Watson to be Offered as Cloud-Based Application Development Platform – Says IBM

According to the statement by the Big Blue, this platform is going to be very useful for both the developers and those users who are in search for answers and advices on different domains based on the human behaviors. The developers can unleash the power of the Watson cloud platform to understand the nuance of human languages and utilize the data crunching capabilities develop wonderful applications that can set a new direction for both the developers and learners. The company has toned this platform as “IBM Watson Developer’s Cloud”.

Watson-IBMGreatresponder.com — It was announced by the IBM company that its well known computing system based on artificial intelligence is going to be made available through cloud as an application development, testing and serving platform for the developers, startup companies and other businesses to offer applications powered by the Watson platform. This supercomputer was the amazing application based system used in the ‘TV Show Jeopardy’ back in the year 2011 with marvelously successful results.

According to the statement by the Big Blue, this platform is going to be very useful for both the developers and those users who are in search for answers and advices on different domains based on the human behaviors. The developers can unleash the power of the Watson cloud platform to understand the nuance of human languages and utilize the data crunching capabilities develop wonderful applications that can set a new direction for both the developers and learners. The company has toned this platform as “IBM Watson Developer’s Cloud”.

It is further said that IBM would offer the different kinds of capabilities and resources to the developers under this platform; a few of them were – the developer tool kits, access to the interface of ‘Watson’s Application Programing’ and educational materials and others. The developers on this cloud computing based platform, would also be able to get the access to the “IBM Watson Content Store”, which stores the content from the third parties.

The pricing plans and other details were not disclosed by the company as yet – but it is very imperative that the initial schemes would be very reasonable owing the existing fierce competition in the marketplace of cloud computing based services.

This platform would support not only the development, testing and training, and deployment of the applications but will also allow the business people, startups and developers to market and do business through their applications powered by IBM cloud platform.

In the statement, Michael Rhodin, the senior vice president software solutions at IBM, said, “A courageous footstep for the improvement and enhancement in the domain of cognitive computing”, he further added, “this application will be able to set new standards in the domain of education and training”.

Meanwhile, the statement further pointed out that as many as three partners of the company have already developed applications powered by ‘Watson’s cloud platform’ – they will also market the applications very soon.

IBM Invents ‘Green Power Technology’ for Cloud Computing Service Providers

IBMGreatresponder.com – A good news has surfaced this week regarding the latest invention of green power technology in the domain of cloud computing services. According to the press release issued by the Armonk-based company, IBM has developed this prospective technology that enables the cloud computing operators to flexibly distribute their service processing loads intelligently among the underutilized machines in such a way that a substantial amount of energy will be saved with this intelligent technology.

This technology incorporates the most intelligent logic of the power consumption in a certain data center or the cluster of servers, which effectively shifts the loads of the services in such a way that the servers that are underutilized and low powered would be utilized in the most efficient manner. Thus, a huge volume of power will be saved to leave a desirable impact on environmental footprints and on the expenditures caused by enormous power consumption.

It is further explained in the press release that IBM has also received the patent of this technology from the US department of patent & trademarks. The department has issued the patent number-8,549,125 for this green power technology of IMB company.

It has been observed that a huge rise in the power consumption in cloud computing services has occurred during the past few years, and many data centers offering cloud computing based services, are coping with the problem of extra usage of energy due to the under-utilization of server capacities at different intervals of time during the whole day. Thus, a huge burden of wastage of energy is sustained by the cloud hosting providers or operators – but with the help of this technology, these operators would be able to save a substantial amount of energy and subsequently creating a desirable impact on the environment.

This technology functions exactly the same way as the energy companies do by offering different kinds of power consumptions. This technology routes the processing requests to the servers and the other networking equipments that are under-performing and subsequently reducing the consumption of energy. According to Keith Walker, who is also co-inventor of this patent – “We have invented a way for cloud service providers to more efficiently manage their data centers and, as a result, significantly reduce their environmental impact.” He further added that “This system will be very useful and productive for cloud computing and cloud hosting service provider company and data center operators to curtail their power expenditures to the possible minimum levels.”

 

New Cloud Computing Data Center for IBM in China

New cloud computing in China beside other two data centers, also another two in Japan and Singapore. All these data centers is belong to IBM.

New Cloud Computing Data Center For IBM in China
New Cloud Computing Data Center For IBM in China

GreatResponder.com wrote on (2012-03-31): Cloud Computing can be defined as  a device to deliver computer service which shared software, resources, plus info and provided to computers over the network which is look like Internet. The main idea of cloud computing is to centalized services with the data, software, and computation on a published application programming interface (API) over a network. It has a lot of overlap with software as a service (SaaS).

According to Gartner research the differences in how major geographies evolve toward cloud infrastructures services will challenge CIO, IT and sourcing managers. Data center outsourcing spending in North America was $33 billion in 2011, while web hosting and colocation totalled $23 billion. This region has the highest cloud adoption rate, with 60 percent of public cloud services worldwide, and the US hosting market has continued to accelerate the fast innovation and transformation.

Also the study research in Asia shows that that customers in many Asia countries prefer their data to be near them in local data centers because they want to have control over their data. For this reason IBM will build a new cloud computing center in Jilin (China), which will be the third facility for IBM in China, this data center suppose to power digital city and cross industry cloud computing services for north eastern China, and inner Mongolia.

IBM has been significantly expanding in the Asia due to the huge demand for cloud computing services as the spending on data center services in the Asia reached $10 billion in 2011, while web hosting and colocation were $2.5 billion.

IBM has another two cloud computing centers in China one in Hebei, which is considered the largest cloud computing center in Asia, and another one in Jiangsu. Also IBM recently opened two data centers in Japan and a data center in Singapore beside cloud labs in the Asia Pacific region, including China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. The project supposed to open in April 2012, the new China data center will provide comprehensive cloud services and technology portfolio via IBM’s cloud delivery infrastructure. IBM is also partnering with Jilin University on establishing joint R&D organizations. The university will establish a local center in Liaoyuan for graduate students with a focus in computing applications and software.