From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesActors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt kiss at their table during the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 27, 2008.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesSinger Katy Perry and husband British actor Russell Brand kiss on the red carpet as they arrive at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2011.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesSinger Keith Urban (L) kisses his wife Nicole Kidman, nominated for best actress in a leading role for "Rabbit Hole," on the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesBritain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, kiss as they stand next to bridesmaids Grace van Cutsem (L) and Margarita Armstrong-Jones (R) on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with other members of the Royal Family, after their wedding in Westminster Abbey, in central London April 29, 2011.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesNewly-weds Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene kiss on the Palace balcony after the civil wedding service in Monaco July 1, 2011.
IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager improves data management feature
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) announced software designed for reducing cost.
The Tivoli Storage Manager 6 will improve scalability and address performance, reduce duplicates, and simplify the overall management data protection infrastructure. As part of IBM's Service Management strategy, Tivoli Storage Manager 6 aims to cut capital expenditures, reducing risks and energy consumption.
General manager Al Zollar of IBM Tivoli in a press release statement says that a Large or small, businesses today are faced with ever-increasing amounts of data and pressures to cut costs. The new features introduced with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6 will help customers manage the explosion of data while maintaining reliable access to important business information. With increased visibility into data growth and enhanced scalability, customers can accommodate increased volumes of data, control the rate of backup data growth and improve efficiency across their storage environments.
In a report from IBM internal studies, a customers can get as much as 300% improvement in backup performance when a Tivoli team ups with IBM's DB2 database software that will surely cut operational costs with improved scalability and performance.
The new software will also offer new reporting and monitoring features with a quick and easy create custom reports flexibility.
The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6 will be available March 27, 2009.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesBET honoree musician Mariah Carey kisses her husband Nick Cannon and their son Moroccan Scott Cannon at the BET Honors in Washington January 14, 2012.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesSinger Kirk Franklin kisses his wife Tammy as he holds his awards for "Best Gospel Album" and Best Gospel Song (Hello Fear) at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesActress Kate Winslet holds her awards for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for "Revolutionary Road" and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for "The Reader'' as her husband-director Sam Mendes kisses her at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2009. Mendes directed "Revolutionary Road".
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesU.S. President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle as they dance at the Eastern Regional Inaugural Ball in Washington January 20, 2009. Obama took power as the first black U.S. president on Tuesday and quickly turned the page on the Bush years, urging Americans to rally to end the worst economic crisis in generations and repair the U.S. image abroad.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesModel Heidi Klum and singer Seal kiss on the red carpet at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesUS actor Michael Douglas kisses his fiancee Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones after the opening of the actor's new cultural center in the village of Valldemossa on the Spanish island of Mallorca March 25, 2000. Douglas, 56, and Zeta-Jones, 31, were married in a lavish ceremony in Manhattan's Plaza Hotel on November 18.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Middleton: Most Famous Celebrity Kisses of All TimesJennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony kiss at the conclusion of their performance at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, California October 23, 2010. The ball benefits The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.
Actors are often known for their on-screen romantic and passionate kisses. However, off-screen, kissing can be an awkward business even if the person is a celebrity.
Author Rene Yasenek once said that kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong with each other.
From Angelina Jolie to Kate Winslet and even Barack Obama, let's take a look at some of the famous celebrity kisses of all times.
Included in our list of famous celebrity lip-locks is the brief kiss between Prince William and Kate Middleton that took place on the Buckingham Palace balcony on the occasion of the royal wedding. The kiss sparked cheers from the already ecstatic crowds, and was repeated during the flypast.
For many of the hundreds of thousands of well-wishers gathered below the famous balcony, the kiss was the royal wedding moment they were waiting for.
Another famous kiss is the one between President Obama and the First Lady Michelle as they dance at the Eastern Regional Inaugural Ball in Washington on Jan 20, 2009.
Start the slideshow to take a look at some of the famous pictures of celebrities kissing: