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IBM is the global leader in cloud computing with an unmatched portfolio of open cloud solutions that unleash business growth and innovation whether you are working in a private, public or hybrid cloud environment. No other company has the ability to bring together unmatched cloud and unique industry expertise as well as the capabilities to help you speed integration and establish control of your cloud and accelerate ROI. IBM has already helped more than 30,000 cloud clients around the world. Today, IBM has more than 100 cloud SaaS solutions, thousands of experts with deep industry knowledge helping clients transform and a network of 40 data centers worldwide. Since 2007, IBM has invested more than $7 billion in 15 acquisitions to accelerate its cloud initiatives and build a high value cloud portfolio. IBM holds 1,560 cloud patents focused on driving innovation. In fact, IBM for the 21st consecutive year topped the annual list of US patent leaders. IBM processes more the 5.5M client transactions daily through IBM's public cloud. IBM expects to achieve $7 billion in annual cloud revenue by 2015. 

Contributions To OpenStack From IBM

IBM has a strong history of supporting open source projects over the past 14+ years across a broad set of technologies and industries. It is with great pride that IBM is also a founding and platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation. Since the time of the foundation launch, IBM has consistently contributed significant resources and investments to enable and grow the success of the OpenStack community and code.

Todd Moore, Director of Open Technologies and Partnership serves on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors.  Over his career, Todd and his team of open source developers have gained insight by working with some of the leading Open Source communities such as the Apache Software Foundation, Linux Foundation, eClipse, OSGi, and more recently Cloud Foundry, Docker, JQuery, and Node.js.

Brad Topol, IBM Distinguished Engineer, leads a cross-IBM team of over 100 OpenStack developers working on development initiatives like Federated Identity, Cloud Auditing, TOSCA/Heat alignment, and Cloud Foundry integration. Brad’s team is also focused on the OpenStack certification process and a major contributor to the OpenStack interoperability tools. Brad is an OpenStack core contributor to Keystone-Specs, Pycadf, and Heat-Translator and has personally contributed to multiple OpenStack projects including Keystone, Pycadf, Heat-Translator, and DevStack.

Follow Todd’s and Brad’s blogs at https://developer.ibm.com/opentech/ .

Products & Services

IBM remains committed to building IBM Cloud offerings on Open Cloud Technologies including OpenStack. Visit the OpenStack Marketplace for information on all IBM Offerings and Services built on OpenStack.

For more information about IBM Cloud offerings, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud.  Learn more about IBM Cloud Servers and Storage Solutions for your private and hybrid cloud infrastructure needs.

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