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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F5 Networks Bestowed with Cloud Computing Automation Award in VMworld Conference 2014

It was a great recognition for F5 Networks for its commendable contribution in the domain of cloud computing service automation.

f5-networkGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the F5 Networks – the provider of cloud computing automation services for cloud based applications – yesterday on Thursday September 04, 2014 that it received a praiseworthy recognition of “Cloud Automation Award” in the VMworld conference 2014 organized by VMware Company and its cloud computing services partners. This award was bestowed for the great contribution offered by the company in the domain of cloud computing management and automation services.

In the statement, it was further elaborated that this award was decided on the basis of the contribution of the company towards ‘Cloud Management Marketplace’. The final winner was decided on the basis of services or solutions downloads, and the breadth of use of these services in managing the cloud computing services across the globe.

The F5 Network’s plug-in that was the main contributor to winning of this award offers a wide range of actions and workflows that are conformable to BGP-IP applications in the VMware cloud computing ecosystems.

While talking about the VMware cloud ecosystem, the Senior Director, Product Management Division at VMware, Mr. Wayne Greene said, “VMware’s Cloud Management Marketplace is designed to make it even easier for organizations to find and learn about third-party products and technologies, supported by solutions from our extensive vendor and partner community. We have seen our partner ecosystem more than double in the last year with more than 200 solutions available from 60-plus partners. Customers enjoy the ability to extend the management and orchestration capabilities of their deployments, with access to integrated vendor and partner solutions in a one-stop shop. We’re pleased to recognize the F5 Networks Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator with the marketplace’s Cloud Automation award for 2014.”

The statement further informed that the F5 Plug-in offer highly featured tasks for the customers in the domain of cloud computing services automation such as, auto-scaling, patching, automatic system maintenance, and service provisioning and others. This plug-in is also available for downloading from the company’s corporate website at no charges.

Mr. Calvin Rowland, the vice president of business development division at F5 networks, in his official statement said, “Our priority is to make flexible, programmable Software Defined Application Services™ available to organizations regardless of the physical and virtual components they choose for their infrastructures.”

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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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