IBM speeds up cloud access

ibm-officeBiggish Blue has launched new Cloud Object Storage services to speed up how documents get onto clouds.

Writing in his bog Philip Buckellew, general manager of Cloud Object Storage at IBM, said that the new service would speed data transfer and gain ‘instant insights’ from that data.

Through a partnership with Aspera, IBM is previewing the new high-speed data transfer option; it claims that transfer rates are as much as five hundred times faster than standard HTTP/FTP.

“Businesses have moved 100TB of data in 24 hours over a 10Gbps network”, Buckellew wrote in his blog.

Aspera’s direct-to-cloud technology, which protects data in transit, is built into IBM’s Cloud Object Storage.