Persistent Systems joins IBM’s cloud partner ecosystem

Persistent Systems joins IBM’s cloud partner ecosystem
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13 May, 2021

Pune based information technology (IT) services firm Persistent Systems announced it will join IBM’s partner ecosystem to manage and modernise mission-critical workloads across hybrid cloud environments. 

As part of the partner ecosystem, Persistent Systems will use IBM’s Automation Foundation and Cloud Paks for Automation, it said in a statement. 

IBM's partner ecosystem is an initiative to support ecosystem partners to help their clients manage and modernize workloads using IBM solutions. 

Automation Foundation offers artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML), and robotic process automation (RPA) driven hyperautomation solutions to enterprises to resolve challenges and inefficiencies in business and IT processes.  

IBM Cloud Paks for Automation is an AI-powered portfolio that helps customers streamline business processes, automate tasks based on data analysis and improve workflows that run centrally, in networks, and at the edge. Built on Red Hat OpenShift, it offers enterprises a portable, flexible and secured path to optimization by automating business and IT processes to accelerate growth. 

“IBM Cloud Paks for Automation offers ecosystem partners like Persistent the flexibility, security and portability to automate business and IT operations, unlock the true value of their data and accelerate their path to digital acceleration. IBM’s growing ecosystem increases opportunities for customer to tap into the IBM Automation portfolio to streamline operations, increase efficiencies and accelerate revenue growth,” Evaristus Mainsah, general manager, IBM Hybrid Cloud and Edge Ecosystem, IBM, said. 

For nearly a decade, Persistent has been a development, support and deployment partner across the IBM Automation portfolio, including Cloud Pak for Business Automation, RPA, and other network automation solutions. Joining the partner ecosystem would help Persistent further its automation expertise with the Red Hat Center of Excellence, a dedicated unit that unites more than 2,000 containerized software and Kubernetes-trained professionals with over 300 Red Hat-accredited sales and delivery experts, the statement said.  

“Uniting AI together with automation is increasingly critical as the pace of business accelerates. We are proud to work with IBM and our mutual clients to deploy solutions across operations, networks and the edge,” said Jiani Zhang, executive vice president of IBM Alliance Sales, Persistent Systems.