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What's happening at IBM Interconnect 2017

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Posted Monday, March 20, 2017 by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Whats happening at IBM Interconnect 2017
At IBM Interconnect, IBM’s largest cloud computing event of the year, they have announced a whole laundry list of new news items - like client adoption, tech breakthroughs and work they are doing to arm the next gen of cognitive developers. Here's a brief overview on what you might be missing at their latest event:

IBM Cloud announcements


New software and services designed to solve the integration challenge of bringing together enterprise data and applications across on-premises, private and public cloud environments. IBM Cloud Integration allows clients to access and use actionable business data from any source including cloud services, messaging platforms or, application software regardless of the environment in which they reside using easy to discover APIs.

New additions to their family of Cloud Object Storage offerings. IBM Cloud Object Storage Cold Vault give clients new choices for archival data and IBM Cloud Object Storage Flex offers a new pricing model to more easily apply intelligence to unpredictable data patterns using analytics and cognitive tools. Additionally, a partnership with NetApp that connects NetApp’s cloud storage solution with their cloud platform to improve backup storage.

MaaS360 Advisor, a new cognitive assistant delivered through the IBM Cloud, that leverages the capabilities of Watson to aid IT analysts who manage networks of smartphones, tablets, laptops, IoT devices and other endpoints.

Blockchain announcements


The release of the first enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. The service will enable developers to quickly build and host highly secure production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud, and underpinned by IBM LinuxONE, the world’s most secure Linux-only server.

A collaboration with SecureKey Technologies to enable a new digital identity and attribute sharing network based on IBM Blockchain.

Beijing Energy-Blockchain Labs Limited and IBM announce work together on the first blockchain-based green asset management platform based on the open source, openly governed Hyperledger Fabric.

Developer announcements


The launch of the IBM Cloud for Financial Services to offer developers the essential building blocks for the creation of financial services apps on the their cloud platform.

A joint initiative with PlayFab to provide game developers with deeper insights into their players’ behavior. By pairing the Watson Data Platform on IBM Cloud with PlayFab’s backend services for games, developers can utilize the industry’s fastest data ingestion engine with cognitive powered decision support to help improve player experiences and boost engagement.

IBM Bluemix Container Service to fuel the speed and simplicity at which developers can build and manage more secure and cognitive apps. Available on their cloud platform, this service uses Kubernetes, an open-source container orchestration system leveraging a Docker engine.

New cognitive, cloud and data science training initiatives with Galvanize, which will aim to increase the talent pool of cognitive developers and data scientists.

New and expanded capabilities with the Watson Discovery Service. By expanding Watson Discovery Service with new  functionality and introducing Watson Company Profiler, an experimental platform solution built with Watson Discovery.


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