IBM on Tuesday made several announcements, including the launch of a new cloud satellite that it expects will help it provide distributed cloud services to clients.
The Armonk, New York based company also said it has achieved a full cloud service provider (CSP) empanelment from the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY). The empanelment will help IBM serve clients in the Indian public sector, including government agencies at the central and state level in multiple verticals.
In terms of the cloud satellite, IBM said that it would give clients the ability to access its hybrid cloud from any environment(cloud, on-premise or the edge) and would help improve data privacy, data sovereignty for its customers.
“The launch of IBM Cloud Satellite and accreditation enables us to further strengthen our collaboration to bring Cloud & AI to further the technology evolution in India,” Sandip Patel, Managing Director of IBM India said.
The move is expected to help industries such as telecommunications, financial services, healthcare and the government.
As more workloads shift to the edge, the cloud satellite would aid in low latency, with more interoperability via the cloud.
Meanwhile, Lumen Technologies, an edge computer partner for IBM will utilise its proprietary edge compute platform to provide IBM cloud satellite to its clients.
Customers who use the Lumen platform and IBM cloud satellite will be able to deploy data-rich applications in challenging environments, such as running video analytics in distributed places such as offices and retail spaces.
IBM said that it will work with more than 65 ecosystem partners, including the likes of Cisco, Dell and Intel, to help clients run workloads through the IBM cloud satellite.