Since November, the three leading cloud storage vendors have slashed prices for data storage per month, offering massive discounts for the first terabyte. Amazon Web Services
reduced prices by up to 28% to 9.5 cents, extending reductions to its nine regional centers. Google Cloud Storage
dropped data rates by 30% to 8.5 cents. Microsoft Windows Azure
slashed its prices by 12% to 8.5 cents.
Digital Realty Trust
, the wholesale datacenter provider, has launched a new offering called POD Architecture Services(SM)
to provide design and construction services to companies that own or want to own their own datacenter facility, and would like to leverage Digital Realty Trust's datacenter expertise and resources.
has made available for production StoreGrid Cloud AMI, an online backup "virtual appliance" on Amazon Web Services
The company says that with the StoreGrid Cloud AMI and the Amazon Web Services infrastructure, it is now possible for service providers to offer a scalable, secure and highly redundant online backup service to their small and medium business (SMB) customers without any upfront capital investment in a data center.
The Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) and IBM Korea (NYSE: IBM) today announced the completion of IBM"s mainframe migration project to IBM System z10, which was done to help the bank create an advanced IT environment as the foundation for its new enterprise data center.
IBM Japan (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has signed agreements with the Chiba Bank Ltd, the Daishi Bank Ltd, and the Hokkoku Bank Ltd to build a Call Center System common for the three banks.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled new software that helps midsize companies detect vulnerabilities that can lead to costly security breeches, improve organizational productivity, and secure data while maintaining compliance with mandatory business regulations.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new software and services built upon service oriented architecture (SOA) to help clients redefine and improve their existing business processes. The ability to proactively manage their business processes allows leaders to better align their businesses and make smarter decisions. This can help reduce overall business costs and make a business more responsive to changes in the global marketplace.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced migration services and competitive migration pricing for abandoned HP Identity Center security software customers aimed at helping them benefit from IBM's broad capabilities for securing and efficiently running IT for their business.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an "intelligent dashboard" that will allow clients to view, maintain and adjust the energy consumption, performance, and hardware utilization of their multi-system, virtualized environment -- all in a single view.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Software as a Service (SaaS). Using decision-support tools and implementation assets developed specifically for the SaaS platform, the CoE will assist organizations worldwide in evaluating, implementing, and driving value from SaaS for Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today launched a Global Service Delivery Center based in Egypt and signed agreements with the government to create a nanotechnology research center and develop a services science university curriculum.
Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Industrial Development Agency of Ireland (IDA Ireland) announced an investment of EUR 30 million in a next generation data center at IBM's Technology Campus, Dublin. This new facility, which is fully owned and operated by IBM, will provide a wide range of new and cost effective IT Services for the Irish marketplace. The center will also serve as a global hub for delivering IBM Software to clients in 84 countries worldwide.
The Dutch Ministry of Defense and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have signed an agreement to streamline maintenance and logistics processes within the Royal Navy and to set up a centralized armed forces data management system. IBM will be working with Stork Asset Management Solutions and Ordina on the implementation.
Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and My Virtual Model, Inc. today unveiled a first-of-its-kind 3D visual search and e-commerce capability for Sears.com that will significantly improve and enhance a consumer?s online shopping experience. Sears is the first retailer to apply both a visual search and virtual model to an entire catalogue online.
At SIBOS in Vienna, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new platform to help banks and other financial institutions quickly and confidently integrate multiple streams of market data and conduct transactions with reduced latency in today?s fast moving and volatile economy. The platform ? WebSphere Front Office for Financial Markets V3.0 ? combines technology from IBM?s acquisition of the InfoDyne Corporation, with ultra-low latency messaging technology developed in IBM labs.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a powerful new solution to help organizations slash virtual desktop infrastructure storage requirements by up to 80 percent, allowing them to take advantage of new cloud computing models at significantly reduced costs while increasing energy efficiency.
VMworld - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced two IBM System x servers featuring new six-core processor technology from Intel. The new servers offer exceptional power-efficiency, performance and virtualization capabilities for today's most demanding datacenters.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and eleven higher education institutions in Malaysia today announced their collaboration to establish and develop a multidisciplinary curriculum -- Service Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) -- in joint efforts to nurture experts and specialized human resources as the country moves towards an innovation-led economy.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) announced today a major transformation effort to implement the New Enterprise Data Center (NEDC) strategy -- aimed to address PSBank's increasing business and technology requirements in support of its expanding customer base, as well as product and service portfolio.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Widevine Technologies, today announced they are helping Skynet, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) arm of Penki Kontinentai group, to provide premium TV content to all 25,000 Skynet users in Lithuania.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB) today announced a successfully collaborative effort to implement the IBM Scalable Modular Data Center (SMDC) -- in order to meet the company's technology requirements of its expanding business, while simultaneously saving cost and energy by installing a "green data center."
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new services to help healthcare organizations implement wireless mobility solutions to meet their 21st century objectives towards efficiency and quality. For many facilities, an investment in wireless communications is the first step in achieving a digital "hospital of the future," starting with enhanced communication networks that improve clinician speed and accuracy in decision-making.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. today announced that the companies have signed a services agreement for IBM to manage Godiva's information technology (IT) infrastructure. The five-year agreement was signed on June 24, 2008.
IBM today announced its largest launch ever of new storage hardware, software and services that are the building blocks for the world?s strongest information infrastructure portfolio. The new IBM offerings are designed to enable businesses, governments and other institutions to transform static data managed in silos into more dynamic information that is accessible by individuals wherever they go in a cloud computing environment.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the midmarket (1) findings from the IBM Global CEO Study, the largest study of chief executives ever conducted.