IBM leading the charge into the future of hybrid cloud environments.
Today, IBM unveiled its new Elite Hybrid Cloud Build Team dedicated to accelerating the migration and modernization of ecosystem partner products, services, and other offerings across open hybrid cloud environments.
The elite engagement team consists of over 100 cloud architects, data scientists, cloud developers, security specialists, and developer advocates who work on the agile co-creation of advanced technology solutions for partners and their clients. They advise partners on how they can best accelerate the transition of their products, services, and other offerings to open hybrid cloud environments, including those in some of the most highly-regulated and sensitive industries like financial services and telecommunications.
Typical Hybrid Cloud Build Team engagements have lasted between five and twenty weeks to create an application MVP or prototype, and help enable significant go-to-market opportunities for participating partners. As part of IBM's $1B investment in its ecosystem, the complimentary Hybrid Cloud Build Team helps bring the best ideas from partners to market through proven deep design engagement models like IBM Garage and IBM's design thinking methodology.
The team, which is expected to grow to more than 200 members in 2021, has already participated in over 75 engagements, helping guide partners through strategic, technical and operational considerations to migrate to and build on hybrid cloud environments. In addition to LTI, some of the partners the Build Team has worked with include CitiusTech, Cylera, Intellect Design Arena (case study), KPMG LLP (Canada), Liferay (case study), and PearlChain (case study).
With deep expertise in Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS and many more environments, the IBM Hybrid Cloud Build Team helps its ecosystem partners revamp workloads across all cloud platforms and providers while infusing new technologies like AI, 5G, Kubernetes, blockchain, and edge to optimize business operations and improve client outcomes. This process includes reviewing use of IBM hybrid cloud software, built on Red Hat OpenShift and designed to run anywhere – on premises, at the edge, and on any cloud – to unlock the power of AI for business and maximize partner goals.
A recent IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study that included responses from over 5,000 executives globally across industries found that the adoption of hybrid cloud – the combination of public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises IT – is expected to grow by 47% in the next three years and the average organization will be using six hybrid clouds. The report notes that the value derived from a full hybrid, multicloud platform technology and operating model is 2.5 times the value derived from a single platform, single cloud vendor approach. IBM's Hybrid Cloud Build Team was created to help partners maximize the value of an open hybrid cloud.
"Our goal is to continually improve services and products to help clients derive the potential of digital transformation and open hybrid cloud," said Sudhir Chaturvedi, President-Sales and Executive Board Member, LTI. "IBM's investment in the Hybrid Cloud Build Team, combined with LTI's domain expertise and best-in-class automation and integration capabilities, will bring immense value to our joint customers."
Learn more at https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/cloud