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IBM and Tencent partner target niche verticals with cloud services

Tencent Cloud and IBM sign a business cooperation memorandum to collaborate on providing public cloud with Software-as-a-Service solutions for industries and enterprises. Pictured L-R: Qiu Yuepeng, Corporate Vice President, Tencent, Taosang Tong, President of Social Network Group, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent Group, Nancy Thomas, Managing Partner, IBM GCG GBS and David Cheng, General Manager, IBM South China Region. (Image courtesy of Tencent)

IBM and Chinese ISP Tencent have inked a deal that will see the two companies team up to jointly market cloud-based services for SMBs working in smart cities and healthcare among other verticals.

IBM unveils big data, analytics hybrid cloud offerings

IBM has unveiled a slew of data tools designed to improve confidence in big data

IBM has unveiled a number of cloud-based and on premise big data and analytics tools the company said will help ease application and data integration across multiple platforms and improve confidence in the quality of the data being used for analysis.

Mobile, cloud, big data platform helping to contain Ebola outbreak

A heat map showing the size and nature of Ebola-related activity as reported by citizens

IBM, working in conjunction with a number of organisations, is using a combination of mobile, cloud and analytics platforms to help Sierra Leone and Nigeria’s public health authorities contain Ebola outbreaks and help coordinate disaster relief efforts in the region.

IBM to bring SoftLayer to Paris

IBM is planning to open up a SoftLayer datacentre in Paris, the company's first in France

IBM is planning on opening a SoftLayer cloud datacentre in Paris, which the company said will complement nearby datacentres in London and Amsterdam.

IBM, Microsoft bring software, middleware to SoftLayer and Azure

Microsoft and IBM are enabling one another's software to work in SoftLayer and Azure

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.

German transport company taps IBM private cloud for SAP platform

SSB updated its infrastructure to keep up with growing data volumes

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 divests microelectronics business as Q3 disappoints

IBM is selling its semiconductor business to GlobalFoundries in a bid to save money

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.

Open Group launches IT4IT, vendor-neutral reference architecture for IT management

IT4IT

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.

OVH taps open source Power8 architecture, OpenStack for cloud platform

OVH is using the Power8 architecture and OpenStack to stand up its public cloud service

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 makes HANA available on SoftLayer

SAP and IBM are making HANA available on SoftLayer

SAP and IBM are making the HANA in-memory platform available on SoftLayer infrastructure globally, the companies announced.

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