IBM has boosted its patent portfolio by scoring two patents – one detailing a technique to speed up how data is processed and analysed in real-time data streams, the other relating to how analytics can be used to automatically shift workloads to lowest-cost cloud services within and between cloud datacentres
IBM has announced the launch of a SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands, its second in the country. The move comes the same week IBM reported cloud revenue increases of close to 75 per cent.
Orange has set up a Digital Ventures fund aimed at providing early-stage investment to companies developing innovative solutions around evolving strategic areas like cloud, big data, internet of things and security.
Alcatel-Lucent’s software defined networking (SDN) subsidiary, Nuage Networks, has announced that it will be providing its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to global hosting firm OVH. The deployment of VSP in data centres across Europe and North America will deliver OpenStack as a Service to OVH.
Online luxury fashion retailer Net-A-Porter Group has announced the appointment of Hugh Fahy as the Group’s new chief information officer. Fahy told BCN that the company plans to make greater use of cloud to solve scaling problems during peak shopping periods, and use analytics to gain more insight into these challenges.
Inhi Cho Suh, vice president, big data, integration and governance at IBM spoke with Business Cloud News at the recent Cloud World Forum conference in London about how the next generation of big data services will evolve; how cloud and big data can often form a powerful combination.
Big data service provider Splunk has teamed up with Syncsort to bring analytics and data visualisation capabilities to IBM mainframe-generated data.
Software giants Microsoft and SAP announced an agreement Monday that will see the two firms expand their global partnership by integrating one another’s cloud-based applications and improving interoperability between the two technology stacks.
One of the most vigorous operators within the NFV ISG is Spanish incumbent Telefónica and, true to the message of accelerated change that the paper sought to communicate, it has not been sitting idly by. The firm marked the opening of MWC 2014 by setting out aggressive plans for the virtualization of its network functions, including detailed timelines relating to different network elements. The project has been dubbed ‘Unica’ and has as its headline aim the virtualization of 30 per cent of all new infrastructure by 2016.
In an email sent to employees Monday evening Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella confirmed Scott Guthrie will remain head of the cloud and enterprise segment, a role he took on following Nadella’s appointment to the role of chief executive officer.