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Wipro Builds Industry-Focused Big Data Analytics-as-a-Service Platform on IBM Bluemix

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Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced it is delivering analytics-based insights for specific industries with the Data Discovery Platform, its newest big data analytics-as-a-service solution. Built with IBM BigInsights and IBM dashDB and developed on Bluemix, IBM's cloud platform, the solution accelerates insight-driven decision making through pre-built applications for specific industries, such as banking and financial services, retail, energy, education and manufacturing.

In many organizations, internal and external data exist in silos across the company, making it difficult and expensive to collect and analyze. The Data Discovery Platform helps businesses unlock the true value of their structured and unstructured data to deliver insights customized to the customer's industry sector.

Wipro and IBM developers collaborated on the solution which is available in an outcome-based ‘pay-per-insight' cloud delivery model. It has been customized for a number of specific industries and their associated overall processes, including:

IBM Accelerates Hybrid Cloud Adoption By Enabling Channel Partners To Offer VMware Solutions

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IBM today announced that it is helping to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption by providing its channel partners an easy way to sell VMware Cloud Foundation and other VMware-based cloud services. As a part of these new efforts, IBM Business Partners will now be able to offer cloud services, which clients can utilize to quickly extend their existing VMware environments to the IBM Cloud.

IBM Business Partners can now provide a one-stop shop for clients looking to migrate their on-premises VMware platforms to the cloud by providing a portfolio of lifecycle services including planning, architecture, migration and end-to-end management.

IBM is the first to market to bring this offering to channel partners, such as Avnet, BMSIX, Ingram Micro, Tridatum, and Vicom, who are looking to sell these new VMware subscription-based solutions running on the IBM Cloud.
 

VMware Brings Windows Desktops and Apps to IBM Cloud

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VMware is upgrading its Horizon virtual digital workspace portfolio to make desktop-as-service (DaaS) more viable over low-bandwidth networks and for those requiring high performance. The company said it is implementing new protocols and deployment options including several different hyperconverged appliances and support for IBM's SoftLayer Cloud.

The company announced three new additions to its end user computing set of offerings: the new Horizon Cloud Service, Horizon Apps, and Horizon 7.1 desktop and apps delivery platform.  The new offerings take advantage of new protocols VMware has acquired and optimized to boost performance, making it more suitable for various virtual client and app environments, including Microsoft's Skype for Business. These improvements to Horizon are currently rolling out at the technology preview stage, according to VMware.

Rescale Brings New HPC and AI Capabilities to Market via the IBM Cloud

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Rescale, a global leader in cloud high performance computing (HPC), announced today that it has selected IBM Cloud as a preferred cloud computing provider, expanding its global HPC infrastructure network. By running Rescale’s simulation and deep learning platform on the IBM Cloud, engineers, data scientists, CIOs, and IT professionals gain greater global reach, flexibility, and performance for their data and graphics-intensive workloads.

Rescale’s platform provides a software library of over 180+ simulation and machine learning applications that tackle the world’s toughest big data and big compute IT challenges. Now companies can deploy Rescale’s turn-key SaaS platform in any IBM Cloud Data Center worldwide. This also includes running popular deep learning and AI software packages by providing unlimited, pay-as-you-go access to the latest GPUs, enabling organizations to stay on the cutting edge of R&D. Rescale on IBM Cloud enables seamless access and utilization of HPC resources in the cloud, enabling engineers and data scientists to increases efficiency and time to market and providing IT executives increased visibility and control over the full-stack environment.