IBM unveils Cloud Computing Center in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Sept 24 (UNI) IBM unveiled a Cloud Computing Center here today to provide immediate access to the resources to pilot cloud infrastructures and applications to enterprise customers including mid-market, Universities and Government bodies in India.

It would also deliver new and innovative services to their customers. The center joins other new Cloud Computing Centers opened today in Korea, Vietnam and Brazil. These centers will cater to an increasing demand in emerging markets such as India for Internet-based new computing models and skills, according to a release here.

IBM is already collaborating with partners, government and academia in other emerging countries to facilitate innovation supported by a Cloud infrastructure.

IIT Kanpur Director Prof Sanjay G. Dhande said that " Cloud computing enables server centric virtualization which helps IT ecosystem to achieve smaller footprint, efficient resource utilization and server consolidation. Technology collaboration between IIT Kanpur and IBM India will drive new developments in computing to support academic advancement and economic development in the country." India Software Lab Vice Presidentv Dr Ponani Gopalakrishnan said that " The convergence of personally empowering technologies into the hands of the consumer is fundamentally changing consumer behavior and expectations. Cloud computing offers an answer for many of these needs and allows an organization to further reduce costs through improved utilization, reduced administration and infrastructure costs, and faster deployment cycles." IBM has dedicated more than 200 full time researchers and over 100 million dollars over three years in cloud computing.

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