BT has announced the launch of a new service to provide global businesses with direct access to IBM Cloud via the BT network. BT Cloud Connect Direct for IBM offers businesses the benefits of highly predictable, security-rich and reliable network performance when building and deploying critical business applications and data on the IBM Cloud.
With Cloud Connect Direct for IBM, BT customers receive a dedicated, high-performance connection to the IBM Cloud so they can access services, including compute, network and storage infrastructure as well as an extensive catalogue spanning AI, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), data and analytics capabilities. Direct cloud connectivity helps businesses achieve better performance, security and availability compared to connecting over the open internet.
Cloud Connect Direct for IBM is being delivered into IBM Cloud data centers in the UK via IBM Cloud Direct Link, a network service designed to secure and accelerate data transfer between private infrastructure and the public cloud. This will be followed in the coming months with direct connectivity into IBM Cloud data centers in mainland Europe, the US, Australia and Asia, optimizing performance and compliance for customers in those regions. Cloud Connect Direct for IBM will be managed and supported from a single BT-managed service desk, providing proactive management and quality of service….Read More
IBM has announced key clients and partnerships that are fuelling Internet of Things (IoT) innovation in India. This news kicks off IBM’s Genius of Things Summit in Mumbai where more than 200 customers, partners and industry leaders will discuss new ways of doing business and showcase innovative new real-life customer stories that demonstrate how IoT can disrupt the market.
“In today’s hyper connected era, business must be able to make sense of the massive amounts of data being generated to create a safer world, improve consumer experiences and deliver excellence in service. The key to this is Cognitive IoT,” said Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, IBM India/South Asia. “With an unparalleled, growing global ecosystem of over 6,000 clients, 1,400 partners and 750 IoT patents, IBM is uniquely positioned to lead the IoT revolution across industries and help companies in India plug into critical new revenue streams.”Read More
To facilitate enterprises to take better advantage of Cloud, IBM and VMware have inked a strategic partnership. This partnership will help customers to extend their existing workloads, as they are, from their on-premises software-defined data center to the cloud.
“This partnership, an extension of our 14-year plus relationship with IBM, demonstrates a shared vision that will help enterprise customers more quickly and easily embrace the hybrid cloud. Our customers will be able to efficiently and securely deploy their proven software-defined solutions with sophisticated workload automation to take advantage of the flexibility and cost effectiveness of IBM Cloud,” said Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware…For More Details
Verizon is offering its customers a secure and direct connection to the IBM Cloud. With Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect services, users can connect directly to IBM Cloud services through a secure, flexible private link that enables workloads to move seamlessly between clouds. It also gives enterprises the freedom to store data in a variety of settings, including a traditional IT environment, a dedicated on- or off-premises cloud and a shared off-premises cloud, making it easier to scale and meet business requirements…Read more
To transform their IT, enhance organizational collaboration, and provide better services to customers, several small and medium businesses (SMBs) across India have adopted IBM Cloud. SEL Group, Polytech Instruments and Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) will use IBM Connections Cloud, enabling them to significantly reduce operational costs and improve productivity.
“Enterprises, small or large, are harnessing the benefits of cloud computing. They face challenges around reliability, standards, security, and control in truly extending the use of cloud beyond IT. IBM Connections Cloud provides easy-to-access integrated email, social business capabilities and third-party applications along with its enterprise-grade security and control. This will help these SMBs to overcome the challenge of optimizing workforce with minimal IT spend, with client delight in mind,” said Gaurav Sharma, Director, Social Solutions, Smarter Workforce & Internet of Things, IBM India /SA…Read more