IBM raises cloud prices in 2024, but they vary greatly by region
IBM has decided to increase the prices of all its cloud services starting in 2024. What's striking here is that there are huge differences between different regions for the company's IaaS portfolio.
IBM is raising the prices of its cloud services nearly everywhere as of Jan. 1, 2024. This includ... Read more
Salesforce shares positive second quarter and aims to maintain it through AI
Salesforce is closing the second quarter with positive results. The company is trying to maintain that by betting on AI and creating a new partnership with IBM.
Salesforce had a positive quarter, with revenue up 11 percent from a year earlier. Sales totalled $8.6 billion. Based on these figures... Read more
IBM marries AI platform with as much data as possible: what’s Watsonx?
IBM is offering Watsonx as a platform on which companies can securely work with AI models. Boasting unique features and broad compatibility, it hopes to beat competitors Google, OpenAI and Nvidia, among others. What's Watsonx exactly, what can it do and why should an organization choose IBM's platf... Read more
IBM modernizes mainframe applications with Watsonx Code Assistant for Z
IBM recently introduced its generative AI tool Watsonx Code Assistant for Z. With it, companies can more easily modernize their old mainframe applications written in COBOL, is the thinking.
The new generative AI tool is part of IBM's Watsonx AI and data platform. It is suitable for mainframe env... Read more
IBM expands tape storage capabilities with S3 object storage
IBM is expanding its own DiamondBack tape library with an on-prem S3 object storage archive. This makes more possible in terms of storage using magnetic tapes.
Back in October, it came out with the DiamondBack TS6000, which can house up to 14 tape drives and 1458 cartridges for 28.8 petabytes of... Read more
Will IBM’s analog chip take the AI world by storm?
A team at IBM Research has developed a mixed-signal analog chip suitable for AI workloads. The project is still in the research phase, but it is looking promising. While generative AI currently eats up huge hardware requirements and power consumption, an alternative seems to be emerging - but nobod... Read more
IBM completes Apptio acquisition: more AI solutions and lower cloud costs
IBM is officially acquiring Apptio. IBM intends the deal to expand its offerings of automation and AI solutions for cost management.
IBM's acquisition of Apptio went for $4.6 billion. All required regulatory approvals, are already in, according to IBM.
The deal should benefit Watsonx, an AI... Read more
IBM customers can get their hands on Meta’s LLaMA 2 model
IBM is expanding its enterprise AI platform watsonx with help from Meta. The LLaMA 2 LLM will be available for customers to train AI without having to build their own model. For now, it will only be available to a select group of clients, followed by a broader release. This will make the deployment... Read more
IBM gives z/OS a major AI upgrade with version 3.1
IBM has given its operating system z/OS with version 3.1 a major update with several AI capabilities for its Z-series servers. This gives these many capabilities for AI solutions and applications.
The update to IBM z/OS that has now been implemented is a big one. The version of the IBM operating... Read more
IBM will make cloud carbon emissions transparent
The new tool IBM Cloud Carbon Calculator helps companies track carbon emissions from cloud services.
"Across industries, enterprises are embracing modernization by leveraging hybrid cloud and AI to digitally transform with resiliency, performance, security, and compliance at the forefront, all w... Read more