IBM launches Software-defined Storage Products

IBM launches Software-defined Storage Products 

IBM(NYSE:IBM) has unveiled a portfolio of software-defined storage products that deliver improved economics. At the same time, they enable organizations to access and process any type of data, on any type of storage device, anywhere in the world.One technology in the portfolio, codenamed “Elastic Storage”, offers unprecedented performance, infinite scale, and is capable of reducing storage costs up to 90 per cent by automatically moving data onto the most economical storage device.

This technology allows enterprises to exploit – not just manage – the exploding growth of data in a variety of forms generated by countless devices, sensors, business processes, and social networks. The new storage software is ideally suited for the most data-intensive applications, which require high-speed access to massive volumes of information – from seismic data processing, risk management and financial analysis, weather modelling, and scientific research, to determining the next best action in real-time retail situations.

“Digital information is growing at such a rapid rate and in such dramatic volumes that traditional storage systems used to house and manage it will eventually run out of runway. Our technology offers the advances in speed, scalability and cost savings that clients require to operate in a world where data is the basis of competitive advantage,” said Sandeep Dutta, Associate Director – IBM Storage Systems, India/South Asia.

Software-defined storage is a set of software capabilities that automatically manage data locally and globally, providing breakthrough speed in data access, easier administration and the ability to scale technology infrastructures quickly and more cost-effectively as data volumes expand…….See More

Wipro Consulting Services joins MCA


Wipro Consulting Services joins MCA

Wipro(NYSE:WIT) has made an announced that the company’s consulting business has been invited to become a member of theManagement Consultancies Association (MCA)

MCA is a representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK. The UK consulting industry is amongst the best in the world and a vital part of the business landscape and MCA’s mission is to promote the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole. Its members comprise around 65 per cent of the UK consulting industry and it upholds extremely stringent entry criteria for membership.

Alexis Samuel, Vice-President & Global Managing Partner, Wipro Consulting Services, Wipro Ltd, said, “MCA is an advocate of high standards and best-in-class service in the management consulting industry, and we are delighted to be invited to join as its member. This validates our leadership position in business technology transformation and recognizes the credibility of our services. It also provides us with an opportunity to play a more active role in shaping the future of the industry.”

Alan Leaman, Chief Executive, MCA, said, “We are delighted that Wipro Consulting Services has joined MCA. Their global footprint, operational expertise and standing in the market will be a huge asset to the Association. Their membership is a signal of growing confidence in the UK consulting industry and support for the MCA as its representative organization.”….See More

IBM’s Vidur Kohli joins Perpetuuiti


IBM's Vidur Kohli joins Perpetuuiti

As per the latest report, Perpetuuiti has announced the appointment of Vidur Kohli as Executive Vice President, Continuity Business to play a leadership role in the firm. Kohli is a senior player in the Business Continuity domain. He brings to the table valuable experience he had as Business Continuity head for IBM India(NYSE:IBM), which involved his being responsible for the business continuity needs for all IBM entities in India including 125,000 IBM employees.

“We are very excited to have Vidur Kohli as a part of the Perpetuuiti team. I am certain that his profound knowledge of continuity business and extensive experience in the field of technology will help him fulfill his role with great expertise. His expertise in BCM, and IT will help influence the growth trajectory that Perpetuuiti is on,” saidRohil Sharma, CEO at Perpetuuiti.

During his senior leadership tenure at IBM, he has held several important roles which include the Head of Learning and Knowledge Development (Chief Learning Officer) for IBM across 140 countries known as the Growth Markets. He was also the CIO for IBM Global Development Center (GDC) in India. Additionally, he has also worked with GE Capital India (also GECIS, now Genpact), and held senior technology positions there, prior to his stint at IBM…See More

IBM revolutionizes Enterprise Mobile Apps Ecosystem

IBM revolutionizes Enterprise Mobile Apps Ecosystem 

Intending to help business leaders accelerate mobile initiatives,IBM(NYSE:IBM) has announced a significant expansion of its IBM MobileFirst Application Development portfolio, new industry-specific IBM Ready Apps, and the opening of 18 new IBM MobileFirst studios around the world. The new offerings will help developers from enterprise and born on the web companies quickly design, deliver and deploy secure mobile apps – preventing data leaks and vulnerabilities – with the same speed and simplicity that consumers have come to expect, at enterprise scale.

“As mobile apps become a primary touchpoint with customers, the stakes run high to delight consumers while the cost of a poor app can be significant to both the brand and bottom line. IBM’s mobile platform, apps and studios are designed to help businesses accelerate the adoption of a mobile strategy for business growth,” said Prashant Sharma, Country Leader, IBM MobileFirst, India/South Asia. 

IBM MobileFirst Application Development portfolio is a complete range of tools for developers to create, deploy and manage mobile apps, on-premise or in the cloud. The IBM portfolio, comprised of IBM Worklight, Cloudant and BlueMix  technologies and services, enables developers to quickly build and deploy mobile apps.

With the new portfolio, IBM has addressed the evolving needs of mobile app developers by redefining the mobile application developer platform. This redefinition includes offering enterprise-grade security and integrated quality assurance, so clients can build better, more secure apps faster…….See More

IBM tackles Big Data Challenges with Open Server Innovation Model

IBM tackles Big Data Challenges with Open Server Innovation Model 

Allowing data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, all built on an open server platform,IBM(NYSE:IBM) has debuted new Power Systems servers. In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers’ proprietary business models, IBM, through the OpenPOWER Foundation, has released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor, inviting collaborators and competitors alike to innovate on the processor and server platform, providing a catalyst for a new innovation.

Built on IBM’s POWER8 technology and designed for an era of Big Data, the new scale-out IBM Power Systems servers culminate in a $2.4-billion investment, three-plus years of development and exploit the innovation of hundreds of IBM patents – underscoring IBM’s singular commitment to providing higher-value, open technologies to clients. The systems are built from the ground up to harness Big Data with the new IBM POWER8 processor, a sliver of silicon that measures just one square inch, which is embedded with more than 4 billion microscopic transistors and more than 11 miles of high-speed copper wiring.

“This is the first truly disruptive advancement in high-end server technology in decades, with radical technology changes and the full support of an open server ecosystem that will seamlessly lead our clients into this world of massive data volumes and complexity,” said Viswanath Ramaswamy, Country Manager , Server Solutions Group, Systems & Technology Group, IBM India/South Asia.

IBM’s POWER architecture is the cornerstone of innovation for the OpenPOWER Foundation……See More

Lava joins hands with IBM Cloud to escalate Business Operations

Lava joins hands with IBM Cloud to escalate Business Operations 

To ensure continuous business operations, manage costs and improve overall resiliency, Lava International Ltd. has selected IBM SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery (VSR) services.

IBM’s SmartCloud VSR services provide world-class automation and cloud tools to help businesses facilitate quicker recovery time and increase reliability of their server recovery. Lava now has a backup option to support its more than 2,000 internal and external users, including top retailers and distributors in India. Lava has signed a ten-year deal to avail cloud services out of IBM’s Bangalore data center. IBM will also perform 24/7 monitoring and management through automation of the hosted infrastructure.

“The need for uninterrupted business operations has become crucial for us to ensure enhanced customer engagement and protect critical business data. IBM’s proven expertise in cloud-based virtual recovery provides us a highly resilient infrastructure that will help us mitigate downtime risks and ultimately ensure that we are able to meet the around-the-clock needs of our customers,” said Virendra Kumar Rai, Vice-President & Head of IT, Lava.  

Lava selected IBM due to its reliability, scalability and proven ability to reduce recovery time by up to 40 per cent. Lava is now able to plan for the wide range of issues that could affect operations. In the event of unexpected downtime, Lava can gain 100-per cent functionality within just an hour, a process that is managed remotely. With competing offering this process would have taken 8–12 hours, greatly impacting the ability to meet the around-the-clock needs of customers. IBM also ensures that Lava can not only provision recovery resources within minutes, but also avoid errors of manual operations…….See More