IBM announced enhancements to its SmartCloud cloud computing solution and highlighted several new customers and partners on the platform.
IBM (NYSE: IBM
) has announced advancements to its
SmartCloud Services and added customers and partners.
IBM said it has seen rapid adoption of its
SmartCloud portfolio as customers and partners move to the cloud. Big Blue
manages massive amounts of data and client transactions in its
environments, including 1 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.
Moreover, customers and partners are
increasingly choosing IBM SmartCloud services, software and hardware to expand
into new markets, enable their mobile workforces and develop enterprise
applications more efficiently, IBM said.
Companies are starting to understand that
cloud is more than just about gaining efficiencies and cost savings; its about
driving the kind of fundamental innovation that provides lasting marketplace
advantage, said Paul Loftus, general manager of IBM Global Technology
Services, in a statement. 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.
For instance, TopCoder
, which maintains a community of
competitive software developers, is moving its global community of more than
400,000 developers to IBM SmartCloud Enterprise.
These developers help
organizations succeed by supporting their entire innovation processfrom
ideation, software engineering and analytics to implementation, testing and support.
TopCoder provides high-quality application development, mobile development,
user experience and graphic design, and big data project work through this
competitive, multidisciplinary, global community of developers.