IBM opening two state-of-the-art disaster recovery/resiliency centers

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 12th, 2014 IBM is about to cut the ribbon officially opening two new state-of-the-art data centers intended to provide disaster recovery and resiliency services, one in the Raleigh, N.C. area and other in Mumbai, India. According to Alice Williams, IBM director of strategy and portfolio for global business…

IBM’s new brain chip could power the Internet of things

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | August 7th, 2014 The IBM TrueNorth brain-inspired prototype processor offers the equivalent of 256 million synapses. IBM has taken another step toward its ambitious goal of creating a processor that acts like a human brain, creating a second, more advanced chip that mimics the way the mammalian brain…

Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon

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By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 29th, 2014 Rivals also outpace Google though analysts expect it to gain momentum. Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study. While Amazon, the cloud market leader, retained its position, it can…

Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early next year

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 24th, 2014 Servers, chips and components are under development as part of third-party licensing deals. The first third-party chips and servers licensed to use IBM’s Power architecture will be on the market early next year. IBM last year started licensing the architecture so other companies could build…

California sees IT shifting to IBM-built cloud

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By Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld | July 24th, 2014 State creates a cloud service that it believes can serve most of its IT needs. California is moving its IT services to a cloud, on-demand, subscription-based service that state officials believe may meet as much as 80% of its computing needs. IBM has created the cloud-based service,…

IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | July 23rd, 2014 IBM’s SoftLayer cloud will offer supercomputer-friendly InfiniBand as an interconnect option. IBM is offering a potentially powerful incentive in its attempts to entice organizations to move supercomputing jobs to the cloud: a high-speed network communications link called InfiniBand. “Companies are embracing cloud for standard workloads,…

Apple and IBM form apps and sales partnership

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By Leo Kelion, BBC | July 15th, 2014 Apple and IBM have announced a business partnership that will see the two firms co-develop business-centric apps for iPhones and iPads. In addition, IBM will start selling business clients Apple's mobile devices pre-installed with the new software. The two firms were one-time rivals, with Apple's 1984 advert…

IBM eyes new chips for a new digital age

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By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 11th, 2014 Cognitive, quantum and even wearable computers will need non-silicon processors. It’s no secret that computing is changing. This is no longer a world of mainframes and desktop computers.Laptops, tablets and smartphones are ubiquitous. And soon they’ll have company from wearables, smart homes, smart cars, cognitive computers and…

Google gets a helping hand from Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | July 10th, 2014 Cloud rivals come together to develop a technology to help organizations manage their computerized work in the cloud. IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat and other IT vendors are lending a hand to Google to help build software that enterprises could use to manage their computerized workloads…

IBM to Invest $3 Billion in Chips for Cloud, Big Data Systems

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By Thor Olavsrud, CIO | July 9th, 2014 IBM tomorrow will announce a $3 billion research and development investment to create a new generation of semiconductors geared for cloud, big data and cognitive systems. Over the next five years, Big Blue says it will use the money to fund two broad research and early-stage development…