The NY Times broke IBM’s embargo this morning by publishing their story on
IBM’s new cloud computing initiatives. I’ve posted the full release
here on CloudBzz.
The diagram below gives a bit of insight into where IBM is today and where
they are heading.
IBM is also updating their collateral with a bit more detail. Here is a
fact sheet for their Smart Business initiative:
Fact sheet: IBM Smart Business
Smart Business is IBM’s commonly branded set of cloud computing offerings
for business. This set of offerings gives clients three choices to deliver
and consume cloud services to drive efficiency, productivity and control.
Smart Business Services – cloud services delivered:
1: Private cloud services, behind your firewall, built by IBM.
2: Standardized services on the IBM cloud
Smart Business Systems – purpose-built infrastructure
3. IBM CloudBurst: Pre-integrated har... (more)
*** DRAFT - UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL JUNE 16, 2009 at 12:01AM ET
Published here after NY Times broke the embargo
IBM Readies Cloud for Business
New Choices to Automate and Simplify IT for Inefficient Business Tasks
ARMONK, NY – JUNE 16, 2009 – IBM today introduced the industry’s first
set of “cloud” services and integrated products for the enterprise. This
will give clients a reliable way to standardize IT functions that are rapidly
becoming too costly or difficult to use.
Based on nearly two years of research and hundreds of client engagements, the
IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio ... (more)
Following Unisys’ recent announcement regarding their cloud computing
strategy (Unisys Moves to Break Through Barriers to Adoption of Cloud
Computing) I had the opportunity to speak with Rich Marcello, president of
Unisys Systems & Technology, and Sam Gross, VP of Unisys Global IT
Outsourcing Solutions. What struck me was the coherence and clarity of their
cloud computing vision as compared to HP or IBM.
Unisys’ strategy bridges public, private and hybrid cloud models, and
includes well-differentiated infrastructure, platform and software as a
service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, and ... (more)
Today RightScale did a webinar on their Cloud Business Intelligence offering
with Talend, Jaspersoft and Vertica. One of the bigger objections to cloud
BI in the past has been security — how can I move all of this mission
critical data to a public insecure cloud?
With Amazon VPC now in the picture, the BI datasets are now as secure at
Amazon as they are in your data center. Why wouldn’t you use the cloud
for your BI needs?
For those of you getting into the Cloud Computing world, the established
hierarchy of the cloud these days is as follows:
SaaS has been around for many years - first known as ASP (application service
provider) in the 1990’s. The most famous has been Salesforce.com’s
CRM/SFA application suite. In fact, any application delivered over the
internet and hosted remotely can be called SaaS - including ADP’s hosted
payroll services, QuickBooks online, and tens of thousands of applications
from thousands of vendors.
PaaS is a relatively new phenomenon, popularized again by Salesforce.co... (more)