The High Performance On Demand Solutions (HiPODS) team first distinguished itself in the areas of performance, scalability, capacity planning, and high availability.
HiPODS has evolved to developing innovative, first-of-a-kind solutions to deeply challenging on demand business issues in such areas as:
We know our solutions work, because we use what we sell to manage our own server farm of 1000+ machines. Case in point -- HiPODS has three people to manage our own data center!
Our seven global HiPODS labs serve as gateways for clients to tap into the expertise of IBM's hundreds of software, services, and research labs around the world to bring to our clients IBM's deep business insights, technology know-how, and vast experience of simplifying complex IT implementations.
Today, the HiPODS team can create a project team anywhere in the world in minutes, assign servers and storage for a project in less than an hour, and dynamically install software components. Most importantly, our talent pools can re-use assets developed for one client for hundreds of other global clients. This creates a faster path to innovation for our customers because it allows them to focus on implementing new technologies. rather than worrying about the infrastructure challenges of their projects.
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Willy Chiu, Vice President, High Performance On Demand Solutions (HiPODS)
Dr. Willy Chiu joined IBM as a research staff member 34 years ago at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. Recently, Dr. Chiu led one of the top expert performance and scalability architecture groups with numerous contributions in high-volume Web performance technologies and client wins, such as eBay, Visa, and NY Stock Exchange. Before that he pioneered several new emerging areas for IBM, including IBM's first "digital library" content management project with the world's most treasured collections, including those at the Vatican Library.
Last year, Dr. Chiu's worldwide HiPODS team, across US, China, UK, Korea, Brazil, and India, was recognized by Business Week's feature story in August, 2007 as a model for successful global collaboration, using innovative tools such as Web 2.0 and social networking. The IBM Innovation Factory developed by his HiPODS team was featured in the article. This solution was also adopted by the Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology, as well as China Telecom's Shanghai Research Institute as the platform to help drive innovation throughout their communities.
More recently, Dr. Chiu led a team that worked closely with Google™. The two companies launched a widely publicized joint cloud computing academic initiative. Subsequent to this work, IBM announced the Blue Cloud project, a leading cloud computing solution offering based on the joint work with Google. This new solution was adopted as the platform for the first commercial China Cloud Computing Center for software companies located in Wuxi, China.