Information technology major Wipro joined hands with IBM to assist customers for a “seamless and secure” hybrid cloud migration.
The duo has set up a co-innovation centre — Wipro IBM Novus Lounge — at Wipro’s Kodathi campus in Bengaluru. It is a dedicated centre which will offer “a comprehensive suite of solutions leveraging cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and internet of things (IoT) capabilities to foster innovation for enterprises, developers and startups.”
Under this partnership, Wipro will develop hybrid cloud offerings to help businesses migrate, manage and transform mission-critical workloads and applications, with security across public or private cloud and on-premises IT environments.
“As companies across the world continue to drive digital transformation, decision-makers must rethink radically on how to leverage the combined power of data, cloud and open source technologies to become industry leaders,” said Gaurav Sharma, vice president, Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM India.
The partnership will provide customers with remote access to IBM and Red Hat solutions to help them scale their technology investments. Wipro said it will also leverage IBM’s cloud offerings and technologies alongside in-house services to develop industry solutions for clients in banking and financial services, energy and utilities, retail, manufacturing and healthcare space.
“Wipro IBM Novus Lounge will allow us to showcase hybrid multi-cloud and open source solutions even more comprehensively and support our customers’ continuous business transformation journey,” said Ramesh Nagarajan, senior vice president, Cloud Services, Wipro.
Companies around the world have been focussing on technologies such as cloud, AI, ML and IoT as part of digital transformation and to stay relevant in times of changing business environments. According to reports, the global hybrid cloud market, valued at $44.9 Bn in 2018, is estimated to touch $173.3 Bn by 2025 growing at a CAGR of 22.3% during 2019-25.
According to an opinion poll by the World Economic Forum (WEF), compared to global averages, Indian respondents more often say that technology makes personal relationships, society and jobs better. They also show greater trust in climate scientists and international organisations than people in other regions.
India, today, has nearly 600 Mn internet subscribers, which has fueled the technology and internet industry. This makes the country second only to China. Indians download more apps (12.3 Bn in 2018) and spend more time on social media, an average of 17 hours a week, than users in China and the United States.