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IBM Buys Blue Box To Bolster OpenStack Offerings
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Brian.Dean
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6/6/2015 | 11:59:49 PM
Re: IBM Increases its Portfolio
In the cloud environment, IBM is cementing their presence by this move. The company is also investing some of its resources into technologies that could (again) change the shape of the economy. IBM's investment in battery technology under the Battery 500 project is a good example. The firm invented the world's first portable computer, it could turn out that the firm manages to create the first car that has a range of 500 miles.
danielcawrey
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6/6/2015 | 2:28:03 AM
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I'm sure OpenStack implementations are not easy to pull off. This is a good move for IBM – make it easier for customers to build off of this cloud platform.

No one can deny that cloud architecture is getting more complex. Now is the time for IBM to make bigger moves in enterprise cloud infrastructure before more nimble upstarts try to take business away from them. 
Charlie Babcock
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6/5/2015 | 3:11:51 PM
IBM's multi-pronged approach
I think this announcement leans toward managed services and familiar services in the form of SaaS as the focus of IBM's effort.
Li Tan
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6/4/2015 | 10:27:36 AM
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Exactly - in cloud computing era, we need some big giants who have the resource to invest in new area to boost the technology evolution. I think IBM made a wise step forward this time.
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6/4/2015 | 8:05:30 AM
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I guess I'm jumping on the band wagon here.  I saw the headline and thought "this is a smart move for IBM"  they are doing a great job of rebranding themselves as a front line IaaS company as well as offering some strong SaaS solutions.  Who and what IBM wants to be has been a little hard to pin down as of late but they have the resources to be a leader in just about any market they choose to tackle so I'm happy to see them getting into one that needs some big players.
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6/4/2015 | 7:31:04 AM
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This, combined with IBM's cost cutting measures by moving data around and offering cheaper storage via mass tape back up, really puts it in a more competitive space with the likes of Amazon. I'm interested to see how it does over the next couple of years. Perhaps IBM will become more of the household name it once was. 
Brian.Dean
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6/4/2015 | 12:07:48 AM
IBM Increases its Portfolio
The demand for IaaS continues to grow. IBM was lagging behind in the IaaS space a few years agoe but, the acquisition of SoftLayer helped IBM to increase its IaaS offering. I guess Blue Box will enable IBM to increase further.


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