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IBM pushes out PureSystems integrated appliances

IBM has ploughed $2bn into developing the PureSystems family of integrated hardware and software, which see it mimic a datacentre strategy already adopted by rivals, though it is aiming for a broader stable of applications

April 11, 2012 by

IBM outlines prototype Holey Optochip

IBM has outlined a prototype optical chipset called Holey Optochip, which can transfer one terabit of information a second. That throughput, assuming the chip eventually scales, could provide a bandwidth boost that alters the supercomputing and datacentre landscape.

March 8, 2012 by

Analysis: Dell gets datacentre networks with Force10

Dell is broadening its portfolio as part of its bid to join Cisco, HP, and IBM et al as a major supplier of a top-to-bottom (or end-to-end as Cisco calls it) supplier to the datacentre, with the acquisition of Force10 Networks, a datacentre switch vendor.After Dell's acquisition of Perot Data Systems in 2009, which brought consultancy services, this move upmarket started in February 2010 with the acquisition of Kace, a small manufacturer of systems management boxes.

July 20, 2011 by

IBM spends $38m on Asian cloud datacentre

IBM will invest in a Singapore-based datacentre to provide a further infrastructure hub for its cloud endeavours.The Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre will support IBM cloud services, IBM announced on Monday.

March 8, 2011 by

Datacentre builds to follow NBN sites: IBM

David Yip, leader of IBM's Site and Facility Services arm, has predicted that first and second release site for the National Broadband Network (NBN) could bring with it new points of presence for datacentre vendors.

December 22, 2010 by

IBM sells fresh air

It's a tough business, selling fresh air but that's what datacentre builders are now doing.Over 70 percent of datacentres are over seven years old, according to IBM, so new datacentre builds need to take account of new technologies and techniques.

December 8, 2010 by

IBM launches cloud centre

IBM has launched a dedicated cloud-services centre in Ehningen, Germany.The datacentre add-on, which will host a range of cloud-geared technology platforms, shares its town with IBM's largest European datacentre.

July 19, 2010 by

More low-energy datacentres reach planning stage

I've noted in a previous blog that no-one has yet appeared to have built the nirvana of data centres: a totally automated, virtualised system where the top level of management is the data centre rather than the server.However, if cutting energy is the end-game, there's a couple of initiatives that are worth noting: according to this story, IBM is reportedly building what's described as one of the greenest datacentres that will use 50 percent less energy than a typical datacentre.

June 4, 2009 by

Cathay Pacific dumps IBM for Unisys

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific will move its core business applications to Unisys' datacentre in the Sydney suburb of Rhodes, after Unisys was awarded the tender previously held by incumbent IBM.Although the airline's passenger reservations, departure control and cargo management applications have been based on Unisys software for more than 20 years, they are currently hosted in an IBM datacentre in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde.

May 12, 2006 by

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