IBM has penned a strategic teaming agreement with Tech Mahindra, to build a platform for the development of cloud-based apps for its clients on Bluemix Dedicated, a single-tenant version of Bluemix.
Bluemix runs on SoftLayer cloud infrastructure and combines the strength of IBM’s middleware software with tools from IBM’s partner ecosystem to offer DevOps in the cloud. With access to services and APIs from across the tech industry – including tools in categories such as Watson, open source and third-party tools including services for social, mobile, security and the Internet of Things – Bluemix helps developers speed application deployment from months to minutes.
Through this alliance, IBM will provide an open, flexible cloud environment to enable Tech Mahindra’s developers to build cloud-native and cloud enabled applications with a scalable model. Tech Mahindra will train 5,000 of its own developers on how to build advanced apps on Bluemix for the hybrid cloud, a combination of public, private and on premise environments that link systems of record such as core banking and accounting systems with systems of engagement, such as mobile, situational and social apps.
The engagement will help Tech Mahindra build a skilled workforce who can work on services across a wide range of services including Cloud Migration Services, DevOps and Internet of Things. Tech Mahindra will now be able to develop applications for predictive analytics and that also draw on data from the Internet of Things (IoT) for clients in the automotive and manufacturing industry.
“Many of our clients are increasingly looking to tap into the power of the cloud for its benefits in fostering greater efficiency, innovation, speed and collaboration,” said Raju Wadalkar, CTO(Communications Group), Tech Mahindra. “However, a large number of these companies are taking cautious steps towards cloud adoption due to performance, security, data sovereignty and other concerns. The hybrid approach of IBM Cloud and Bluemix will help us to bridge this gap, giving our clients greater flexibility and control of their data as they design and adopt cloud strategies.”
Bluemix Dedicated runs on private, dedicated servers and hardware in an organization’s preferred IBM cloud center – a network which span over 40 regions across the globe. This approach will not only allows Tech Mahindra to consistently achieve high network performance but will also enable its developers to build and deliver cloud-based solutions to their customer base while maintaining maximum control over where client data resides.
“Developers today are the kingmakers of the cloud,” said Mukul Mathur, Vice President, Global Business Partners and CSI, IBM. “Over the next five years, the number of worldwide developers is expected to grow exponentially, and they must be equipped with the right tools to build the cloud-based apps that different industries and companies will be demanding. Our relationship with Tech Mahindra and its 5,000 developers is a significant step in this direction, as we help to train innovators globally for the era of hybrid cloud.”