Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

IBM Shows off Cloud and Stream Computing

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

IBM Shows off Cloud and Stream Computing

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IBM's research facility in Hawthorne, N.Y includes a sleek client center (also for press) designed to show off the "Fruit of the company's IT learnings and "productized" items. ABA Banking Journal checked out two somewhat recent additions: "cloud computing" and a method IBM refers to as "stream computing"

Cloud, as readers may know, has been garnering ample press over the last 15 months as the must-have IT delivery model for bankers to save bucks and gain control. Loosely, the term refers to using the internet to distribute shared application and infrastructure processing resources to the business user. Like yesterday's "thin client." cloud-based delivery allows an application hosted one place to be used by a business based elsewhere.

On a technical level, cloud delivery can be a marvel, IBM points out.Yet, as a form of virtualization, it requires that vendors provide well-architected components (aspects of applications} and manage IT resources being shared with many other companies in precise, controllable, and secure way. …

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