At the recently concluded, India Cloud Forum, IBM Cloud announces expansion of its Indian footprint. IBM cloud claims to have 55+ cloud centers in 19 countries. There are currently 4,000 different start-ups utilizing on IBM Cloud. IBM runs more than 100 billion transaction a day on IBM systems and offers 160+ cloud services across cognitive, IoT, blockchain, data, etc.
At this year, India Cloud Forum, Kaylan Jewellers Collaborates with IBM to Digitally Transform its Retail Experience: Kalyan Jewellers – one of the leading jewellery groups in India and IBM have teamed up to design and deploy ‘Store-2-Door’, a custom-built mobile app on ‘Bluemix – IBM’s Cloud platform’, for iOS that will digitally transform how the jewellery retailer and its staff engages with customers.
IBM Cloud is changing not just business, but also society. IBM’s cloud is the platform for the next era of business as it can help companies do things never done before. It enables you to make architectural decisions and determines how a company runs – Ginni Rometty, IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO.
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, plans to leverage Watson IoT on IBM Cloud platform for ‘Honda Connect’, the company’s connected car service to digitally transform their customers’ mobility experience.
IBM Cloud is built as one architecture, with three pillars that underscore why the IBM platform is for the new era of business. Our key differentiators are having:
- Enterprise strong because you got to be strong public cloud but designed for industries, choice and consistency, industrialized hybrid and more secure than even on-prem and very solid roadmap and pipeline of innovation for the future. IBM cloud platform delivers the scale and security required by businesses of all sizes. With over 51 data centers present in 20 countries, IBM is one of the few cloud platforms with the largest footprint. IBM hybrid cloud let customers run sensitive workloads on-premises while moving a few applications to the public cloud.
- IBM Cloud offers data-first architecture that doesn’t use customer data stored in the cloud for commercial purposes. IBM Cloud is better at keeping local data local, as required by some countries’ privacy and sovereignty laws. IBM Data first approach has two big tenets to it – one is Data diversity and other is Data control. IBM gives its customers access control, data locality – who is using it, where and how and data isolation.
- To us – Cognitive is not a feature, It is foundational to IBM Cloud and IBM. It is embodied in IBM Watson. Cognitive is not just about looking at the data and understanding it. It is about having all the senses that human beings have– the ability to look at images, we can describe what is inside the image, whether it is melanoma – we can describe it with 95% of accuracy. In speech recognition, Watson is 5.5% accurate which is almost equal to human accuracy.