IBM (NYSE: IBM) said that New Zealand application developer and emergency network provider CLOUD M has migrated its emergency alert tools and system to IBM Cloud.
Auckland-based CLOUD M, founded in 2011, develops and manages the cloud-based Alerter emergency communications system. Through an easy to use mobile app, a simple web interface and backend database and distribution system, Alerter enables government agencies, communities and families to broadcast emergency updates in real-time, to help people coordinate responses to avoid harm, and establish recovery plans. Audio and visual alerts can be sent to emails, text addresses, smartphones or social networks.
After encountering increasing reliability and performance issues with its cloud network provider, CLOUD M turned to IBM for assistance through the company´s Global Entrepreneur Program. Through that partnership, CLOUD M learned of and adopted SoftLayer as its Infrastructure as a Service. Since then the company has seen a 50 percent increase in performance for Alerter, from hours to minutes.
CLOUD M is a leader in cloud-based mobile safety apps. Its Blerter system is a social-network style system used by organizations in high-risk industries to keep their workforce safe and engage their sub-contractor supply chain. Its Alerter product is used by government emergency management agencies for enhancing public safety communications.