IBM has collaborated with Lumen Technologies to provide its hybrid cloud services available in any environment — on any cloud, on-premises or at the edge — via IBM Cloud Satellite.
Commenting on the announcement, Shailesh Agarwal, Vice President, Sales & Industry Business Development, IBM India/South Asia said, “Our Hybrid cloud strategy is built on the foundation of giving clients the flexibility to modernize applications in a way that meets their business needs. With the launch of Cloud Satellite, we are strengthening our strategy on Hybrid Cloud and AI, by extending IBM Cloud services to any environment – any public or private cloud, on-premises or at the edge – giving clients in India across industries, including telecommunications, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, and more, access to a consistent and secure set of cloud services – wherever their workload resides. With IBM Cloud Satellite, clients can meet essential data requirements such as data sovereignty and privacy—delivered via the IBM Cloud, the industries most secure and open cloud for business.”
“With the Lumen platform’s broad reach, we are giving our enterprise customers access to IBM Cloud Satellite to help them drive innovation more rapidly at the edge,” said Paul Savill, SVP Enterprise Product Management and Services at Lumen. “Our enterprise customers can now extend IBM Cloud services across Lumen’s robust global network, enabling them to deploy data-heavy edge applications that demand high security and ultra-low latency. By bringing secure and open hybrid cloud capabilities to the edge, our customers can propel their businesses forward and take advantage of the emerging applications of the 4th Industrial Revolution.”
“IBM is working with clients to leverage advanced technologies like edge computing and AI, enabling them to digitally transform with hybrid cloud while keeping data security at the forefront,” said Howard Boville, Head of IBM Hybrid Cloud Platform. “With IBM Cloud Satellite, clients can securely gain the benefits of cloud services anywhere, from the core of the data center to the farthest reaches of the network.”
Lumen Technologies and IBM have integrated IBM Cloud Satellite with the Lumen edge platform to enable clients to harness hybrid cloud services in near real-time and build innovative solutions at the edge.
Customers using the Lumen platform and IBM Cloud Satellite can deploy data-intensive applications like video analytics across highly distributed environments such as offices and retail spaces, and take advantage of infrastructure designed for single-digit millisecond latency.