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IBM partners with Equinix, extends cloud to 12 additional locations

IBM is expanding its cloud platform to 12 new locations and partnering with Equinix for nine of them

IBM has aggressively expanded its cloud platform with the addition of twelve datacentres across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. The move will see the IT giant partner with Equinix for nine of those datacentres.

Korean software vendor taps SoftLayer for EU expansion

Hancom is prepping for a big westward expansion

Korean software vendor Hancom has selected IBM’s cloud platform in a bid to expand the reach of its software as a service-based office suite in Europe.

Cloud Foundry Foundation re-launches as independent non-profit

The Cloud Foundry Foundation has been formally spun out of Pivotal

Following the Pivotal’s announcement in February that Cloud Foundry would be spun out of the company, the project’s open governance model under the non-profit Cloud Foundry Foundation has been formally established.

Fruits of Apple, IBM mobile cloud deal ripen

Tim Cook, Apple CEO and Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO, walking the walk and talking the talk

IBM and Apple have delivered the first batch of enterprise-focused iOS apps, co-developed and supported by Bluemix and IBM’s cloud infrastructure, making good on a deal the two companies – once bitter rivals – struck this summer.

IBM boosts patent portfolio with cloud, big data optimisations

IBM is bolstering its IP portfolio with cloud, analytics patents

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

Cisco, IBM launch integrated cloud hardware

Cisco and IBM are teaming up on converged hardware solutions

Cisco and IBM are teaming up to offer integrated server solutions that combine Cisco’s UCS technology with IBM’s Storwize storage system. The VersaStack deal is Cisco’s first big integrated infrastructure announcement since its divestment from VCE in October.

IBM, Docker partner to bring containers to enterprise hybrid clouds

IBM and Docker have buddied up to accellerate container adoption in enterprises

Docker and IBM have announced a partnership that will see IBM provide a Docker-based container service through Bluemix, the company’s platform as a service offering.

WPP to bolster big data, collaboration efforts in $1.25bn IBM deal

IBM has inked a $1.25bn deal with WPP to help it deploy big data and cloud-based collaboration technologies

Communications and marketing services group WPP is expanding its partnership with IBM, signing a $1.25bn seven-year deal that will see the tech giant help WPP expand its use of big data and cloud-based collaboration services.

As HP’s server biz declines, for Dell, Huawei, opportunity awaits

HP president and chief executive officer Meg Whitman (right) said HP's turnaround is in full swing

HP reported continued revenue declines this week, with fiscal 2014 net revenue falling 1 per cent to $111.5bn, despite marginal gains in networking and personal computing. Total revenue was down 4 per cent.

IBM brings analytics, virtualisation into mobile portfolio

IBM is bolstering its mobile services portfolio with analytics and virtualisation offerings

IBM is expanding its mobile services portfolio to include mobile application and infrastructure analytics and application virtualisation for mobile platforms. The company said the new services will help accelerate enterprises’ investments in mobile platforms.