IBM And Juniper Networks Hoping To Gain Cloud Computing Market Share

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IBM will be unveiling a number of new cloud computing technologies at its CIO Leadership Exchange in Shanghai and its Pulse Conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday with networking giant and Cisco-rival Juniper Networks by its side. We reported last summer that Juniper is doing a good job of making inroads on Cisco’s turf, and this partnership with IBM is a sign of Juniper’s continued strength in the cloud computing sphere, an area where Cisco is also hoping to make its mark.

IBM, through its Blue Cloud Initiative, is rolling out a number of new cloud computing solutions for enterprise users, including joint Juniper Networks and IBM or businesses to install hybrid public-private cloud capabilities across IBM’s 13 “Cloud Labs” spread across the world. The companies have created technology that would allows enterprises to extend their private clouds to remote servers in a secure public cloud at the click of a button. Once the technology is installed in the Cloud Labs, businesses can easily switch clients workloads when resources become constrained.

With cloud computing possibly representing a $42 billion market by 2012, it comes of no surprise that IBM is making some pretty hefty investments in its Blue Cloud Initiative. And the software giant is also seeing some big-name enterprise clients sign onto its cloud computing offerings. Elizabeth Arden, Nexxara, The U.S. Golf Association and Indigo Bio Systems are all using IBM’s services to add cloud computing to their IT infrastructures. TOTVS, a ERP provider in Latin America, is expanding its existing IBM cloud computing system.

Erich Clementi, IBM’s general manager of enterprise initiatives, made this statement professing IBM’s love for cloud computing:

“Enterprise clients need economically compelling solutions that help run their business in smarter ways, while never taking their eyes off security, resiliency and compliance. Cloud computing leverages many of IBM’s core strengths-such as open standards, service management, scalable systems, and excellence in data center operations-and gives clients the opportunity to leverage cloud computing’s considerable cost advantages, while maintaining the highest levels of integrity, responsibility and control.”

IBM also unveiled several new capabilities and services that would help businesses incorporate and maintain cloud computing into their IT infrastructures. The company launched a strategic planning arm, a design implementation service, extra security services, and a service management center for cloud computing, using IBM’s Tivoli software, to help clients deploy and manage clouds.

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    A good move into the right direction.

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    A good move into the right direction.

  • http://www.shawndrewry.com Shawn Drewry

    I think Juniper & IBM are going to make serious xXx $ gUaP $ xXx together in this venture! :-)

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    My own limited experience with cloud computing has not been great. We tried Mosso, from Rackspace, and the main issue we found was that if you need a lot of customisation it becomes really difficult to manage.

    If you have standard needs, it works well, but not if you need very specialised services and configurations.

    Anjali Sen

  • http://smartbabesaresexy.blogspot.com Smart Babes Are Sexy

    My own limited experience with cloud computing has not been great. We tried Mosso, from Rackspace, and the main issue we found was that if you need a lot of customisation it becomes really difficult to manage.

    If you have standard needs, it works well, but not if you need very specialised services and configurations.

    Anjali Sen

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  • http://www.yatna.org NGO

    The venture between IBM and Juniper networks should give a tough task for Cisco in global market.

  • http://www.yatna.org NGO

    The venture between IBM and Juniper networks should give a tough task for Cisco in global market.

  • http://www.thepalermoproject.com/cloud-computing Rahul

    This alliance promises to be a formidable one. In this tough economic environment, there will be a pressure on companies to rationalize costs and IT departments should look at Cloud Computing as an alternate model for hosting their applications. Moreover, cloud computing, when combined with SaaS, could also be interesting for small businesses.

  • http://www.thepalermoproject.com/cloud-computing Rahul

    This alliance promises to be a formidable one. In this tough economic environment, there will be a pressure on companies to rationalize costs and IT departments should look at Cloud Computing as an alternate model for hosting their applications. Moreover, cloud computing, when combined with SaaS, could also be interesting for small businesses.

  • http://www.parascale.com Sajai Krishnan, CEO, ParaScale

    IBM’s offering is going to really help push some of the mainstream into the early-adopter group. It is great validation that cloud computing is here to stay. With an IBM SLAs around security, privacy and latency, more enterprises are going to feel that cloud computing is really usable relative to the Gen1 public cloud services. More on that here http://blog.parascale.com/?p=123. All good :-).

  • http://www.parascale.com Sajai Krishnan, CEO, ParaScale

    IBM’s offering is going to really help push some of the mainstream into the early-adopter group. It is great validation that cloud computing is here to stay. With an IBM SLAs around security, privacy and latency, more enterprises are going to feel that cloud computing is really usable relative to the Gen1 public cloud services. More on that here http://blog.parascale.com/?p=123. All good :-).

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