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Jim Whitehurst touts IBM’s new quantum security, ‘choice’ in cloud

December 1, 2020

Jim Whitehurst touts IBM’s new quantum security, ‘choice’ in cloud

“Our strategic thrust is all about choice,” Whitehurst said, noting that IBM’s cloud packs are designed to run on big cloud servicces providers Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft. IBM bought Red Hat as part of a strategic plan to expand cloud offerings, including “hybrid cloud” which offers a mix of on-site and off-site access to data. “As our reliance on data grows in the era of hybrid cloud and quantum computing capabilities advance, the need for data privacy is becoming even more critical. Appearing on CNBC, Whitehurst said IBM’s quantum offerings announced moments earlier are designed to secure data now from threats in the future. Whitehurst said IBM’s so-called “cloud packs” of services sets the company apart in what IBM has described as a $1 trillion opportunity. The tech giant, which recently won a share of a big cloud contract from the CIA, also has made two acquisitions recently that it says will boost cloud efforts. The new IBM offerings include what it calls Quantum Safety Cryptography Support and Extended IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services.

Article from WRAL Tech Wire.