IBM SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby examines servers at the IBM SoftLayer data center in Dallas, Texas. IBM has committed more than $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global network of cloud data centers. In addition, IBM will begin infusing Power Systems into SoftLayer's cloud offerings this year.
IBM is working to bring its Power Systems set of hardware and software solutions to SoftLayer's cloud services portfolio, IBM says. The company will announce its Power plans as part of its premier cloud-oriented Pulse conference in Las Vegas today. "We'll start with the rollout of Watson, and as Watson heads to the cloud, it will continue to run on Power within the SoftLayer envelope. That will be the first way Power gets delivered," IBM Power Systems General Manager Doug ...
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