IBM to Extend Its Mainframe Based Cloud Capabilities to CSC Inc Clients

With this collaboration, the CSC clients would be able to benefit from the mainframe infrastructure for the cloud based offerings of IBM Corporation.

CSC and IBM agreementGreatResponder.com  A new collaboration agreement to strengthen the partnership in the domain of cloud computing services and infrastructure sharing, IBM and CSC signed a partnership program. In this new agreement, the CSC clients would be able to leverage the IBM’s mainframe based infrastructure to use multiple cloud based services. The high end cloud infrastructure of IBM well known as IBM Cloud for Z, will help the CSC clients in making the transition to the cloud.

IBM will offer its fully managed cloud based services for Z system, which will create a great value for the clients of CSC Inc.

While elaborating the nature of the services extended by the IBM, it was informed that the collaborative offerings will include software, mainframe hardware, monitoring services, governance and the IBM support. With this agreement, a huge cut in the operational cost for the CSC is being anticipated in the market.

The executive vice president and the general managers of global infrastructure service division at CSC Inc, Mr. Stephen Hilton, in his official statement said, “Many clients are looking for ways to make historically fixed cost more variable to migrate from legacy platforms to modernized applications and to a cloud enabled infrastructure. This new cloud-based service expands our cloud offering and is a natural evolution of our long-standing alliance with IBM.”

It is very important to note that the CSC has been trying to pursue its vision to become a service-enabled enterprise. This partnership with IBM for the highly secure, reliable and reputed cloud infrastructure use would enable the company to be able to pursue its technological vision more easily.

The company wants to achieve flexibility, and greater security of the valuable data and processes of its client while transitioning their processes to the cloud. This need was easily fulfilled by the materialization of this partnership of cloud collaboration.

While talking about the secure cloud infrastructure, IBM said in its official statement, “Since Cloud for z runs on IBM’s enterprise mainframes, the service will also provide CSC clients with greater computing security to reduce operating risks and cut the costs of their computing and IT operations by using a shared infrastructure for the software, server, disk, and the tape requirements”.

This is a win-win deal for both of the partners of this agreement.

GoDaddy Announces New Cloud Services for Small Businesses

The cloud serves and Bitnami powered cloud applications are designed to help the small businesses, tech entrepreneurs, web developers and IT professionals around the globe.

GoDaddyGreatResponder.com  GoDaddy that is the famous web hosting company and asserts to have more than 61 million domain names under its management, now offering its customers a “pay as you go” utility billing package. It will allow clients to construct, test and utilize cloud solutions for GoDaddy’s infrastructure. The traditional business of the company is to enable clients to use site building software like Word Press, but the new shift will offer an environment where customers can build and run any software they like.

“With the launch of Cloud Servers, GoDaddy aims to extend our lead as the number one trusted provider of Cloud Hosting solutions for individual developers and technologists. We’re looking to make it easy for developers, to serve small businesses with the technology they want,” said Jeff King, SVP & GM Hosting, Security at GoDaddy.

As compared to its rivals in the cloud space, GoDaddy will build on its conventional business model of grabbing developers, tech entrepreneurs and small businesses with the new packages. The services will present several features to small businesses that cannot pay for or rationalize to get service presented by the established players in the public cloud market. The company says that virtual instances can be built, tested, cloned and re-provisioned in no time to meet market expectations.

“As a GoDaddy technology partner on Cloud Applications, we’re excited for GoDaddy’s international customer base to take advantage of our capabilities – joining the millions of developers and business users who save time and effort with our library’s consistent, secure and optimized end-user experience. We’re proud to partner with GoDaddy,” says Erica Brescia COO and Cofounder at Bitnami.

The new offers from GoDaddy has apparently been in the works for some time, as the team state the attainment of the public cloud customer division of Apptix for $22.5 million last September. As the Microsoft and Google take steps to get market share away from AWS in the corporate space, GoDaddy is aiming the small business market, a slot that appears to be comparatively unnoticed.

The commencement is the newest example of GoDaddy’s ongoing promise of technology and product expansion with and for the professional developer society. Earlier, GoDaddy publicized GoDaddy Pro, a program that offers free tools and help to designers and developers.

IBM Acquires UStream to Expand Its Cloud based Video Streaming Services

IBM has created a new cloud based video streaming services unit which will help IBM to provide a digital video services platform to the existing customers as well as the  new enterprises.

IBMGreatResponder.com  IBM announces the acquisition of Ustream, which is a cloud-based video streaming service provider. The company provides its services to the organizations and the presenters for the whole thing from business meetings to live music show. The company also streams live and on-demand video to about 80 million audiences each month. It has customers like NASA, Samsung, Facebook, Nike and The Discovery Channel.

The Ustream will connect to the newly created IBM Cloud Video Services unit that coalesces assets from IBM’s R&D labs and planned acquisitions. After the acquisition the IBM will become able to deliver an influential portfolio of video services that spans open API expansion, digital and illustrated analytics, easy management and reliable delivery across global businesses.

“Video has become a first-class data type in business that requires accelerated performance and powerful analytics that allows clients to extract meaningful insights,” said Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud.

“Aligning our expansive video and cloud innovations into an integrated unit will create opportunities for clients to take advantage of this medium in the most strategic way possible,” he added.

“Video is the most powerful and emotional medium,” said Brad Hunstable, CEO, Ustream. “Increasingly it is becoming the favored form of communication, not just for entertainment, but also for business. We’ve built a video platform that is easy-to-use” he said.

The IBM Cloud is bringing together transformational competences into the new Cloud based Video Services unit to help customers across a broad array of industries incorporate video into a premeditated source of data. It will be consist of government services, media & entertainment, education and retail.

The new unit merges assets from Ustream, as well as the recent purchase of Clearleap. It will also make elucidation that will put together technologies from other IBM funds, including Aspera and Cleversafe, as well as IBM R&D advancement.

After uniting these improvements, IBM is making an important Cloud platform that allows customers to effortlessly consume, accumulate and run live and on demand videos. It will also help the company in enhancing its services through analytics, applying privileges management and language capabilities, and distributing them time after time across the world.