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Doubling down on hybrid cloud: IBM

As IBM focuses on its open hybrid cloud platform, which represents a $1 trillion market opportunity, a top company executive has said that the tech giant is doubling down on its ecosystem investments in 2021 to support partners and help clients with high-value skills, solutions and expertise that are needed to be competitive and resilient.

New Delhi: As IBM focuses on its open hybrid cloud platform, which represents a $1 trillion market opportunity, a top company executive has said that the tech giant is doubling down on its ecosystem investments in 2021 to support partners and help clients with high-value skills, solutions and expertise that are needed to be competitive and resilient.

Hybrid cloud refers to the combination of public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises IT.

IBM, which relies on the ecosystem to bring scale and innovation to clients, said it has deepened its partnerships with the Indian business partner ecosystem over the decades.

“Over the past year we have further strengthened our relationship with our ecosystem partners like Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Wipro , TCS, HCL, LTI, Persistent Systems and Intellect Design, which are an integral part of our IBM hybrid cloud ecosystem,” Bob Lord, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Ecosystems, Cognitive apps and Blockchain, IBM, told IANS in an interview.

“In fact, many of our major GSIs (global systems integrator) are headquartered in India, with a strong global reach, and a significant part of our $1 billion ecosystem investment will go to these GSI’s to co-create and co-innovate for client success,” he said.

IBM recently announced a $1 billion investment to further develop its hybrid cloud ecosystem — including incentives for third-party software providers to build on the IBM open hybrid cloud platform.

Lord said that the pandemic is a startling reminder about why legacy cloud computing strategies are unsustainable.

“As the shift to the cloud accelerates, businesses face growing interoperability problems, as enterprises seek to securely deploy, run and manage data and applications across a sprawling estate of on-premises, private, and public cloud environments,” he said.

“What these enterprises are clamouring for is the best technology for the job and the freedom to leverage innovation from a host of different providers.”

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