Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB), the principal public transportation organisation in the City of Stuttgart, Germany, has deployed IBM’s private cloud platform and flash storage in a bid to improve data access speeds and availability of its SAP ERP platform.
IBM is planning on opening a SoftLayer cloud datacentre in Paris, which the company said will complement nearby datacentres in London and Amsterdam.
Microsoft and IBM have agreed to make one another’s software and middleware available on SoftLAyer and Azure, respectively. The company’s said the partnership will help ease customers’ adoption of hybrid cloud services.
IBM is selling its chip division, including a massive portfolio of semiconductor-related intellectual property, to GlobalFoundries – with IBM paying GlobalFoundries $1.3bn over three years to take over the division in a bid to save money. The move comes as IBM reported a dismal Q3, with net income for the quarter slipping 17 per cent to $3.5bn.
IT standards organisation Open Group has announced the launch of IT4IT, a forum composed enterprises, service providers and technology incumbents focused on delivering a comprehensive set of standards for managing systems integration and interoperability. Georg Bock, senior director of portfolio strategy at HP Software IT Management told BCN the standards being developed by the forum will help tackle the integration of mobile and cloud technologies within the rapidly changing context of enterprise IT.
Hosting provider OVH has launched a cloud service based on IBM’s Power8 processor architecture, an open source architecture tailored specifically for big data applications, and OpenStack.
SAP and IBM are making the HANA in-memory platform available on SoftLayer infrastructure globally, the companies announced.
Networking incumbent Cisco is to set up a joint venture company with Chinese hardware manufacturer TCL, the latest in a series of cloud-focused partnerships leveraging China’s vast technology manufacturing capacity and cloud market potential.
IBM announced the opening of a cloud resiliency centre in North Carolina, which will offer backup, disaster recovery and business continuity cloud services.
Yonyou Software has announced a strategic collaboration with IBM that will see the ISV used IBM’s database and big data technologies to underpin it software solutions in China.