IBM SoftLayer adds cloud storage service for technical and analytics workloads

IBM’s SoftLayer cloud division has unveiled new services for enterprise customers aimed toward big data applications, including a storage-as-a-service offering with data-management tools included. Available immediately, Elastic Storage on Cloud offers customers access to a totally supported, ready-to-run storage environment, in line with SoftLayer bare metal resources with Elastic Storage and IBM Platform LSF or Platform Symphony workload-management software. The service enables users running high-performance analytics workloads to quickly and simply deploy their...

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IBM Partners With Actifio To Target $100 Billion Cloud Market

IBM sees big opportunity in delivering cloud storage services to special enterprises and Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs). To that end, it’s investing $1.2 billion to spice up its cloud storage services. And as of February 4, IBM is announcing a partnership to deliver a cloud storage service with Waltham, Mass.-based Actifio, a quick-growing provider of so-called copy data management technology that enhances data storage efficiency for enterprises and SMBs. The problem is simple to grasp but hard to resolve. Companies traditionally make separate copies in their critical data...

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IBM Cloud Invention ‘Eliminates Lock-In’

IBM announced a brand new cloud storage invention that gives an interface for users to safely migrate data across multiple clouds, essentially eliminating vendor lock-in within the cloud space. IBM said its clients across all industries, including banks, retailers and government, are embracing cloud computing to drive business innovation and growth, but underlying concerns about security , reliability and vendor lock-in have inhibited widespread cloud adoption. ‘Cloud of clouds’ However, IBM’s patent-pending invention overcomes concerns about data resiliency,...

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IBM trots out secure cloud storage tech, hinting at strategic objectives

IBM is showing off a “patent-pending innovation” which can reassure big companies of the safety of information because it moves from one cloud to a different. It’s a fascinating move. Big Blue may be looking to achieve at the least two strategic feats – promoting its cloud service and distracting from a federal inquiry. In revealing the technology , IBM is suggesting that it’s possible to safely transport data among clouds while also distracting people from that little Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the way in which IBM reports cloud...

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IBM lays plans to be a cloud storage broker

IBM is developing software with the intention to allow organizations to take advantage of multiple cloud storage services interchangeably, reducing dependence on any single cloud vendor and ensuring that data remains available even during service outages. Although the software, called InterCloud Storage (ICStore), continues to be in development, IBM is inviting its customers to check it. Through the years, the corporate will fold the software into its enterprise storage portfolio, where it may back up data to the cloud. The present test iteration requires an IBM Storewize storage system...

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