IBM says OpenStack will be central to its future cloud strategy

Already a platinum member of the cloud operating system platform OpenStack, IBM officials said open source code from the project will be the foundation of the company's cloud strategy moving forward, including a new product it announced today. At the company's Pulse show in Las Vegas, IBM announced SmartCloud Orchestrator, a service that helps customers configure the compute, storage and networking resources for applications to run on the company's SmartCloud platform.

IBM makes big mobile push with MobileFirst

IBM is making a renewed push into the burgeoning market for all things mobile, saying it can help its corporate customers grow revenue and become more competitive through mobile app development.

IBM gives cloud storage controls to corporate users

IBM released major upgrades to three enterprise storage products, including a self-service software portal for end users.

IBM said the new SmartCloud Storage Access software gives users a portal to provision storage for their own computers. Traditionally, storage is provisioned by an IT administrator, a process which can take hours or even days.

IBM targets AWS with enterprise cloud offer

In what appears to be a swipe at market leader Amazon Web Services, IBM announced a new version of its public cloud computing offering that provides customers additional support and services to manage enterprise applications in its cloud, such as those from SAP.

IBM: Companies facing social media conundrum

The company's study shows that many businesses are embracing social media tools, but to what end? IBM issued a report today that found while most companies are accelerating their social media plans, many are struggling to figure out what it all means.

IBM makes security push with cloud services, products aimed at mobile and big data

Analysts say IBM is basing much of its advances on technology from its acquisitions of Worklight, BigFix, Guardium, and Q1 Labs

IBM today widened its security offerings with products and cloud-based services focused broadly on both mobile devices and big data, both areas where IBM foresees growth as enterprises sort out their strategies toward both.

The barrage of announcements from IBM include:

IBM inaugure son premier centre de cloud public en France.

C’est la septième initiative dans ce sens recensée dans le monde, après les États-Unis (deux data centers), l’Allemagne, le Japon, Singapour et le Canada.

IBM multiplie les initiatives pour toucher tous les segments d’entreprises, comme le prouve l’accord signé avec AT&T pour proposer aux grandes organisations des « réseaux privés sécurisés dans le cloud ».

IBM, AT&T team on cloud services

IBM has teamed with AT&T to offer secure shared cloud services to customers over private networks rather than the public Internet, the companies said Tuesday.

The service to be delivered from early next year is targeted at clients worldwide who are deploying clouds that demand high levels of security and availability, and who often cite security as a key inhibitor to cloud computing adoption, the companies said in a statement.

IBM extends incentive programs to cloud service partners

IBM has launched a new set of incentives and aids to help its service partners make better use of the company's cloud services and products.

IBM's MSP (managed service provider) partners can now get financing, marketing assistance and technical expertise when pursuing clients, according to the company.

Connections enterprise social networking upgraded by IBM

IBM is releasing a new version of its Connections enterprise social networking (ESN) software, which companies use to give their employees social media capabilities adapted for workplace collaboration, such as employee profiles and blogging.

Enhancements in IBM Connections 4.0 include a more interactive activity stream, broader support for mobile devices, more granular usage analytics and integration with email and calendar systems, according to Heidi Ambler, director of product management for IBM Social Software. It is available immediately.

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