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IBM, CenturyLink and State of Louisiana create innovative model to drive high-value skills for the Digital Economy

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on IBM, CenturyLink and State of Louisiana create innovative model to drive high-value skills for the Digital Economy 

Web Hosting ServicesMONROE, La. and ARMONK, N.Y. – IBM, CenturyLink and the State of Louisiana today announced an innovative public-private partnership that will create high-value, high-tech jobs in Louisiana and fuel the talent demands of the digital economy.

As part of a 10-year business transformation agreement between IBM and CenturyLink, IBM will open and staff the new applications development innovation center in Monroe, creating at least 400 new roles for experienced professionals and drawing heavily on graduates from the state’s colleges and universities.

The rapid adoption of mobile and social technologies over recent years is driving fundamental transformations to business processes and applications. The center will provide IBM’s clients with services that address the increasing demand for flexible software services to create value from big data, cloud computing and mobile-led business transformation. Read more

IBM Opens First SoftLayer Data Center in Australia

October 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on IBM Opens First SoftLayer Data Center in Australia 

Dallas, TX — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of a new SoftLayer data center in Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne data center follows recent launches in Toronto, London, and Hong Kong, and is part of IBM’s $1.2 billion global investment to expand its cloud footprint farther into Asia-Pacific and throughout the world.

“Melbourne is our first data center location in Australia and a significant milestone for SoftLayer. We can now bring all the benefits and advantages of SoftLayer’s cloud platform to customers in country or to customers looking for an Australian location,” said Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer, an IBM Company. “This facility meets all the demands for deploying secure, in-country enterprise-grade IBM cloud services which will help accelerate cloud adoption among organizations responding to the current IT sea change.”

SoftLayer’s strategic global partner Digital Realty built the Melbourne facility, along with the Toronto, London, and Hong Kong locations. The design of the Melbourne data center matches that of other SoftLayer data centers around the globe, with capacity for more than 15,000 physical servers initially.

SoftLayer’s complete portfolio of infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, and networking, will be available out of Melbourne. The new facility will provide 10Gbps network connections to SoftLayer services with less than 40 milliseconds of latency from anywhere in the world.

In addition to Atmail, other SoftLayer customers in the region include FluccsRightshipLoft GroupHotelsCombinedDigital Market SquareBugwolf, Cartesian, and Portland Software.

“We’ve been a SoftLayer client for more than 10 years,” said Angus Thomson, managing director for cloud hosting provider Fluccs. “SoftLayer has always been our preferred cloud supplier in the U.S. due to the simplicity of setting up new servers, the speed of deployment, and the ability to customize something exactly to our requirements.”

SoftLayer will start taking orders for the Melbourne data center immediately with a special offer of up to $500.00 USD off new orders in the data center, for a limited time. More details about the discount and updates on the opening of SoftLayer’s new Australian data center are available at www.softlayer.com/melbourne.

The facility provides customers with Australian data residency and an even faster way to reach local end users, all with SoftLayer’s secure and resilient platform that can be easily integrated with existing infrastructure to provide a robust hybrid environment. The Melbourne location will complement SoftLayer’s Hong Kong and Singapore data centers, offer APAC customers redundancy options within the region, and provide interoperability between all of SoftLayer’s global locations.

“SoftLayer’s new location in Australia is huge for us. Data sovereignty issues are top-of-mind for many of our customers in Australia, so the ability to now move data to this particular region is very advantageous to us,” said Mark Phillips, vice president of global sales at Atmail, a Queensland-based company that provides an email-messaging platform to more than 4,500 customers worldwide. “We have customers in 123 countries, so SoftLayer’s expanding global presence is fantastic for us.”

About Softlayer, an IBM Company
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With 100,000 devices under management and a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer’s modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible unified platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a worldwide network for secure, low-latency communications. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com.

About IBM Computing
IBM is the global leader in cloud with an unmatched portfolio of open cloud solutions to enable clients for the hybrid cloud era with integration, control over data and expertise. IBM Cloud has helped more than 30,000 clients around the world. Today, IBM has 100+ cloud SaaS solutions, thousands of experts with deep industry knowledge helping clients transform and a growing global network of data centers. Since 2007, IBM has invested more than $7 billion in 17 acquisitions to accelerate its cloud initiatives. IBM holds 1,560 cloud patents focused on driving innovation. In fact, IBM for the 21st consecutive year topped the annual list of US patent leaders. IBM processes more the 5.5M client transactions daily through IBM’s public cloud. For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud. Follow us on Twitter at @IBMcloud and on our blog at www.thoughtsoncloud.com. Join the conversation #ibmcloud.

IBM Expands Business in Japan with New Cloud Data Centers

July 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on IBM Expands Business in Japan with New Cloud Data Centers 

Hosting ServicesTOKYO – IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a broad expansion of its cloud computing services for customers in Japan and in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a new IBM Cloud Data Center in Japan and a dedicated data center for LotusLive, IBM’s cloud collaboration service.

The new facilities will extend IBM’s globally-integrated cloud delivery network of cloud computing centers that serve in over 50 countries around the world with centers based in Singapore, Germany, Canada, and the United States; and 13 global cloud labs, of which seven are based in Asia Pacific – China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. Read more

Connectria Hosting Launches Remote Monitoring Services for IBM System i

April 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Connectria Hosting Launches Remote Monitoring Services for IBM System i 

Hosting ServicesST. LOUIS – Connectria, a global leader in Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting and Complex Hosting solutions, today announced the availability of 24/7 Remote Monitoring services for the IBM System i platform.

The IBM System i, or Power Systems, has been a mainstay midrange server for over 20 years, with an estimated 200,000+ customers worldwide. As companies continue to run legacy applications on the System i, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain the necessary staff and skill set to manage this environment. Read more

IBM Unveils Smart Cloud Services and Technologies for the Enterprise

April 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on IBM Unveils Smart Cloud Services and Technologies for the Enterprise 

Hosting ReviewsSan Francisco, CA – IBM today announced next generation cloud services and technology advances for clients moving key enterprise business processes into production cloud environments to innovate, reduce costs and increase agility.

To accelerate the shift from experimentation, development and assessment to full scale enterprise deployment of cloud, IBM is building out its existing cloud portfolio with IBM SmartCloud, its next-generation, enterprise cloud technologies and services offerings for private, public and hybrid clouds based on IBM hardware, software, services and best practices. Read more

Verizon and IBM Launch Private Cloud-Based Managed Data Protection Solution

April 1, 2010 by · Comments Off on Verizon and IBM Launch Private Cloud-Based Managed Data Protection Solution 

Web Hosting ToolsBASKING RIDGE, N.J. and ARMONK, N.Y. – With businesses looking more closely than ever at the economics of cloud computing, Verizon and IBM have expanded their relationship to deliver Managed  Data Vault – a new private cloud service that provides secure, quick and reliable daily backups, and fast recovery of enterprise information.

Available from both companies, the new solution is designed to automatically transfer data from a client location to a specially designed off-site data center via Verizon’s secure high-speed private network.  With Managed Data Vault, businesses can realize off-site data protection at onsite speeds while taking advantage of usage-based utility to meet data growth without limits. Read more

New IBM Data Center in North Carolina Engineered to Support Cloud Computing

February 5, 2010 by · Comments Off on New IBM Data Center in North Carolina Engineered to Support Cloud Computing 

Web Hosting ToolsRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – IBM ( IBM) today announced the opening of a new data center designed to support new compute models like cloud computing, in order to help clients from around the world operate smarter businesses, organizations and cities.

The new data center reduces technology infrastructure costs and complexity for clients while improving quality and speeding the deployment of services – using only half the energy required of a similar facility its size.  The data center will ultimately total 100,000 square feet at IBM’s Research Triangle Park (RTP) campus and is part of a $362 million investment by the corporation to build the new data center in North Carolina.  IBM owns or operates more than 450 data centers worldwide. Read more

Economy Drives Midsize Companies to Work Smarter, Leaner: IBM Study Reveals Top 5 Trends

July 6, 2009 by · Comments Off on Economy Drives Midsize Companies to Work Smarter, Leaner: IBM Study Reveals Top 5 Trends 

Webmaster ToolsARMONK, N.Y. – A new study by IBM (NYSE: IBM) of midsize organizations in 17 countries shows that companies have not been deterred from their plans for strategic IT initiatives, which range from information management and security management to social media and cloud computing — despite a clear recognition of the need to cut costs in a difficult economy.

Conducted in April – May 2009, IBM’s “Inside the Midmarket: A 2009 Perspective” study reveals five key trends:

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