IBM Interconnect 2017: Cloud, Cognitive and Data!

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A couple of weeks ago while attending IBM Interconnect 2017 I had the awesome opportunity to participate in the IBM Interconnect 2017 Podcast Series with Dez Blanchfield.

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IBM’s Tape Breakthrough May Change Cold Storage – But Not Anytime Soon

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Design Featured IBM StorageResearchers find a way to jam more data than ever onto a square inch of tape Read More.

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Verizon to Sell Cloud and Managed Hosting Business to IBM

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Deals IBM VerizonPlans to focus on managed services around partner offerings Read More.

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IBM Says It Has Beat Facebook’s AI Server Scaling Record

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Design Featured IBM Machine LearningResearchers design a way to manage massive GPU clusters while keeping network bottlenecks to a minimum. Read More.

IBM Launches OpenPower Developer Cloud

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Cloud Computing IBMService currently hosted in single Beijing data center, but expansion plans are in place Read More.

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Cloud by the Megawatt: Inside IBM’s Cloud Data Center Strategy

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All major US hardware vendors have tried and failed to become formidable rivals to Amazon in the cutthroat cloud infrastructure market; all except IBM. Cloud Computing Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured IBM Site Selection

Google, IBM, Others Pitch Open Standard for Cloud Server Design

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Blades Dell Google Hewlett-Packard IBM IntelOpenCAPI positioned as open alternative to Intel’s proprietary tech Read More.

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IBM Touts Trump-Pleasing Hiring Plans While Firing Thousands

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In late November, IBM completed at least its third round of firings in 2016 Read More.

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InterConnect 2016: IBM’s Examination Of All Things Cloud, AI, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, IoT, Cyber

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And it is a great way to learn the latest from IBM and many of their partners in the ecosystem. Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Events Mobile News IBMBob Gourley. InterConnect 2016 is 21-25 February at the MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (side note: this event attracts so many forward thinking technologists and business leaders that there are very few venues large enough to hold it).

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IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson AI Platform

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The new AI-capability will help IBM’s customers minimize disruptions such as. IBM Machine Learning(Bloomberg) — International Business Machines Corp. is revamping its Global Technology Services division, which helps customers run their computer networks, to rely more heavily on artificial intelligence.

IBM Launches Cloud Data Center in South Africa

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Vodacom and Gijima to take IBM’s cloud services to markets in the region Read More. Cloud Computing IBM SaaS

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Report: Facebook to Move WhatsApp from IBM Cloud to Own Data Centers

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billion uses, was at one time one of IBM’s top five cloud customers, sources say. Cloud Facebook IBMWhatsApp, with its 1.2 Read More.

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IBM Makes Huge Apache Spark Commitment

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IBM believes Spark is the most significant open source project of the next decade. Big Data Featured IBMIt's backing the statement up by committing thousands of researchers and donating machine learning technology to Apache Spark. Read More.

IBM SoftLayer Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

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Cloud Computing colocation Enterprise Equinix IBM APIs replace manual cross-connects for hybrid enterprise cloud deployments Read More.

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IBM adds 12 Cloud Data Centers, Endorses OpenStack Throughout

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IBM''s hybrid cloud strategy is shaping up around openness, but will its legacy business suffer? Cloud Computing colocation Enterprise Equinix Featured IBM Read More.

IBM SoftLayer Adds Enterprise Cloud Storage Options

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Cloud Computing IBM Storage Block and file storage now available in addition to object storage Read More.

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IBM Achieves Two Critical Steps in Quantum Computing

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Featured IBM TechnologyMakes headway in error detection and system scalability Read More.

Russia Weighs Replacing IBM, Microsoft With Open-Source Software

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Europe Government IBM Microsoft Oracle TechnologyDuma is drafting a bill to restrict government agencies from buying licensed software, giving preference to open-source software. Read More.

IBM Brings Watson APIs to Bluemix PaaS

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Cloud Computing IBM Developers using Bluemix can now build cognitive computing capabilities into their apps Read More.

IBM Unveils AI Toolkit for ‘Minsky,’ Its Nvidia GPU Hard-wired Server

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When IBM lifted the curtain on its GPU-hard-wired acceleration platform last September, some asked just what workloads it planned on accelerating. IBM Technology accelerators GPGPU nvidia Nvidia Pascal P100 PowerAI Sumit Gupta

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IBM’s Leading Data Center Storage Line Gets All-Flash Upgrade

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Featured IBM Storage flash storage IBM Data Systems Levi Norman Power8One more swift kick toward the exit door of history for rotating hard disk drives Read More.

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Report: IBM in Talks About Takeover of Lloyds Data Centers

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Data Center Strategies IBMMove seen as way to raise cash by financial services giant going through restructuring Read More.

IBM: Technology for both enterprises and the startup world

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One reason to track IBM ( NYSE:IBM ) is to watch as they react to the threats from firms like Amazon. What Amazon has done in Cloud Computing is absolutely incredible and it really helped wake up IBM to the need to innovate in this area. But IBM also invests a great deal in their own internal R&D and is creating new capabilities in AI of note. And there seems to be at least a little bit of Watson in every thing every part of IBM has to offer. Research Team.

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IBM: Tencent to Run OpenPower Servers in Its Data Centers

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It’s unclear to what extent, but the Chinese internet giant is deploying IBM’s x86 alternative in production. Asia-Pacific Big Data Blades Featured HPC IBMRead More.

IBM Breaks Record in U.S. Patents With Cloud, AI and Health Bets

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Tops the list for the 24th consecutive year Read More.

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IBM’s SoftLayer to Launch OpenPOWER Cloud Servers

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Bare metal offering leverages IBM''s open server chip initiative to expand its cloud services business Read More. Blades Cloud Computing IBM SoftLayer

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Hortonworks Eats IBM — And Loves It

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Big announcement at Dataworks today -- IBM is giving up on Big Insights and partnering with Hortonworks. Then it hits you: Hortonworks, after digesting Microsoft, is now eating IBM. It's a total reversal from the past, when big fish like IBM would eat little fish like Hortonworks. This seems not unexpected and only mildly interesting until you think deeply about it. See my blog post from yesterday for more on this. The tables are turned. Let me explain: Read more.

IBM SoftLayer Brings Melbourne Data Center Online

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Asia-Pacific IBM SoftLayer Located within Digital Realty facility, it is provider''s first data center in Australia Read More.

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IBM Launches Blue Box Private OpenStack Cloud Services on SoftLayer

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Cloud Computing Deals IBMExec says quick port to SoftLayer demonstrates flexibility of the Blue Box technology Read More.

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IBM Stakes POWER8 Claim to SAP Hana Hardware Market

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Big Data Blades IBMLaunches Power Systems optimized for SAP's in-memory database management software Read More.

IBM Rolls Out Enterprise Mac Services for Corporate IT

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IBM has provided these services on a custom basis but is now commercializing them Read More. Apple Enterprise IBM Services

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IBM Adds OpenStack Services, Launches Cloud Data Center in Mumbai

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OpenStack powered by IBM cloud on SoftLayer infrastructure brings OpenStack closer to enterprises. IBM also anounced a new data center in Mumbai, India as part of $1.2bn global data center expansion. Cloud Computing IBM SoftLayer Read More.

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IBM & Cisco Join Security Forces To Fight Cybercrime And The Competition

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I was lucky enough to be invited to IBM's 3rd annual Security Summit in NYC for about 300 of its customers. IBM used the event to showcase a new IBM and Cisco joint security initiative whereby the two will work to integrate their security solutions to better combat advanced threats. Cisco IBM Security & Risk Security and Risk cybercrime cybersecurity

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