IBM (News - Alert) recently come forth with an announcement that Capitalonline Data Service Co. (CDS), a Chinese data center provider, just called for its services to help with a project that will deliver cloud services. In the agreement, IBM will be powering CDS' cloud services with its IBM SmartCloud solution. This is just one of many victories that IBM has scored in making a name for itself in the emerging digital market as it helps companies haul their infrastructures into the 21st century.
CDS' CEO, Qu Ning, spoke about the project, saying, “CDS has made a long-term development strategy for cloud, and one of the important aspects of the strategy is to adopt the world's leading cloud computing technologies. IBM is a leading provider of enterprise-class cloud services globally, with a deep understanding of the Chinese market. With this collaboration we will be able to offer organizations superior public cloud services and help them achieve business innovation and transformation.”
Most of the emerging world is still using old-school brick-and-mortar technology that predates what businesses in developed countries are using. One of the deepest struggles that emerging companies have is the incapacity to find and/or fully understand technologies that can help them stay competitive in today's market.
CDS' cloud infrastructure will use a mix of IBM's SmartCloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution hosted within IBM's PureFlex servers.
China isn't the only place that IBM has hopped into. Australia has seen some activity from the company in the City of Greater Geraldton. Over there, IBM is working on a project to make the city carbon-neutral by digitizing its efforts through a modular data center. IBM's design makes the facility one of the most energy-efficient in the country, and it will be able to expand four times its size, providing sufficient scalability for a city with a dream.
In Europe, we see IBM again, working with the Wroclaw University Library in Poland. In its project, it is helping the university digitize almost 800,000 pages of manuscripts, some going back into the medieval period. Up until this point, the public has had little to no access to these documents.
If there's a way to make the emerging world better, IBM is on the case, working European, Australian, and Asian markets to ensure that their IT infrastructures achieve capabilities that were unreachable in the past.