Wipro, IBM partner to accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud journey, launch innovation centre

Wipro, IBM partner to accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud journey, launch innovation centre
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8 Jun, 2020

Information technology (IT) services firm Wipro has partnered with technology giant IBM to help its enterprise customers accelerate their hybrid cloud journey. 

The companies have also set up a joint innovation centre in Bengaluru, dubbed Wipro IBM Novus Lounge, to build solutions that will leverage cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and the internet of things (IoT) technology platforms, for enterprises, developers and startups, as per a statement.

According to Bengaluru-based Wipro, the hybrid cloud offerings will help its customers migrate, manage and transform mission-critical workloads and applications, across public or private cloud, and on-premise IT environments.

The company will provide remote access to IBM and Red Hat solutions to customers struggling to enable remote working and business continuity, helping them scale their technology investments, the IT services major said.

“We will help customers with their business-first strategy and industrialised solutions approach. The innovation centre will allow us to showcase hybrid multi-cloud and open source solutions while supporting our customers’ continuous business transformation journey,” Ramesh Nagarajan, senior vice president of cloud services at Wipro, said.  

The country’s fourth largest software exporter said that it will leverage IBM Cloud offerings and technologies along with in-house services to develop industry solutions for clients in the banking and financial services, energy and utilities, retail, manufacturing and healthcare space.

“Decision makers must leverage the combined power of data, cloud and open source technologies to become industry leaders. The partnership will provide a secure and scalable platform across hybrid cloud, data and AI, all running on Red Hat OpenShift promoting the journey to cloud and AI,” Gaurav Sharma, vice president for cloud and cognitive software at IBM India, said.

A few days ago, Wipro appointed Capgemini veteran Thierry Delaporte as CEO and managing director, the first foreign-origin CEO at a top tier Indian IT services firm. 

Less than two weeks ago, Wipro rolled out the latest version of its loan origination software solution platform to provide its customers a better digital experience and cut loan cycle time and overall origination costs. 

Last week, Armonk, New York-headquartered IBM leveraged its collaboration with IT services firm Persistent Systems to accelerate the deployment of its Cloud Pak solution, which helps companies move business applications to the cloud faster.