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IBM Opens Four Cloud Computing Centers
IBM Opens Four Cloud Computing Centers To Meet Growing Demand in Emerging Markets
Sep. 24, 2008 09:47 AM
Vietnam Technology and Telecommunications (VNTT) is a customer of the IBM Cloud Computing Center in Vietnam. "We benefit from this center that provides training, consulting and support," said Nguyen Minh Tan, chief executive officer of VNTT. "Cloud computing brings the competitiveness we need in the local market where our customers expect world-class service from us."
"Cloud computing enables server-centric virtualization, which helps the IT ecosystem to achieve a smaller footprint, efficient resource utilization and server consolidation," said Professor Sanjay G. Dhande, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. "Enterprises are looking at alternate ways to support their dramatically increasing computing needs, one that will allow for massive scalability while providing an energy efficient and resilient infrastructure. Technology collaboration between IIT Kanpur and IBM India will drive new developments in computing to support academic advancement and economic development in India."
IBM has dedicated more than 200 full-time researchers and has announced $100 million investment in cloud computing. A global leader of massive-scale computing initiatives, IBM offers Blue Cloud, a set of hardware, software and services.
"Cloud computing is emerging as a fundamental change in how IT is managed and delivered," said Dr. Willy Chiu, vice president of IBM High Performance On Demand Solutions. "It is a key element of the evolution to a New Enterprise Data Center, and a powerful tool for efficient operations, especially in growth economies."
Most recently, IBM announced new storage hardware, software and services, aimed at meeting the demands of cloud computing. Earlier this year, IBM established Europe's first Cloud Computing Center in Dublin, Ireland, a center in Beijing, China; one in Johannesburg, South Africa; one in Tokyo, Japan and one in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the past year, IBM has provided cloud computing services to clients such as Wuxi City of China; Sogeti, the Local Professional Services Division of Capgemini; the Vietnamese government institutions and universities; iTricity, a utility-based hosting service provider headquartered in the Netherlands; and the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
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