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IBM builds on its universal quantum computing processors; helps developers, researchers execute experiments on the cloud

IBM announced Wednesday that it has built and tested a universal quantum computing processor, which would be available for use by developers, researchers, and programmers to explore quantum computing using a real quantum processor at no cost via the IBM Cloud. The second is a new prototype of a commercial processor, which will be the core for the first IBM Q early-access commercial systems. Future applications of quantum computing may include business […]

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New IBM Cloud Video now allows enhanced viewer navigation of content

IBM added last week new features to the chaptering capabilities of its IBM Cloud Video enterprise solution that are designed to make it easier for viewers to find specific content in video that interests them. These new chaptering features are particularly useful as companies record longer events, such as employee town halls, conference presentations, webinars and product launches. Viewers can use the new chaptering features to skim longer videos and […]

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RedLock Cloud 360 platform delivers comprehensive cloud infrastructure security with holistic visibility

RedLock debuted Tuesday a cloud infrastructure security offering designed to overcome challenges faced by every modern enterprise. The RedLock Cloud 360 platform features technology that enables organizations to accelerate digital business by managing security and compliance risks across their entire public cloud infrastructure, but without impeding DevOps (i.e. collaboration between software developers and IT operations to automate software delivery). With RedLock Cloud 360, security teams gain a single view of existing and potential risks […]

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Virtustream debuts Enterprise Cloud Connector for VMware vRealize Automation

Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, announced Monday Virtustream Enterprise Cloud Connector for VMware vRealize Automation. With the integration, customers using VMware infrastructure can extend mission-critical applications and workloads to Virtustream Enterprise Cloud. Virtustream, a premier partner in the VMware vCloud Air Network, offers on- and off-premises managed services for both Virtustream Enterprise Cloud and VMware infrastructure, including the planning, migration and management of the environment. […]

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Amazon QuickSight now supports Amazon EMR with new Presto and Apache Spark Connectors

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced last week that it has added two new connectors for Presto and Apache Spark. Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against datasets ranging from gigabytes to petabytes. Like Presto, Apache Spark is an open-source, distributed processing system commonly used for big data workloads. Amazon QuickSight customers can now connect to Presto and Spark (with LDAP authentication enabled) […]

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QCT launches new offerings based on forthcoming Intel Xeon Processor Scalable line

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced plans on Thursday to offer later this year a series of servers equipped with the upcoming Intel Xeon processor Scalable family. QCT will be previewing these preliminary systems at Computex starting May 30, at ISC 2017 on June 19, and via sample solutions by request immediately. The Intel Xeon processor Scalable family will deliver increased performance and scalability compared with previous-generation Intel processor families. With […]

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IBM allows developers to connect data to serverless apps using Bluemix OpenWhisk

IBM announced that it has added new capabilities to Bluemix OpenWhisk, an open serverless computing platforms, to help developers connect event-driven programming into outside data streams. This expansion of OpenWhisk allows developers to expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, making it easier and quicker to build IoT and cognitive solutions. This is enabled by a new API Gateway on Bluemix OpenWhisk, which acts as gatekeeper between an […]

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IBM begins four cloud data centers in U.S. to support growing demand for cognitive capabilities

IBM announced Wednesday opening of four new IBM Cloud data centers in the United States to support growing enterprise demand for cloud infrastructure that can provide access to services like IoT, blockchain, quantum computing and cognitive. The opening of two new facilities in Dallas, Texas, and two new facilities in Washington, D.C., is a key part of IBM’s investment to expand its global cloud footprint in 2017. The new U.S. facilities can help enable companies to […]

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Quali CloudShell 8.0 delivers support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack cloud platforms

Quali, a provider of cloud sandbox software for cloud and DevOps automation, announced Monday general availability of CloudShell 8.0 with second-generation shells which are easier to build and maintain, along with new support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack based cloud platforms. Microsoft Azure is continuing to gain traction as a public cloud platform with a rich developer ecosystem. With the upcoming general availability of Microsoft Azure Stack, it is increasingly […]

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