IBM has appointed Robert LeBlanc to the role of senior vice president of cloud, with the company set to implement a massive reorganisation, according to multiple reports confirmed by BCN sources.
IBM reported another tough quarter this week, with Q4 2014 total revenues hitting $24.1bn, down 12 per cent from the same quarter last year. While the company reported growth in several strategic areas – cloud, mobile, security and data analytics – IBM still seems to be struggling to transform without taking a long-term hit on its balance sheets.
IBM announced the opening of the company’s latest SoftLayer datacentre in Mexico just one week after the company unveiled its Frankfurt datacentre.
IBM has announced the opening of the company’s first SoftLayer datacentre in Germany this week, part of its $1.2bn investment into global cloud datacentres announced nearly one year ago. The move comes just months after AWS announced the launch of its Frankfurt-based public cloud.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.