IBM has entered into a strategic agreement with Tech Mahindra, in order to develop a platform for the growth 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.
As per the deal, with Tech Mahindra the company will focus on creating 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.
Speaking about the association, Mukul Mathur, Vice President, Global Business Partners and CSI, IBM, said, “Developers today are the kingmakers of the cloud. 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.”
On the other hand, Raju Wadalkar, Chief Technology Officer (Communications Group), Tech Mahindra, said, “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. 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.”
IBM will also be delivering 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.