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VMware Expands Cloud Partnership with IBM to Include Desktop Services

VMware Expands Cloud Partnership with IBM to Include Desktop Services | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
VMware (VMW) Horizon Air customers can utilize the company’s cloud-hosted desktop and application services through the IBM Cloud.
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The news marks the latest development in VMware and IBM’s decade-long collaboration
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Public cloud megaguide: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared

Public cloud megaguide: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The top five public clouds pile on the services and options, while adding unique twists
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Why Spark is spiking in the cloud

Why Spark is spiking in the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Interest and investment in Apache Spark have increased dramatically in recent months, to the benefit of cloud customers
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Spark is attractive mainly because it provides a powerful in-memory data-processing component within Hadoop that deals with both real-time and batch events.

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Why your next database will be open source

Why your next database will be open source | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Watch out, Oracle. Developers are moving past proprietary databases to open source upstarts -- often under the radar of IT management
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No one should write the obituary for such venerable companies as Oracle, IBM, or Microsoft just yet. But clearly, the old-school DBMS market has something to learn from open source upstarts.

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IBM Watson adds hybrid cloud developer tools

IBM Watson adds hybrid cloud developer tools | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Watson Explorer helps developers build hybrid cloud cognitive applications using data sets resident in a mix of on-premises, public and private cloud environments.
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Big Blue says the new capabilities will help clients bridge enterprise data with Web-based cloud applications for faster and more insightful data intelligence.

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IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage

IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The IBM Spectrum Storage strategy embraces multiple vendors and clouds
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The future of storage may not be in storage itself, but in the intelligence to manage it.

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New Guidelines Highlight Importance of Cloud Computing Security

New Guidelines Highlight Importance of Cloud Computing Security | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Keeping sensitive data and information safe is top of mind for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The agency's new cloud computing security requirements are relevant for cloud computing vendors seeking to help midsize firms secure their data.What the Guidelines ...
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Creating stronger guidelines for vendors is a concept that showcases the importance of the cloud in a company's overall operations.

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IBM to Restructure in Order to Focus on Cloud Computing

IBM to Restructure in Order to Focus on Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

IBM (IBM) is undergoing a massive structural reorganization under the leadership of CEO Ginny Rometty in order to parallel the rise in cloud computing.

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Plans to restructure the company have not seemed to hinder IBM’s innovation for the past year as the company received more patents in 2014 than any other company.

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Marcus Gruenwald's curator insight, January 18, 2015 6:29 PM

Over time, IBM has successfully reinvented several times, thus avoiding the fate other tech giants faced. If nothing else, it is more proof for the sceptics, that cloud - or utility computing - is here to stay!

Richard Neto's curator insight, March 27, 2015 6:56 AM

In this article written by Sarah Roden, IBM hopes to overhaul its diminishing hardware sales through the investment of software, mainly cloud based computing. IBM hopes to restore their name as they continue to file for patents clearly topping the patent list for 2014 buy a large margin. this shows that IBM has high hopes for cloud computing and is investing many of its resources into the technology and moving way from from hardware based to software based. IBM is another example of how cloud computing is taking the IT industry by storm.

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IBM Using Analytics to Optimize Cloud Computing Performance and Cost Savings

IBM Using Analytics to Optimize Cloud Computing Performance and Cost Savings | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Inventors at IBM have put together a patented technique that takes advantage of analytics to increase the performance of cloud computing service
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IBM’s newest invention is able to automatically take cloud computing resources from different cloud centers, which allows clients to optimize their service performance and lower costs by reducing the amount of manual intervention needed in order to properly allocate software, hardware, and services on the cloud.

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Mobile Cloud Computing: The Security Impact

Mobile Cloud Computing: The Security Impact | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Mobile cloud computing is reaching more people than ever. New research shows that more people are using mobile devices and that this growth is directly affecting the mobile app market as well as the need for top cloud computing solutions.

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IT professionals at midsize organizations have an idea of the challenges ahead, considering the array of platforms, devices and apps that are all part of the job. At the same time, data needs to be as secure as possible ...

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wimi-teamwork.com's curator insight, December 17, 2014 8:09 AM

Read this to get a better insight of the security impacts of cloud computing

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Data Security Remains Top Cloud Computing Technology Concern

Data Security Remains Top Cloud Computing Technology Concern | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Firms of all sizes are evaluating the kind of virtualized storage that is best for them. But as cloud computing technology grows in popularity — yielding new software, servers and backup systems — security remains a top concern.

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Businesses are hurtling toward an Internet of Things (IoT) environment, in which company data constantly interacts with the rest of the industry, and where cloud takes on an important role.

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Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan

Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
At its big data event, IBM lays out an end-to-end cloud and analytics strategy, with a vision for the future that makes sense for developers and big enterprise customers
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Data is the what, cloud is the how, and insight is the why,” intoned Picciano. ...............

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IBM, SAP partner on enterprise cloud software, infrastructure

IBM, SAP partner on enterprise cloud software, infrastructure | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The two tech giants see businesses increasingly moving their data to the cloud. A new partnership will help reinforce their positions.
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For SAP, it’s an acceleration of an existing strategy to offer its applications worldwide—and a small concession that the data center buildout it recently completed wasn’t sufficient to meet its larger goal.

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Review: AWS, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, IBM machine learning

Review: AWS, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, IBM machine learning | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amazon, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning toolkits run the gamut in breadth, depth, and ease
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"What we call machine learning can take many forms. The purest form offers the analyst a set of data exploration tools, a choice of ML models, robust solution algorithms, and a way to use the solutions for predictions."
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IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Jumping into an increasingly competitive market, IBM has launched a cloud-based data warehouse service, which the company says offers a way for enterprises to analyze their operations while bypassing most of the headaches that come with running such a system in-house.

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DashDB competes not only with Amazon's Redshift, and Microsoft Azure's SQL Data Warehouse, but also with offerings from start-ups Snowflake Computing and Coolodata, among others.

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massimo facchinetti's curator insight, August 4, 2015 7:39 AM

DashDB competes not only with Amazon's Redshift, and Microsoft Azure's SQL Data Warehouse, but also with offerings from start-ups Snowflake Computing and Coolodata, among others.

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How IBM Watson apps are changing 7 industries

How IBM Watson apps are changing 7 industries | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
These seven IBM Watson-powered apps are transforming the way work is done in industries ranging from healthcare and travel to entertainment and oil & gas.
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Since IBM opened IBM Watson to the world last year, it has been building a developer and entrepreneur community around the development platform.

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IBM doubles down on OpenStack for hybrid clouds

IBM doubles down on OpenStack for hybrid clouds | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IBM's next OpenStack move is Bluemix-hosted services for managing cloud infrastructure -- but will they create dependencies of their own?
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Said services are published through IBM's Bluemix PaaS, and while the details remain vague on what goes into those services, odds are they'll revolve around the configuration and automation of OpenStack instances, whatever environment they're running on.

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IBM embraces Docker, OpenStack in Bluemix hybrid cloud plans

IBM embraces Docker, OpenStack in Bluemix hybrid cloud plans | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IBM's hybrid cloud plans involve moving workloads between public and private clouds via Docker, with Bluemix as the bridge
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If hybrid clouds are the future, as both researchers and cloud creators are hinting, then IBM is smart to push its hybrid cloud plan into action.

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IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice

IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IBM Watson developer cloud adds speech-to-text, text-to-speech, visual recognition, and decision services. Will businesses build their own Jeopardy apps?
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Further detail can The Watson Developer Cloud already offered eight services that could be described as human-like or even superhuman, such asbe found of ..........

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Gilberto Tellez's curator insight, February 10, 2015 11:15 AM

WOW! #Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice!

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Here's Why IBM Is Still Building Mainframes (IBM)

Here's Why IBM Is Still Building Mainframes (IBM) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

IBM spent $1 billion developing a new refrigerator-sized mainframe. It makes sense. For companies that require 100% uptime, public clouds simply aren't feasible.

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IBM's mainframes have also kept up with the times. The systems have long supported Linux, and they also support OpenStack, a popular open-source cloud computing platform. This means a private cloud can be run directly on a mainframe, with the z13 supporting up to 8,000 Linux virtual machines simultaneously.

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Julie Christie's curator insight, February 4, 2015 2:48 PM

That is one smart-looking (and smart-acting) mainframe!

David J. Williamson, MBA, PhD, PMP, ITIL-F's curator insight, March 15, 7:24 PM

Mainframes are not dead yet. They have supported Linux for years, and they are being used to set up open-source cloud platforms and virtual machines.

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IBM says 2014 ‘breakthrough year’ for its cloud computing business

IBM says 2014 ‘breakthrough year’ for its cloud computing business | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

IBM aims to expand the number of data centers it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a "breakthrough year" in 2014 for its cloud computing business, according to Reuters.

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So far this quarter IBM has set major deals with airline Lufthansa, Dutch bank ABN AMRO, advertising giant WPP, audio electronics maker Woox Innovations in Hong Kong and the Dow Water arm of Dow Chemical.

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Wiktor Helak's curator insight, January 9, 2015 6:07 PM

Jak wspomniałem we wcześniejszej publikacji rok 2014 był dla IBM rokiem skoncentrowanym na rozbudowie infrastruktury typu cloud computing. W minionym roku firma zwiększyła czterokrotnie ilość placówek oferujących te usługi. Rozszerzyła zasięg na cały glob, a już w roku 2013 jej dochód w tym sektorze wyniósł 4,4 miliarda dolarów. Dzięki zwielokrotnieniu zasobów szacowany dochód za rok 2014 to około 10 miliardów dolarów. Pokazuje to doskonale jak w przeciągu zaledwie jednego roku powiększył się popyt na tego rodzaju usługi.

Alexandra Minks's curator insight, March 21, 2015 3:07 AM

Cloud computing was a huge success in 2014 so there is no doubt that the technology will continue to move forward and become one of the most important technologies of the next ten years. Cloud computing increases a user's accessibility to their files over a number of devices and also reduces the amount of storage required on hard drives, making it a very useful technology for the future.

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Made in IBM Labs: Creating Analytics "Express Lane" For Cloud Data

Made in IBM Labs: Creating Analytics "Express Lane" For Cloud Data | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) inventors have patented an invention that enhances the use of analytics for assessing and directing data in a cloud computing environment, enabling more timely and efficient application processing and management.

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The IBM invention, U.S Patent #8,639,809, "Predictive Removal Of Runtime Data Using Attribute Characterizing,"

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Computing Goes to the Cloud. So Does Crime.

Computing Goes to the Cloud. So Does Crime. | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While public clouds, by their nature, provide opportunities for malicious hackers, the sophistication of the systems and their management allow for new ways to defend against attacks.
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Hackers may want to be inside clouds for more than just sensitive data, since cloud computing systems are places where supercomputer-quality processing power can be rented.

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IBM Rolls Out Hybrid Cloud Security Portfolio

IBM Rolls Out Hybrid Cloud Security Portfolio | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

With data breaches making headlines nearly every week, IBM is pressing into next-generation security solutions with what it has deemed the industry’s first “intelligent security portfolio” for protecting people, data and apps in the cloud.

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The Dynamic Cloud Security portfolio follows Big Blue’s announcement last week of IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analytics, a high-speed analysis and criminal investigation software

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IBM, Microsoft Announce Cross-Cloud Enterprise Software Partnership

IBM, Microsoft Announce Cross-Cloud Enterprise Software Partnership | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IBM (IBM) and Microsoft (MSFT) are working together to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. How will the partnership between these two hybrid cloud heavyweights work? Here are the full details.
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The companies said that the partnership announced this week is designed to help customers, developers and partners drive innovation in hybrid cloud.

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