriate location. For example, if a business needs to ensure that all of its financial data is stored in a specific Cloud data centre, the associated files are tagged appropriately and the Cloud management system ensures that the files are stored in the correct location(s).

"During the early years of Cloud computing, it was evident that storing and accessing business data across geographically dispersed Cloud computing environments could present logistical and regulatory challenges", stated Sandeep Ramesh Patil, co-inventor of patent #8,676,593. "Our team of inventors designed a system that will allow businesses to efficiently manage and move data in the Cloud, while meeting required compliance mandates in different countries."

For 21 consecutive years, IBM has been the leading recipient of U.S. patents. IBM inventors have patented thousands of inventions that are expected enable significant innovations that will position IBM to compete and lead in strategic areas, such as IBM Watson, Cloud computing, Big Data analytics - and advance the new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and interact with people in more natural ways.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-08-18

Special

HPC computing based on the working of the human brain ...

Exascale supercomputing

NERSC, Intel, and Cray team up to prepare users for transition to exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Made in IBM Labs: Governing geographically dispersed Cloud data ...

IBM acquires Cloud security services provider Lighthouse Security Group ...

IBM opens first SoftLayer data centre in Canada ...

EuroFlash

European Commission to launch public survey on Net Innovation for the Work Programme 2016-2017 ...

SysFera joins ETP4HPC ...

Iberdrola stars work on construction of 66 megawatt Pier II wind farm in Mexico ...

Quantum simulators explained ...

USFlash

University of Michigan computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling ...

Finalists compete for coveted ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing ...

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM announce supercomputing centre ...

Vancouver Film School selects HP Z workstations with AMD FirePro professional graphics ...

TACC's Stampede and Lonestar systems aid microbiome research of gum disease, diabetes, and Crohn's disease ...

CacheBox application acceleration software increases on-line transactions per second by 56x while reducing latency by 98% ...

Data-visualization tool identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them ...

Penguin Computing's new line of Arctica Ethernet switches featuring x86 application compatibility now available ...

Altera releases Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0 ...

IBM to receive approval for selling x86 supercomputer business to Lenovo ...