MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.

IBM Offers New Data Center Capabilities

IBM announced on Oct. 9 that it will offer new on-premise data center capabilities such as storing and managing regulatory data with compliance-enabled vaults, and entry-level Cloud Object Storage Systems with the ability to scale to larger configurations. “The new on-premises object storage capabilities are designed to expand use cases for IBM Cloud Object Storage to archives requiring protection against data deletion and modification, and to significantly lower the cost…making initial deployment more attainable without losing the ability to scale up as usage expands,” said Rob McCammon, offering leader of IBM Cloud Object Storage. The new capabilities will be available on Dec. 1.

Intel Dives Into AI Project

Intel announced on Oct. 10 that it joined the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) to enable enhanced framework interoperability for developers that boost efficiency and speed creation of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning models. Intel is participating in a project to provide greater flexibility to the developer community by giving access to the most suitable tools for each AI project and the ability to switch between frameworks and tools.

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