IBM Accelerates the plan for hybrid cloud development and spin-offs from the market-leading unit for managed infrastructure services

prnewswire | October 08, 2020

IBM announced today it will accelerate its hybrid cloud growth strategy to drive digital transformations for its clients. Additionally, IBM will separate its Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company ("NewCo"). This creates two industry-leading companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value.The separation is expected to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to IBM shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021.

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In today’s digital economy, innovative companies are challenged to stay ahead of relentless change and demand while dealing with limited resources and budget. IT leaders, often plagued with managing traditional IT infrastructures, struggle to respond quickly to new opportunities as they must continually focus on mitigating risk and cutting costs while creating value to the organization. Additionally, long development and deployment cycles hinder the ability to drive innovation and business outcomes critical for corporate growth.

Spotlight

In today’s digital economy, innovative companies are challenged to stay ahead of relentless change and demand while dealing with limited resources and budget. IT leaders, often plagued with managing traditional IT infrastructures, struggle to respond quickly to new opportunities as they must continually focus on mitigating risk and cutting costs while creating value to the organization. Additionally, long development and deployment cycles hinder the ability to drive innovation and business outcomes critical for corporate growth.

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HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

Spectra Logic and iRODS Consortium Partner to Provide Glacier-Like Tier of Storage for Data-Driven Organizations

Spectra Logic | September 26, 2022

Spectra Logic, a global leader in data management and data storage solutions, today announced a collaboration with the iRODS Consortium to create a joint solution built upon Spectra Vail® software, Spectra BlackPearl® S3 storage and the iRODS data management platform. The combined solution enables customers to use industry-standard cloud interfaces for on-premises disk and on-premises glacier* storage with object tape, while unlocking multi-site/multi-cloud capabilities. The iRODS integration with BlackPearl S3 allows organizations to leverage the performance and cost benefits of on-premises glacier storage as disk or tape to access “cold” data and automate workflows, while the integration with Vail provides access to cloud services across multiple clouds. Spectra Vail software and BlackPearl S3 storage have been tested with the iRODS S3 storage resource plugin to fully support the Amazon® S3 abstraction that iRODS delivers. The new functionality is available as part of the iRODS 4.2.11 release. "Organizations that need an on-prem glacier tier will see many benefits with the interoperability between BlackPearl S3 and the iRODS data management platform. “Organizations will be able to take full advantage of on-prem storage and the public, private and hybrid cloud by leveraging the Vail and iRODS integration.” David Feller, Spectra Logic vice president of product management and solutions engineering "The combined Spectra Logic and iRODS solution will enable organizations that rely heavily on tape to archive petabytes of valuable digital data economically and efficiently in a glacier-like tier,” said Terrell Russell, executive director of the iRODS Consortium. “We look forward to a lasting collaboration with Spectra Logic that will help our mutual customers drive innovation and accelerate business results." About the iRODS Consortium The iRODS Consortium is a membership-based organization that guides development and support of iRODS as free open-source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization. The iRODS Consortium provides a production-ready iRODS distribution and iRODS professional integration services, training, and support. The consortium is administered by founding member RENCI, a research institute for applications of cyberinfrastructure located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. About Spectra Logic Spectra Logic develops a full range of Attack Hardened™ data management and data storage solutions for a multi-cloud world. Dedicated solely to data storage innovation for more than 40 years, Spectra Logic helps organizations modernize their IT infrastructures and protect and preserve their data with a broad portfolio of solutions that enable them to manage, migrate, store and preserve business data long-term, along with features to make them ransomware resilient, whether on-premises, in a single cloud, across multiple clouds, or in all locations at once.

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TransUnion Accelerates Cloud-Native Innovation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Red Hat, Inc. | October 19, 2022

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that TransUnion has expanded its global automation capabilities with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to accelerate feature development for customers and migrate to the cloud at scale and velocity. Ansible Automation Platform helps TransUnion consolidate disparate tooling and increase the speed of delivery of new products and services to its customers. TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy by providing a comprehensive picture of each person so they can be reliably and safely represented in the marketplace. TransUnion is a leading presence in more than 30 countries across five continents where they provide solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people. TransUnion has been using Red Hat solutions to modernize its IT infrastructure and improve IT performance and costs for several years. Like many customers, TransUnion is expanding its use of Ansible Automation Platform to address growing demands for automation, including cloud migration and provisioning of on premises and cloud infrastructure. Ansible Automation Platform integrates with platforms that they’re already using, like AWS, so developers can automate right away with the skills they already have. Ansible Automation Platform provides a repeatable way to provision and deploy both middleware and applications right to servers in AWS, with an automation framework that provides a level of governance and compliance, but still enables teams to provision infrastructure in AWS and deploy applications. Red Hat’s expert consultants also worked with TransUnion to facilitate a broader culture of automation by integrating communities of practice, tools and processes and breaking down the silos that frequently exist when extending automation across an organization. IT teams now spend less time on repetitive work and more time on their core responsibilities, and no longer need specialized experts to fully realize the value of automation. Prior to implementing Ansible Automation Platform organization-wide, developer teams in various regions were building bespoke pipelines for automation, using templates that were sparse and duplicated across its ecosystem. With the help of Red Hat Consulting, TransUnion streamlined their underlying automation framework to consolidate tooling and create key template playbooks that are reusable, so teams have a repository of automation content that can be configured in other technical scenarios. As a result, TransUnion shortened its migration pipeline development from months to minutes, reducing the cost of feature development and speeding up the delivery to customers. TransUnion plans to continue expanding its use of Ansible Automation Platform to further consolidate and simplify its modules and frameworks in the cloud. Supporting Quotes “Our customers are operating in increasingly complex IT environments, spanning on-premises datacenters to public and private clouds, that rely on automation to effectively scale. With the organization-wide extension of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, TransUnion can accelerate workloads and migrate to the cloud quicker, allowing them to spend more time innovating and delivering new products to their customers.” Thomas Anderson, vice president, Ansible, Red Hat Vishal Patel, director, GTP, TransUnion As we expand our automation use in our technology and across the organization, achieving organizational alignment and interoperability is top priority for TransUnion. Red Hat has helped us establish a community based framework for a more collaborative culture, with easily shareable and reusable templates that make automation accessible for various IT teams and lower the barrier to automation. Now, developers are freed up to advance broader strategic and organizational goals.” Ryan Searles, vice president, Global Technology, TransUnion “Implementing Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to expand our cloud initiatives enables us to scale and standardize application deployments quickly and efficiently, with consolidated tooling and an underlying foundation for future projects. Now, we can focus on innovation in the cloud, without having to worry about how we’re going to get there.” About Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.

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STORAGE MANAGEMENT, WINDOWS SERVER MANAGEMENT, IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Marvell Announces Industry's Most Comprehensive 3nm Data Infrastructure IP Portfolio

Marvell | October 21, 2022

Marvell Technology, Inc., a leader in data infrastructure semiconductor solutions, today announced a comprehensive 3nm silicon platform to advance its industry-leading products across the cloud data center, carrier, enterprise, and automotive markets. Leveraging Marvell's success in 5nm, which includes the industry's first 5nm Data Processing Unit (DPU) – the OCTEON® 10 platform, this suite of advanced technology enables cutting-edge monolithic and multi-die solutions for its customers in the industry's most advanced process node, delivering the performance, power, and density (size) necessary to meet most demanding infrastructure requirements for compute, next generation 100T Ethernet switching, and 5G Advanced baseband processing. The new 3nm Marvell silicon, which is now in fabrication with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on its 3nm shuttle, is available for new product designs and includes foundational IP building blocks such as long reach SerDes, PCIe Gen6 PHY, and several standards-based die-to-die interconnect technologies for managing data flow across the data infrastructure. This 3nm development follows numerous 5nm solutions from Marvell – in production or development – that span its unrivaled portfolio of electro-optics, switch, PHY, compute, 5G baseband, and storage products, as well as a wide range of custom ASIC programs. Additionally, this IP portfolio is compatible with 2.5D packaging technologies such as TSMC's leading-edge 2.5D Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) and will enable Marvell to develop some of the most advanced multi-die, multi-chiplet systems-in-package (SiP) for its industry-leading infrastructure products and co-development of custom ASIC solutions optimized for some of the most challenging infrastructure use cases, such as machine learning. Silicon Advancing the Cloud With data and internet traffic approximately doubling every two years, cloud service providers, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, and telecommunication carriers are increasingly relying on silicon optimized by semiconductor providers to deliver breakthrough performance and bandwidth while minimizing power consumption, emissions, and cost. Achieving these objectives, particularly for hyperscale cloud providers, requires silicon partners to move quickly to the most advanced process node available to take advantage of the inherent scaling benefits in power, performance, and density. Marvell delivers a wide range of industry-leading standard products for cloud infrastructure including electro-optics, processors, accelerators, optical modules, Ethernet switches, storage controllers and PHY chips, and offers customized products through Marvell's ASIC portfolio. By developing and validating each of the critical IP blocks in silicon early in the availability of the 3nm process, Marvell can significantly accelerate customers' time-to-market while reducing the design risk and verification efforts associated with its complex monolithic or multi-die SoC designs. "Marvell teamed with TSMC to provide our customers with the power to build high-performance, cloud-optimized solutions for the most demanding applications requiring the industry's first 3nm IP on silicon. "The 3nm platform provides advantages for a wide range of solutions, from standard and application-specific SoCs to highly custom chips with unique and innovative designs." Raghib Hussain, President of Products & Technologies at Marvell "TSMC is pleased to collaborate with Marvell in taping out a chip on our 3nm shuttle to validate critical cloud-focused IPs," said Yujun Li, Director of High Performance Computing Business Development at TSMC. "TSMC is looking forward to our continued collaboration with Marvell in the development of leading-edge multi-die SoCs utilizing TSMC's process and packaging technologies." "The cloud will play an outsized role in transforming healthcare, curbing emissions, and taking on other real-world challenges, but only if cloud providers can continue to increase the overall performance and efficiency of their infrastructure," said Alan Weckel, co-founder of the 650 Group. "Marvell's collaboration with TSMC and its strategy of optimizing silicon building blocks for a wide spectrum of devices and applications is poised to play a critical role in allowing cloud providers to fulfill that promise." About Marvell To deliver the data infrastructure technology that connects the world, we're building solutions on the most powerful foundation: our partnerships with our customers. Trusted by the world's leading technology companies for over 25 years, we move, store, process and secure the world's data with semiconductor solutions designed for our customers' current needs and future ambitions. Through a process of deep collaboration and transparency, we're ultimately changing the way tomorrow's enterprise, cloud, automotive, and carrier architectures transform—for the better.

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