The month of July was a hot one for much of the country and also at IBM, with technology and solutions annuncements and acquisitions across the board. The announcements made by the company during the month are below. It was very exciting to be in New York this week for the announcement of IBM’s new Z9 mainframe computing system. As I was looking at it on the stage, I was wondering how many buildings it would have taken in 1967, when I joined IBM, to house an equivalent amount of processing power. The complete index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.
List of Announcements for July 2005
CenterPoint Energy and IBM explore BPL technology
CenterPoint Energy has opened a broadband over power line (BPL) technology center in Houston to examine uses of BPL technology for consumers.
IBM and Zend announce integrated PHP solution
IBM and Zend have announced the availability of Zend Core for IBM, the industry’s first integrated solution designed to help developers deploy database applications and services using PHP.
IBM unveils “Cool Blue” datacenter cooling technology
IBM’s “Cool Blue,” or the IBM eServer Rear Door Heat eXchanger as it is officially termed, can use the existing chilled water supply for air conditioning systems to reduce server heat emissions by up to 55 percent.
DTCC selects IBM to transform billing systems
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, a financial services post-trade infrastructure organization, will use IBM software to help transform its legacy billing systems.
Pillar selects IBM for field service and support
Pillar Data Systems, a provider of enterprise storage systems, announced an agreement with IBM Global Services to provide Pillar customers with field service and logistics support.
New services help small businesses reduce inventory costs
IBM’s Express Services for Inventory Management helps SMBs reduce costs associated with inventory excesses or shortages by automatically predetermining how much inventory to stock.
IBM reports 2005 second-quarter results
IBM announced second-quarter 2005 diluted earnings per common share of $1.14 from continuing operations.
IBM to acquire PureEdge Solutions
IBM will integrate PureEdge e-forms into its portfolio of collaboration technology, including IBM Workplace and Lotus offerings.
IBM announces bid for San Diego County project
IBM will team with Accenture and Science Applications International Corporation for the County of San Diego’s seven-year Information Technology and Telecommunications contract.
Dollar Thrifty Auto Group selects IBM systems
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group has replaced an existing infrastructure with IBM eServer p5 570 systems running the AIX operating system.
IBM sees collaboration driving new systems paradigms
IBM detailed new computing systems, initiatives and a planned collaborative community aimed at helping meet the rising demand by businesses to collaborate with each other more efficiently.
IBM introduces new class of open virtualization
The IBM Virtualization Engine 2.0 platform uses open interfaces, virtualization building blocks and Web services to connect server and storage systems.
IBM to form Blade.org community
The community will focus on accelerating the expansion of solutions for BladeCenter, a design co-developed by IBM and Intel.
IBM unveils System z9 mainframe
The IBM System z9 mainframe includes security and virtualization capabilities that enable it to act as the hub in a new era of collaborative computing.
IBM, NetApp target virtualization and blade solutions
The two companies will exploit their synergies by combining IBM’s storage technologies and NetApp V-Series and FAS storage systems into integrated solutions.
IBM delivers ASC Purple milestone demonstration
ASC Purple, a system to be dedicated to a critical security mission, was demonstrated on time and exceeded performance objectives in a recent milestone test.
IBM expands BladeCenter ecosystem
Several companies, including CipherOptics, Cisco, Nominum, QLogic and SANRAD, will introduce new blades and solutions for IBM eServer BladeCenter.
IBM completes acquisition of Isogon Corporation
IBM has completed its acquisition of Isogon Corporation one month after reaching an agreement to purchase the privately held company.