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IBM Announces New Data Center for Cloud Computing

<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2008/07/28/daily46.html">Triangle Business Journal</a>, <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/01/ibm_cloud_computing/">The Register</a>

Jim Manico

August 1, 2008

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Intel, Yahoo and HP need to make more room in the cloud: IBM is building a $360 million cloud data center facility at its Research Triangle Park campus in North Carolina.The data center will include new technologies and services that will give customers access to its "Blue Cloud," according to the company. IBM is renovating an existing building, which is slated to officially open toward the end of 2009. IBM also announced plans to build a cloud data center in Tokyo, targeting businesses, universities and government agencies in Japan. The Research Triangle Park and Tokyo centers will be linked with IBM?s seven other cloud centers around the world.

Earlier this week, Intel, Yahoo and HP said they're going to build the HP, Intel and Yahoo! Cloud Computing Test Bed (CCT), a network of six data centers for research into cloud computing.Triangle Business Journal, The Register

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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