IBM Introduces Intel’s Chip Level Security to SoftLayer Cloud Computing Severs

SoftLayer is the first company in the ‘Cloud Computing Service’ domain to incorporate Intel’s chip based security in its services.

softlayerGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the SoftLayer Company on Monday, September 08, 2014 that it has implemented the most secure and robust security modules based on the Intel’s chips in its cloud computing services. The chip level security of Intel Corporation is based on the most cutting edge technology of the company called as Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). The TXT is the most powerful monitoring and security tool, which will be used in the cloud computing services for the SoftLayer enterprise customers. It was informed in the statement of the company that many companies that require very high level security will be able to get the level of security they are looking for such as, semi government, government and other organizations.

In his official statement, the chief technology officer at SoftLayer Cloud Computing Company, Mr. Marc Jones said, “TXT can offer a “chain-of-trust” from the SoftLayer servers back to an organization’s internal auditing and compliance monitoring processes. TXT also provides a validation that the device hasn’t been tampered with, and that there isn’t any man-in-the-middle spoofing. We can offer a chain-of-trust from the customer’s on-premise environment to the SoftLayer environment.” While talking about the features and capabilities of the TXT technology, Jones added that, “TXT also offers the ability to identify the exact location of a server through geolocational tracking, so the customer can be assured that its cloud server is located where SoftLayer claims it to be. Many government agencies require that their external cloud operations take place within their own jurisdiction. With TXT, I can know where my servers are in the cloud.”

It was further elaborated in the company statement that, the TXT is proven technology in terms of monitoring and security that will be very beneficial for many kinds of organizations such governmental, financial, and healthcare organizations. The chip is incorporated in Xeon processor; it verifies each and every cloud computing service components such as, hypervisor, operating system, and firmware to make sure that they are authentic and secure to be allowed in the cloud computing platform of SoftLayer. This technology is available in different Soft Layer’s bare metal servers such as, Xeon E-5 4600, Xeon E-5 1200-V3, and Xeon E-5 2600-V2. The more processors would be added with other releases.

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IBM to Challenge Microsoft Office Suite’s Dominance through Cloud Computing Based Services

IBM plans to launch LotusLive Symphony through cloud computing platform to challenge the dominance of Microsoft’s Office Suite.

IBM Cloud ComputingGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was hinted out by the Big Blue Corporation in its ‘Lotusphere Conference’ on Monday September 1, 2014 that, it is going to seriously launch its own cloud computing based LotusLive Symphony suite of applications to challenge the control of desktop office software suite of Microsoft Corporation through power of cloud computing services. To substantiate the move, the company invited the CEO of RIM Corporation Jim Balsillie on the display of the suite in PlayBook flat devices.

It was further elaborated at the conference that, in previous display at Baltimore, the PlayBook users were demonstrated the effective use of the Lotus suite based on the cloud computing platform. This will be more effective as the enterprise users are moving toward the cloud computing services and mobile devices such as, Smartphone, laptops and tablets, as maintained in the statement.

This is also important to note that the research company IDC recently predicted that global social market platform will grow over 1.8 billion dollars. According to the Forrester analyst, Mr. Ted Schadler, “IBM and RIM cooperation for the two companies have a strategic significance in the use of cloud computing technology to help sales, marketing, customer service and product development team aspect, IBM ahead of Cisco, Google and Microsoft.”

While talking about the business impact and support of LotusLive Symphony, the company statement said, “The use of cloud computing technology enables LotusLive Symphony to work in many kinds of office software such as, editing documents, e-mails and presentations. LotusLive Symphony support RIM BlackBerry, Apple iOS and Android operating system, and Nokia smart phones. IBM has also upgraded the Lotus Notes electricity Email, Connections file sharing and ‘Lotus Sametime’ instant messaging software in this suite.” The company further maintained that we are confident to help our customers get rid of very expensive Microsoft Office packages through this cloud computing service.

At the same time, the company also informed in the conference that it has increased security of its cloud computing based services to offer reliable and robust services; for that purpose, the company has invested a substantial amount of as much as $42 million in for the data centers in Canada only. This investment is being used for expansion and security of the customer data.

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IBM Launches Watson Based Cloud Computing Platform for Researchers

The researchers in different domains such as, education, medical, financial, business and others would be able to analyze the big data with Watson Discovery Advisor cloud computing platform.

ibm cloud computingGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the IBM’s Watson business division –, which was established few months back – that it has launched a cloud computing based cognitive analysis platform to analyze and deduce the breakthroughs in the field of research and development. This announcement was made public on this weekend though an official statement of the company.

It was further informed in the announcement that, this new cloud computing based platform named as Watson Discovery Advisor is able to help the researcher from different fields who want to analyze the gigantic volumes of data to find out the result pattern for developing the research ideas. This platform is based on IBM Watson, the cognitive application system available through cloud computing platform of the company. This is important to note that IBM started a new business unit for launching Watson based cloud computing service.

While talking about the efficiency and improvements in the capabilities and capacities of the Watson platform, it was told that newly developed cloud computing based service is about 24 times faster, and more than 90% smaller in terms of its size; the overall percentile improvement of the platform stands as much as 2400% higher than its original capabilities.

The senior vice president of the IBM’s Watson Group Division, Mr. Mike Rohdin, in his statement said, “We’re entering an extraordinary age of data-driven discovery. Today’s announcement is a natural extension of Watson’s cognitive computing capability. We’re empowering researchers with a powerful tool which will help increase the impact of investments organizations make in R&D, leading to significant breakthroughs.”

It was further elaborated that Watson Discovery Advisor is very useful for industrial and scientific research to analyze large amounts of previously explored data and create new idea for the research at very fast pace. Many academicians and medical researchers have started deploying this highly features and next generation cognitive cloud computing platform in their respective researches.

In his statement, the principal investigator and professor of molecular and human genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology at Baylor College of Medicine, Mr. Olivier Lichtarge, said, “On average, a scientist might read between one and five research papers on a good day. To put this in perspective with p53, there are over 70,000 papers published on this protein. Even if I’m reading five papers a day, it could take me nearly 38 years to completely understand all of the research already available today on this protein. Watson has demonstrated the potential to accelerate the rate and the quality of breakthrough discoveries.”

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