Wanda Group and IBM Sign Agreement to Bring IBM Cloud to China Through New Entity, Wanda Cloud Company

Wanda Internet Technology Group, part of Wanda Group - one of the largest commercial and enterprise groups in Asia with businesses in commercial real estate, culture, tourism, Internet technology and financial services, among others, has signed an agreement with IBM in Beijing to enter the public cloud business through the formation of a new company built on IBM's Cloud Platform. Through the new Wanda Cloud Company, Chinese businesses will … [Read more...]

Bulgarian DSK Bank Completes Migration to IBM’s Cloud Infrastructure

IBM and DSK Bank have completed the migration of DSK's banking operations to IBM's cloud data centers. The migration is part of a long-term IT services agreement to manage the IBM Cloud infrastructure that supports the bank's operations in Bulgaria. As part of the agreement IBM will run the complete IT infrastructure, supporting DSK Bank's core banking environment. IBM will also provide fully managed services for mainframe, servers, storage, … [Read more...]

Fincantieri Adopts Hybrid Cloud Solution from IBM to Improve the Efficiency of Designing, Building and Deploying New Vessels

Fincantieri, one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups, is adopting a hybrid cloud solution from IBM to improve their efficiency of designing, building and deploying new vessels - in response to the growing global demand for shipbuilding. Faced with rapidly growing international demand for cruise as well as naval vessels, Fincantieri needed a modern and global IT infrastructure to manage its new Integrated Ship Design and Manufacturing … [Read more...]

IBM Triples Cloud Data Center Capacity in the UK

IBM has announced that it is adding four new cloud data centers infused with cognitive intelligence in the UK, to keep pace with growing client demand. The investment in the new facilities would triple IBM’s cloud data center capacity in the UK. The new investment expands IBM Cloud data centers to six in the UK and 16 total across Europe - making it one of the most comprehensive cloud networks for delivering cloud services. These new … [Read more...]

IBM to Double Workloads on SAP HANA on a Single Server

IBM has expanded the infrastructure choices for companies considering using the SAP HANA cloud platform to transform their business. Available immediately, companies can deploy up to eight SAP HANA production databases on a single server using the virtualization capabilities of IBM Power. The expanded offering would help users to more easily break down barriers of platform virtualization and deploy more SAP HANA workloads on a single server, … [Read more...]

JFE Steel Adopts IBM Cloud to Build an Agile IT Infrastructure

IBM and JFE Steel have signed a 5-year outsourcing agreement enabling the steel company to migrate core systems to the IBM Cloud while consolidating its IT infrastructure and streamlining its business operations. With the World Steel Organization stating that steel prices will continue to fall in 2016, steel companies like JFE Steel must identify ways of creating a more efficient business model that can quickly adjust to market changes. In … [Read more...]

IBM Study: 45 percent of Workloads Expected to Remain On-Premises with Dedicated Servers

Almost every company is using the cloud, but not for everything, finds the new IBM study ‘Tailoring hybrid cloud: Designing the right mix for innovation, efficiency and growth.’ Nearly half of workloads - 45 percent - are expected to remain on-premises with dedicated servers. Seventy-eight percent of respondents say their cloud initiatives are coordinated or fully integrated, compared to just 34 percent in 2012. And, among high performing … [Read more...]

Workday, IBM Form Strategic Partnership on the IBM Cloud

Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, has adopted the IBM Cloud as part of a multi-year strategic partnership. IBM Cloud will become the foundation for Workday's development and testing environment providing Workday with greater efficiency, flexibility, and global scale. As IBM Cloud becomes the primary platform for Workday's development and testing, Workday will continue accelerating the pace of … [Read more...]

Cloudsoft Taps IBM Cloud for Running Its Application Management Platform

Cloudsoft, a provider of open source-based hybrid cloud application management software, will run its flagship product, Cloudsoft Application Management Platform (AMP), on the IBM Cloud. This would allow Cloudsoft to expand its global footprint while maintaining privacy and control over its clients' data.  As part of the agreement, Cloudsoft and its customers can now deploy and manage applications in IBM Blue Box OpenStack-powered private … [Read more...]

IBM and VMware Expand Global Cloud Partnership with Desktop Services

IBM and VMware will expand their strategic partnership by enabling VMware Horizon Air customers to take advantage of cloud-hosted desktop and application services via IBM Cloud. VMware Horizon Air cloud services deliver full Windows desktops or published applications to desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. These services running on the IBM Cloud will give customers the flexibility to access critical apps and data from any device, … [Read more...]