Monthly Archives: April 2012

Turbotodd

I made it to my first session at IBM Impact 2012 earlier this afternoon here at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Viva Las Vegas.

The session was a stage setter for the rest of the event, and I just HAD to share what I learned with the rest of the world.

Rahul Sahni, a market development advisor with IBM’s AIM and ICS organizations, shared a market view for the Application and Middleware Infrastructure market, which we know is changing underneath our feet.

Rahul’s presentation was excellent, hitting the highlights of both what is shaping the market, and what’s driving some substantial changes in it.

The Economic Shakeout

He set up his presentation with some macroeconomic data: Japan still coming out of recession, Europe still a wildcard with obvious volatility in the south, the US/Canada holding steady in the 3-4% GDP growth range, and the BRIC’s coming in for a…

View original post 888 more words


Welcome fellow Pittsburghers, Vivisimo, to the IBM fold!

Turbotodd

IBM continues to romp and stomp its way through the Big Data space.

Today, it announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo, a leading provider of federated discovery and navigation software that helps organizations access and analyze big data across the enterprise.

Vivisimo is a privately held company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Financial terms were not disclosed.  Of course.

IBM estimates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day from a variety of sources including sensors, social media, and billions of mobile devices around the world, making it difficult for businesses to navigate and analyze it to improve competitiveness, efficiency, and profitability.

IDC estimates the market for big data technology and services will grow at an annual rate of nearly 40 percent to reach $16.9 billion by 2015

That’s where Vivisimo software comes into play. Vivisimo excels in capturing and delivering quality information across the broadest range of data…

View original post 323 more words


OpenStack announcement & #cloudchat today!

Big announcement today about IBM and the OpenStack Foundation. OpenStack enhances the IBM SmartCloud Foundation offerings by expanding support for different hypervisors at the IaaS Cloud layer. It uses standards such as TOSCA and Linked Data to integrate workload optimization and deployment simplification higher in the cloud management stack.

You can learn more about the OpenStack Foundation at http://www.openstack.org.

Today’s #cloudchat (April 12) will discuss the newly announced OpenStack Foundation. Join from 4 to 5 p.m. ET on Twitter. Panelists will be:

  • Rackspace’s VP Business & Corporate Development Mark Collier 
  • IBM’s VP Standards Angel Diaz 

Here is how the #cloudchat works:

  • What: A tweetchat is an online conversation held at a pre-arranged time following a specific hashtag, in this case #cloudchat. You will need a Twitter ID to take part. 
  • When: Thursday, April 12, at 4 p.m. ET, repeating the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. ET. 
  • Where: The chat can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #cloudchat. Alternatively, log on and access the chat on twebevent. A recap will be posted on this blog the following Friday. 
  • Why: To facilitate additional industry dialogue and provide a forum for questions, idea sharing, and problem solving. We want your input on what you’d like to discuss during future chats, so please leave a comment on this post or tweet @ibmcloud with topic ideas. 
  • Who: Anyone and everyone is welcome to join! 

Get more info at http://thoughtsoncloud.com/index.php/2012/04/save-the-date-april-12-cloudchat/

Also check out these articles:

Follow @ibmcloud and @openstack for up-to-the-minute tweets from IBM and OpenStack members.


IBM Technical World for Smarter Computing

IBM Technical World for Smarter Computing 

featuring Cloud, Power Systems and System z 

April 16-19, 2012

San Francisco, CA

http://ibm.co/HsVCha

IBM Technical World for Smarter Computing

Very excited about speaking at this show next week! I will be giving these talks on cloud computing:

  • cBU09 – Birds of a Feather: Cloud and Social Media – Tuesday 10:30 – Franciscan C
  • cBU06 – Planning Your Cloud Education – Wednesday 1:00 – Union Square 1/2
  • cBU07 – An IBM Cloud Offering Decoder – Wednesday 2:30;
    repeat Thursday 9:00 – Union Square 1/2

 I also plan on doing some live social media reporting. Look for my tweets @mirv_pgh.