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Cloud Computing: IBM invests $400 Million!

This is a massive statement, given that we are looking at a company that has shown us the direction to virtualization and and research powerhorse that constantly thrives for the aggressive (and vital) injection of academic rigour in the consulting business (which also makes a firm like IBM a great place to work for), I must say that this business is about to take off in a big way!

We will do a quick analysis of the market direction where I will explain in detail why Cloud Computing will make the virtualization an essential and yet an irrelevant layer (i terms of which hypervisor) in the GDM-aware data centers. I also will explain in detail how several functional areas from multiple domains (business, IT primarily) will eventually converge to make it a BizBulk (as I've called frequently in my keynotes and speeches).

Anyways, for now here's the news:

IBM has announced a massive expansion of its cloud computing, with plans to create two centres to power the next era of computing.

The company says it will spend $360 million to build its most sophisticated data centre yet in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina – providing businesses with access to immense pools of Internet-scale computing.

The centre will harness high density computing and use virtualisation technology to reduce energy costs by running multiple software applications on the same servers.

It’s all part of IBM’s Project Big Green, aimed at improving energy efficiency in the data centre, and involves renovating a building, re-using 95% of its shell, and creating what Big Blue describes as “one of the most technologically advanced and energy efficient data centres in the world”.

IBM also claims that the centre’s mechanical system design is 50% more efficient than the industry average, resulting in a reduction of approximately 31,799 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Meanwhile, IBM’s new cloud computing centre in Tokyo, Japan – just unveiled – is aimed at large businesses, universities.



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