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IBM Cloud Monthly: Key IBM Cloud Updates in February 2017

Andrew Gravell
IBM Cloud Monthly: Key IBM Cloud Updates in February 2017
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Highlights in February 2017

In a move to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, IBM and VMware announced a strategic partnership designed to help enterprises take better advantage of the cloud’s speed and economics.

Business News

IBM and United Airlines collaborate on enterprise iOS apps ZDNet. February 2nd.  The deal, part of IBM and Apple’s global partnership, will include both market ready and custom iOS apps for United employees. The airline has so far deployed more than 50,000 Apple devices to its workforce. The apps will be integrated with United’s core enterprise processes.

IBM, VMware Team to Advance Hybrid Cloud Adoption  eWeek. February 22nd.  In a move to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, IBM and VMware today announced a strategic partnership designed to help enterprises take better advantage of the cloud’s speed and economics.

Global Watson Headquarters for ‘Cognitive Collaboratories’ Unveiled by IBM Database Trends and Applications. February 27th.  IBM has opened its new global headquarters for the Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business in Munich, Germany, as part of an ecosystem initiative to drive collaborative innovation with clients and partners.

Technology News

AI that knows you’re sick before you do: IBM’s five-year plan to remake healthcare ZDNet. February 1st. A mix of artificial intelligence and custom silicon could help people diagnose themselves with a range of conditions before they show symptoms.

IBM launches cognitive computing hardware unit: Enter the Watson, Power 9 stack ZDNet. February 8th.  IBM is looking to speed up training for Watson, neural networks and machine learning. It’s going to use its research and hardware knowhow as well as the OpenPower ecosystem to do it.

Elementary my dear Watson: IBM brings machine learning to the private cloud  Computer Business Review. February 15th.  Big Blue said that it’s Machine Learning service is the first cognitive platform for creating and training numerous analytical programs to assist in the analysis of massive amounts of data. The product will be capable of creating analytic models that will be compatible with any standard language such as Python or Java, and it will also support machine learning frameworks including Apache SparkML and TensorFlow.

IBM Launches Machine Learning on z System Database Trends and Applications. February 27th. IBM has announced IBM Machine Learning, a cognitive platform for continuously creating, training and deploying a high volume of analytic models in the private cloud. The company has extracted the core machine learning technology from IBM Watson and will initially make it available on the z System mainframe, due to the significant volume of enterprise data stored on these systems.

 


Andrew Gravell
https://1code.blog/gravell

Andrew Gravell is a Microsoft Azure MVP, and an expert on many other cloud platforms such as AWS, VMware, Google, OpenStack and IBM.

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