IBM and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have inaugurated new IBM-IISc Hybrid Cloud lab to advance research in hybrid cloud technologies and drive breakthrough innovations in this area.
Located at the IISc campus in Bengaluru, students and faculty across departments of the institute will work alongside IBM Research scientists to conduct cutting-edge research that can help organizations leverage the true power of the hybrid cloud by enabling faster, seamless, and more secure adoption of hybrid cloud & Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Gargi Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research India said, “The IBM – IISc lab will bring together two leading research organizations in industry and academia to create an ecosystem for Hybrid Cloud research, in India, for India and the world. IISc has a strong record in research areas like Hybrid Cloud, AI, Security, which compliments the expertise of IBM Research, and we are excited to collaborate with IISc to create innovative, industry-relevant solutions. Our Hybrid Cloud platform is Open, and we will jointly develop open-source software that provides interoperability, portability, and security that can be easily accessible to the vast community of developers to accelerate innovation”.
Navakanta Bhat, Dean, Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences, IISc Bengaluru said, “IISc is very grateful to IBM for partnering with us on this ambitious initiative to establish this state-of-the-art lab on campus. We are particularly excited about making the joint research findings open-source and accessible to a wide community which will significantly accelerate innovation in the emerging areas of AI and Hybrid Cloud. Such industry-academia partnerships are key to boosting the impact of research, and we are proud to work together with a technology leader like IBM.”
In addition to IBM’s commitment to foster innovations that enable faster adoption of Hybrid Cloud technology, the lab will take an open-access approach by jointly presenting the research findings in premier conferences, hosting workshops, and releasing open-source material to the community.
The new lab builds on a strong 15-year relationship between IBM Research and IISc on knowledge exchange through guest lectures, collaboration in the form of the open science program, internship opportunities, and more.
IBM Research also sponsors a STEM education program at IISc for secondary school students.