IBM is contributing a multi-million dollar private cloud to a consortium of post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia, Canda. The system, the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, will form a shared computing platform enabling the schools to together create new curriculum and conduct research on big data analytics. The system, to operational in early 2014, is being hosted at Dalhousie University.
IBM’s contribution of this cloud infrastructure is part of a November, 2012 agreement between IBM, the government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business and a consortium of post-secondary education institutions, to seed analytics skills in Nova Scotia, locate an IBM services delivery centre in the province, and create up to 500 new highly skilled jobs by 2020.
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