Infosys strikes partnership to make IBM cloud platform accessible to clients

Infosys strikes partnership to make IBM cloud platform accessible to clients
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3 Mar, 2020

Infosys will leverage the IBM public cloud platform to enable its enterprise clients to accelerate their digital transformation journeys. The Bengaluru headquartered information technology (IT) services firm has entered into a collaboration with IBM to facilitate the same.

The partnership will enable enterprises to transition, modernise and transform their enterprise workloads and applications by tapping into the security, open innovation and enterprise capabilities of IBM Cloud. 

“Enterprises cannot truly succeed at digital transformation without leveraging cloud -- be it transforming processes, expanding into new markets, launching new products, automating operations or elevating customer experience, cloud is the true enabler to complete digital transformation,” Ravi Kumar S, president of Infosys, said in a statement.

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As part of the deal, Infosys will also offer its clients access to the Red Hat portfolio of open source offerings on the IBM public cloud platform, which will help enterprises with the necessary resources and capabilities to accelerate the impact of their cloud-driven digital transformation.

Recently, Infosys launched its seventh cyber defence centre in Indianapolis, Indiana to provide end-to-end, real-time cybersecurity monitoring and protection services to support US businesses in their digital transformation journey. 

“Enterprises, especially (those) in highly-regulated and data-sensitive industries, are worried about privacy, regulatory compliance, security and system downtime as they embark on this transformation journey. Our collaboration with IBM will help enterprises across industries address these concerns and accelerate their digital transformation journey on (the) IBM public cloud (platform,” Kumar added.

The deal makes Infosys the first global system integrator to join the IBM public cloud ecosystem to help bring the Armonk-headquartered IT firm’s public cloud services to clients via service providers.

As part of the programme, Infosys can deploy technical expertise from IBM to support clients’ move to the IBM public cloud platform. IBM will work with Infosys and its clients to speed up efforts such as proof of concepts, running cloud pilots and staffing client innovation centres.

“As businesses today continue to migrate critical workloads to the public cloud, they are also demanding the highest levels of security and control to ensure their data is not compromised. To help clients achieve this balance, we are collaborating with Infosys to provide clients – including those in highly regulated industries – with a seamless path to the IBM public cloud,” Bob Lord, senior vice president of cognitive applications and ecosystems at IBM, said.