Two of the US Department of Energy’s leading research and development labs have bought about $325m worth of servers based on the OpenPower architecture to support the recently announced CORAL project, a collaboration between some of the largest publicly funded labs in the US.
IBM has unveiled a cloud-based email service that uses machine learning algorithms to help curate how users interact with messages and content.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG announced it has enlisted IBM in a seven-year outsourcing deal worth €1bn that will cover the management of the company’s datacentres and IT services. Lufthansa said the move will help bolster its use of cloud, mobile and analytics tools across the business.
IBM has unveiled software to help enterprises apply regulatory rules that govern the flow of different kinds of data across global cloud platforms. The company claims the service will help enterprises enforce data privacy regulations within cloud environments, an issue becoming more prominent as we near implementation of the European Data Protection Act reforms.
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 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.
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 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.
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.