Tags: Softlayer

Why cores, memory and GPUs matter in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) world

IBM delivered the first of its POWER9 units to the Oak Ridge National Laboratories back in July 2017. This is a deployment that will take several months to complete. It also began deploying units to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the end of October 2017. These two announcements mean that customers, and that includes IBM’s internal…

Google finally gets a dedicated interconnect

Google has announced Dedicated Interconnect. The solution will allow the company’s biggest customers to connect directly to Google Cloud. The move brings Google in line with AWS, Azure, SoftLayer, OVH and other large players in the cloud market. The only surprise here is that it has taken so long for Google to get its act…

IBM opens four more data centres

IBM has announced the opening of four more data centres under its SoftLayer brand. The announcement boosts IBM’s data centre presence to almost 60 data centres around the globe. Unlike recent announcement that have been US centric, three of these data centres are international. Two of the data centres are located in London, England and…

Equinix completes Verizon data centre deal

Equinix has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 29 Verizon data centres. The deal was originally announced in December. It is an all cash deal worth $3.6 billion. Equinix will take over 1,000 Verizon customers, 600 of whom are new to Equinix. It will be interesting to see just how many of those…

IBM deploys Docker EE on the mainframe

At DockerCon17, IBM has announced it will deploy Docker Enterprise Edition across all its Linux-based systems. This will include Linux on IBM z Systems, LinuxONE and Power Systems. It’s a smart move by IBM and will enable it to deliver on its goal of moving the app to the data rather than the data to…

Comcast direct connects IBM Cloud

Comcast Business is now providing direct connections to IBM Cloud data centres. The move adds IBM to AWS and Microsoft Azure as cloud providers with direct connection to Comcast customers. The company also has direct links to several major data centre providers and cloud exchanges. This includes Equinix, CyrusOne, Digital Reality and CoreSite. The deal…

Will Workday be rising with IBM

Last week Workday announced a seven year Cloud hosting deal with IBM. The news was first broken by the Wall Street journal and commentators have cautiously welcomed it. The timing is interesting with Workday Q2 figures due out on Wednesday. According to Investors.com, Workday is expected to show a growth of 32% in the quarter to $373…

Alder Hey to become a ‘cognitive’ hospital

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has signed a deal to use IBM Watson to create the UK’s first cognitive hospital. This is a multi-year deal with the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre with support from IBM. In June 2015 IBM announced a £313 million deal with the UK Government to support…

IBM provides regional cloud storage for Box Zones

IBM and Box have announced plans to provide local data storage for customers in Europe and Asia. This will be delivered by Box using its Box Zones feature while the files and data will be stored inside regional IBM Cloud locations. According to a statement by John Morris, general manager, IBM Cloud Object Storage: “Organizations…