IBM is building newest cloud computing center at Research Triangular
facility at North Carolina. The new center is going to provide infrastructure and services for customers. IBM is investing $360 million to build this facility. The Aug. 1 announcement comes on the same day that IBM plans to officially open a cloud computing facility in Tokyo. The North Carolina park is going to open in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo, along with group of academic institutions, announced a partnership July 29 that will create six research centers to experiment with the types of hardware, software and data center management needed to create cloud infrastructures.
Cloud computing means Internet (’Cloud’) based development and use of computer technology (’Computing’). The majority of cloud computing infrastructure consists of reliable services delivered through next-generation data centers which is built on compute and storage virtualization technologies. The consumers can access to the cloud for all of their computing need with single point of access and they need not bother about the infrastructure.
The 60,000-square foot facility in North Carolina will use IBM hardware that includes x86- and Power-based servers with IBM’s System z mainframe and a host of other IBM hardware, storage products and management software.
“It’s green by design, so the building has a high degree of recyclable materials and it is very energy efficient,” says Rich Lechner, vice president of Cloud Computing Strategy for IBM. “From a workload perspective, this facility will show IBM using the cloud computing model and the service delivery model to deliver services in a much more scalable and economic fashion to our outsource clients.”
Source: eWeekFiled under Cloud Computing, Hardware | Tags: Cloud Computing, Data Center, Green Technology, IBM, Servers, Storage Virtualization, System z mainframe | 1 Comment