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July 17, 2014
by sjvn01
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Who should really worry about Apple/IBM? Microsoft

So Apple and IBM are hooking up. It’s a match made in enterprise heaven, bringing together BYOD favorites the iPhone and the iPad with enterprise apps and cloud services from IBM. It’s a win for Apple, which finally gets some … Continue reading

February 24, 2014
by sjvn01
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IBM places billion dollar bet on BlueMix PaaS cloud

IBM believes it’s making a safe bet by opening its middleware stack to its SoftLayer Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)  cloud. They’d better be. Big Blue’s putting a billion dollars on the table. This combination, called BlueMix, also makes use of Cloud Foundry, an … Continue reading

September 17, 2013
by sjvn01
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IBM and Linux: The next billion dollars

On September 17, IBM will announce at LinuxCon 2013 that it will invest $1 billion in new Linux and open-source technologies for its Power Systems servers. This announcement comes 12 years after IBM famously announced that it was backing the … Continue reading

June 12, 2013
by sjvn01
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IBM to bring Linux KVM virtualization to its Power server line

IBM announced on June 11 at the Red Hat Summit in Boston that it will be bringing Linux’s built-in Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) to its Linux-only Power servers. IBM to bring Linux KVM virtualization to its Power server line. More … Continue reading