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IBM to Acquire Red Hat for $34 Billion

by Charles Humble Follow 980 Followers on  Oct 28, 2018

IBM announced this afternoon that it will acquire open-source software company Red Hat for $34 billion, the largest deal IBM has ever done, according to Reuters. The deal will help IBM expand its reach as an enterprise cloud computing provider.

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Quantum Advantage Formally Proved for Short-Depth Quantum Circuits

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 21, 2018

Researchers from IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, the University of Waterloo, Canada, and the Technical University of Munich, Germany, have proved theoretically that quantum computers can solve certain problems faster than classical computers. The algorithm they devised fits the limitations of current quantum computing processors, and an experimental demonstration may come soon.

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IBM Expands Availability Zones and Cloud Capabilities Globally

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 26, 2018

Last week, IBM announced a significant expansion of their cloud capabilities and an increase of the presence of availability zones across the globe. The announcements show the substantial investments IBM makes to compete with Amazon, Microsoft, and Google in the cloud services market.

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IBM Looking for a Quantum "Killer App"

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Apr 17, 2018 4

A first bunch of startups have joined IBM’s Q Network to help explore practical applications of quantum computing for business and science, writes IBM Research director Jeff Welser, looking for a quantum killer app.

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IBM Delivers the First Bare Metal Kubernetes in the Public Cloud

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 23, 2018

IBM offers the industries first bare metal Kubernetes as a managed service. This service will enable developers and data science teams to push containers to a managed service directly on bare metal cloud infrastructure.

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IBM Release IBM Cloud Private, a Hybrid Cloud Computing Platform Using Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry

by Daniel Bryant Follow 804 Followers on  Nov 12, 2017

IBM has released IBM Cloud Private, a platform designed to enable companies to create on-premises cloud capabilities similar to public clouds, with the goal of accelerating "cloud native" application development and supporting modernisation of existing applications running on IBM technology such as WebSphere Liberty, Db2 and MQ. 

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JavaOne Keynote: IBM on OpenJ9 and Open Liberty; Java Community in The Matrix

by Matt Raible Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 23, 2017

The JavaOne Community Keynote started with IBM talking about and demonstrating its latest contributions to open source: OpenJ9, Open Liberty, and MicroProfile. John Duimovich, IBM distinguished engineer, kicked things off with a presentation titled "IBM and Java: Powering the next generation of innovation". After IBM, Stephen Chin took the stage to finish the Java Community Keynote.

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IBM Introduces Open Liberty, an Open Source Runtime for Java Microservices

by Michael Redlich Follow 16 Followers on  Oct 11, 2017

IBM recently introduced Open Liberty, an open source implementation of WebSphere Liberty that supports the latest Eclipse MicroProfile and Java EE APIs. Alasdair Nottingham, WebSphere and Liberty runtime architect at IBM, and Holly Cummins, technical lead of IBM’s Bluemix Garage London, spoke to InfoQ about Open Liberty.

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Microsoft Joining the Race for Quantum Computing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 07, 2017

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft announced a preview of its new quantum computing platform, and unveiled its plans for a topological quantum computer relying on recent advancements in particle physics.

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Microsoft Announces Coco Framework for Enterprise Blockchain Networks

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a new open framework, called Coco, which targets enterprise consortium networks. The framework sits on top of existing blockchain platforms, such as Ethereum, and focuses on improving network throughput, adding new confidentiality models, network policy management and support for non-deterministic transactions.

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IBM and Lightbend Announce Initiative to Build New Platform for Cognitive Development

by Michael Redlich Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 28, 2017

IBM has announced a strategic investment in reactive pioneer and Scala language custodian, Lightbend. The two companies will collaborate to build a new platform for cognitive development. Mark Brewer, CEO at Lightbend spoke exclusively to InfoQ about this collaboration.

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Microsoft Adds Support for Additional Blockchain Protocols in Azure

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 04, 2017

In advance of the Coindesk Consensus 2017 conference, Microsoft announced additional blockchain protocol support in Azure. These new investments include support for more complex blockchain and distributed ledger network deployments, including HyperLedger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum, Chain Core and BlockApps.

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Google, IBM and Lyft Open-Source Microservice Service-Mesh Istio

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  May 27, 2017

Google, IBM and Lyft have open sourced Istio (Greek word for “sail”), a framework for managing, securing and monitoring microservices.

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IBM Unveils Its Most Powerful Quantum Processor Yet for Business and Science

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  May 19, 2017

IBM has announced a new feat in its race towards building ever more powerful quantum processors. Indeed, its new 16 and 17 qubit processors are its most powerful yet, IBM researchers claim.

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IBM Open Sources Their API Microgateway

by Margot Krouwer Follow 5 Followers on  May 02, 2017 1

IBM has recently announced that they’ve open sourced their API Microgateway. This means that any developer/business can now take advantage of this software in their own computing projects at no cost.

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