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May 18, 2012

IBM Expands Cloud Capabilities with Advanced SmartCloud Services

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Cloud computing is buzz word today, but some big businesses are holding true to what the name implies.  

IBM (News - Alert) SmartCloud services with advanced features are available for its customers and partners. According to a press release, the company has seen rapid adoption of its SmartCloud portfolio as customers and partners move to the cloud.

IBM’s SmartCloud services include one million enterprise application users working on the IBM Cloud, more than $100 billion in commerce transactions a year in the cloud, and 4.5 million daily client transactions conducted through the IBM Cloud.

These services will allow customers and partners to expand into new markets, enable their mobile workforces and develop enterprise applications more efficiently.

 The CloudIBM is helping improve healthcare delivery in Haiti through its collaboration with 'Colleagues in Care' Global Healthcare Network. IBM SmartCloud also helped volunteers and medical professionals with an online medical knowledge system that includes treatment options, clinical pathways and best practices specific to the situation in Haiti.

According to a press release, IBM SmartCloud helped developers and organizations achieve success by efficiently and effectively supporting their entire innovation process – from ideation, software engineering and analytics to implementation, testing and support.

“Companies are starting to understand that cloud is more than just about gaining efficiencies and cost savings; it's about driving the kind of fundamental innovation that provides lasting marketplace advantage," said Paul Loftus, general manager, IBM Global Technology (News - Alert) Services. "We are helping all kinds of clients manage enterprise applications and processes in the cloud as well as leverage new cloud centric applications while meeting their unique requirements for governance, security and portability."

The company is also launching IBM SmartCloud Archive Essentials, a cost-effective e-mail archiving solution. IBM SmartCloud Archive Essentials offers customers the confidence of knowing their e-mail is archived continuously and securely, while making the data accessible for compliance and e-discovery requirements in the IBM SmartCloud.

Edited by Braden Becker

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