IBM To Expand Its Cloud Computing Efforts

IBM To Expand Its Cloud Computing EffortsLeading multi-national computer technology IBM has joined the list of companies jostling for position in the cloud computing space. For this purpose, the company would invest $2 billion in India over the next three years.

According to multi-national computer technology, with the proliferation of the mobile Web, the average individual's "information footprint" - the digitization of entertainment, healthcare, security, social networking, retail preferences - will grow from 1 TB (about 50,000 trees cut and printed) per year to more than 16 TB by 2020.

Speaking on this, Shashi B Mal, director, Systems and Technology Group, IBM India/ South Asia said, "As India goes through a radical shift away from the decades-old client/server model to a radically more efficient Internet-style architecture, we have taken a giant leap to address foreseen customer challenges with the new information infrastructure launch. With our future investments and key acquisitions throughout the last 24 months we have cemented our strategy to provide information on demand.”

Shailesh Agarwal, vice-president (Business Systems) Systems & Technology Group - IBM India/South Asia offers, "Infrastructures need to adapt to meet this demand, and in response, IBM today is delivering critical elements for an information infrastructure as part of its New Enterprise Data Center strategy. These elements focus on the availability, compliance and retention, and security pain points for clients as they re-design their data centers."

"More than 30 new and upgraded products and services are being introduced across the IBM portfolio to meet these critical needs. These tools and technology resources which IBM has been developing and amassing, open doors to new industry collaborations, and on demand storage technologies - a key pillar in the emergence of cloud computing."

The company stated that today's infrastructure is not designed to efficiently manage the estimated two billion people who will be on the Web by 2011 nor the expected one trillion connected objects - cars, appliances, cameras, roadways, pipelines - comprising "the Internet of things".

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