Topic: ibm

IBM and VMware partner to facilitate on-prem deployments of watsonx

IBM and VMware have expanded their partnership in an effort to help more customers utilize watsonx, which is IBM’s AI solution that is designed to enable companies to implement AI into their applications and services. The companies’ mission is to let companies deploy AI on-prem in the same location as their mission-critical operations. According to … continue reading

IBM releases watsonx Code Assistant for Red Hat Ansible Lightspeed

IBM watsonx Code Assistant for Red Hat Ansible Lightspeed simplifies Ansible Playbook creation with AI-generated content recommendations. It’s designed to enhance IT automation by enabling IT users to create requests through plain English text prompts, from which it generates syntax-correct and contextually relevant content that can be used by the system.  In a pilot program, … continue reading

IBM NS1 Connect enables companies to harness the power of DNS

IBM is introducing an innovative solution called IBM NS1 Connect, set to launch on October 17, 2023. This solution harnesses the power of DNS to provide fast and reliable connectivity for applications and websites globally.  It offers agile connectivity deployment in distributed application environments, and aims to enhance customer experiences, boost revenue, reduce customer churn, … continue reading

IBM releases new capabilities to help customers with compliance in hybrid cloud environments

IBM is expanding its IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center in order to help its customers better protect their data and assess risks in hybrid cloud environments.  According to a survey the company conducted, 77% of business leaders have adopted hybrid cloud, but over half of respondents are concerned about security and think compliance in … continue reading

VMware Explore: IBM expands on partnership, Liquidware CommandCTRL, and Rubrik’s new AI capabilities

VMware’s annual conference, VMware Explore, kicked off today in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event brings together thousands of VMware users and experts, and a number of partners time their announcements to come out at the event. Here are some of the highlights from the event so far:  IBM launches new partner-managed service in its cloud … continue reading

IBM acquires FinOps company Apptio

IBM’s acquisition of Apptio will enable clients to benefit from the synergy between Apptio and IBM, creating opportunities for added volume, according to IBM in a post.  The deal combines Apptio’s leading FinOps solutions, such as ApptioOne, Cloudability, and Targetprocess, with IBM’s automation tools like Turbonomic, AIOps, and Instana. This integration creates a “virtual command … continue reading

IBM and Cloudflare expand partnership to deal with bot-based attacks

The companies have been working together since 2018, when IBM released an application for configuring security solutions, which ran on Cloudflare, called IBM Cloud Internet Services (CIS). “As the threat landscape continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to evolve our offerings to better support our clients in their cyber resiliency journey,” said Nataraj … continue reading

IBM to acquire FinOps company Apptio for US$4.6 billion

To accelerate advancing its IT automation capabilities, IBM today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Apptio, makers of FinOps software, for $4.6 billion. In its announcement, IBM noted that organizations are facing more complexity with public and private clouds and numerous service providers, and are grappling to gain visibility into … continue reading

IBM announces new single frame and rack mount options for z16 and LinuxONE 4

IBM announced new single-frame and rack-mount options for its z16 and LinuxONE 4 mainframe computers launched last year. This will enable customers to better optimize their data centers for flexibility, sustainability, and security. By consolidating Linux workloads onto an IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper 4 rather than running them on x86 servers under comparable conditions and in … continue reading

IBM and EY partner up to drive enterprise sustainability

IBM has announced that it has partnered with the digital transformation consulting firm EY to help organizations incorporate sustainability into their transformation goals. Together they will work on initiatives and offerings to help businesses accelerate sustainability and other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) plans. Some planned offerings include scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions accounting and … continue reading

Enterprise architecture is coming out of its “winter”

Through the years, interest in enterprise architecture has felt like somewhat of a roller coaster, with organizations recognizing its importance one minute and then deciding they don’t need it the next. In a recent episode of ITOps Times’ podcast “Get With IT,” Paul Homan, a distinguished engineer at IBM and the CTO for the industrial … continue reading

Red Hat’s and IBM’s storage businesses merge into single group at IBM

IBM today announced that the Red Hat and IBM Storage business are coming together as a single group within IBM to accelerate innovation in cloud-native, software-defined storage.  The unified group will be responsible for the development and delivery of Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation and Red Hat Ceph Storage and any derivative cloud services offerings. … continue reading

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