IBM donates cloud computing system to 7 NS institutions

November 28, 2013

IBM will be contributing a multi-million dollar private cloud computing system to a consortium of 7 PSE institutions in Nova Scotia. The system, which will be operational in 2014, is being hosted at Dalhousie University, but will also be accessible to faculty and students at Acadia University, Cape Breton University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia Community College, Saint Mary’s University and St. Francis Xavier University. It will provide the institutions with on-demand access to servers, storage, applications and services, and allow them to “deliver curriculum that reflects the mix of technical and problem-solving skills necessary to prepare students for high-demand careers in analytics.” IBM’s contribution is part of a November 2012 agreement with the NS government, NS Business Inc., and the consortium of PSE institutions to seed analytics skills, locate an IBM services delivery centre, and create up to 500 new highly-skilled jobs by 2020. IBM News Release | Dal News Release