California State Partners with IBM to Implement Cloud Computing Servers for State’s Official Data

The public private partnership between California State and IBM of worth $400 million would transfer the data of more than 400 state agencies into the cloud computing based servers.

IBM Cloud ComputingGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by IBM and the California state government yesterday, that both of the parties are going to establish a partnership based on public private partnership (PPP) scheme to run the data services of different agencies of the state by using the cloud computing servers implemented by the IBM.

In the official statement issued by the both stakeholders, it was informed that this partnership would help the California state to benefit from the power of cloud computing servers offered by Big Blue, the giant provider of cloud based services. It was further elaborated about the partnership that the program will be spread over the span of five years, and the cost of the entire project is estimated at about $400 million. This partnership with the IBM would help more than 400 agencies belonging to state and local administration to transfer their official databases and online services into the cloud computing based servers running in the cloud installations of IBM’s SoftLayer subsidiary.

While elaborating about the kind of data that will be transferred into the cloud computing based servers of IBM, it was informed that the citizen’s data – social security, tax, welfare, and other – of the entire state would be parked in the cloud.

The California state has coined the term “CalCloud” for this entire cloud computing based partnership, which will be fully managed by the dedicated team of IBM Corporation.

In his statement, the senior vice president of IBM Global Technologies, Mr. Erich Clementi said, “Transforming how the State of California delivers technology services is not only more efficient and cost effective, it will spur innovation with cloud capabilities that are open and secure,” he further added that “California is setting an example for other states on how to use cloud technology to improve coordination across agencies and municipalities while reducing the barriers and duplication that can impede the delivery of government services.”

Meanwhile, the project director of CalCloud project, Mr. Neeraj Chauhan, in his statement said, “As our customers share resources, we become more efficient in delivering services and being able to reduce the cost of delivering those services.”

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Tangentia Canada Joins Hands with SoftLayer to Strengthen Cloud Computing Portfolio

A long term partnership of tangentia with IBM has been converted into a strong cloud computing based business relationship with the SoftLayer platform, an IBM cloud company.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the Tangentia Canada yesterday that it is going to extend its long relationship with the IBM into a cloud computing based relationship with IBM’s cloud computing service provider company, the SoftLayer. It was also informed through an official statement that with this partnership with the SoftLayer, Tangentia would be able to expand its cloud portfolios with the IBM subsidiary in the domain of cloud computing services.

“This partnership with the SoftLayer company is initially for only United States and Canada, later it will be extended to other regions of the world,” as maintained by the company through its press release statement. With this partnership, the Tangentia would be in position to offer a wide range of cloud based of SoftLayer to the customers across the USA and Canada. Tangentia would also help customers to accelerate the implementation of the cloud services based on the IBM’s subsidiary. It will also span the SoftLayer based Software as a Service (SaaS) and middleware solutions to the prospective customers.

Meanwhile, the statement also elaborates that the SoftLayer would enhance the cloud computing services’ portfolio of Tangentia by offering the industry grade services to the customers of its partner.

The managing partner at Tangentia Mr. Vijay Thomas, in his statement, said, “Tangentia brings a strong passion for the cloud, that will help IBM middleware and SaaS customers evolve to better meet the needs of an ever-changing world. Tangentia is uniquely positioned to help customers create, identify and capture SoftLayer opportunities based on our development of proprietary cloud offerings like our Tangentia Commerce Gateway (TCG), and deep expertise in IBM software and technologies. Tangentia’s team of more than 50 IBM-dedicated specialists in the United States, Canada & India coupled with our extensive services team, is poised and ready to work with customers to help them leverage the tremendous cloud market opportunity.”

Meanwhile, one of the major Tangentia customers in Canada, Mr. Dominic Leblanc, in his statement maintained that, “We look forward to working with Tangentia as they are our preferred IBM Business Partner to explore how we could take our IBM software stack to the cloud. Tangentia has a proven record of bringing solutions built on software, services and hardware to a global customer base. With the addition of SoftLayer to Tangentia’s portfolio, we look forward to being able to rely on a single reliable partner for end-to-end cloud implementation.”

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IBM to Launch Public Sector Specific Cloud Computing Infrastructure to Expand Business Area

A network of new data centers, robust security mechanism, and the high speed connectivity would provide solid cloud computing infrastructure specially designed for government sector business.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – Another important announcement related to the public sector cloud computing business was made public by the Big Blue yesterday that it is going to start a comprehensive and consolidated cloud computing infrastructure that will be specifically designed for government organizations. This new project is a part of the huge investment – as much as $1.2 billion – of the company to be invested for enhancing the data centers for cloud computing services under the SoftLayer business subsidiary of IBM.

It was further informed in the official statement of the company that the new cloud computing infrastructure would include a series of data centers and high speed internet connectivity between those data centers. The first data center of this series of data centers would be established in the Dallas, TX. According to the statement, the Dallas data center would be online by the June 16, 2014. While the second important data center for government specific services would be established in Ashburn, Virginia; and, it will be online by the fall of this year.

Talking about the features and capabilities of these data centers and connecting network, the statement further informed that the capacity of the government specific data centers would be about 30,000 servers initially; later on, the same would be expanded as per requirements. The speed of the network connectivity would be able to cater as much demand as 2000 gigabytes per second. Both of these data centers would be certified under FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program), and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Both of these certifications are the basic requirements for qualifying the space for government agencies and organizations.

The official statement of the company further elaborated about the expansion of the cloud computing infrastructure of the company that the capacity of the SoftLayer would be doubled by the end of year 2014 with as many as 40 data centers across the five continents of the globe. The targeted countries for these data centers are Mexico, Canada, China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, and the USA.

It is very important to note that many companies, such as – AWS, Mirantis, Google, Azure, and others – are trying hard to get substantial portion of cloud computing business in the public sector.

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