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Tech Mahindra partners IBM to build hybrid cloud platform

Livemint :  February 25, 2015

Mumbai: Tech Mahindra Ltd on Tuesday said it has partnered International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) to create a platform on which its developers can build web-based apps for clients. The platform will be built using IBM’s Bluemix Dedicated cloud infrastructure, India’s fifth largest software services firm said in statement.

The company said this will help it consistently achieve high network performance and maintain maximum control over client data.

Bluemix Dedicated runs on private, dedicated servers and hardware in an organization’s preferred IBM cloud centre—a network spanning over 40 regions across the globe.

Tech Mahindra will train 5,000 of its own developers on how to build advanced apps on Bluemix for the hybrid cloud to link core functions like banking and accounting systems with mobile and social apps, using predictive analytics and data linked to the Internet of Things. This will give Tech Mahindra a skilled workforce that can work on services across a range of services.

The partnership will help Tech Mahindra access IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence system, as well as open source and third-party tools including services for social, mobile, security and the Internet of Things, allowing faster deployment of cloud applications on a scalable model to Tech Mahindra’s customers.

“Many of our clients are increasingly looking to tap into the power of the cloud for its benefits in fostering greater efficiency, innovation, speed and collaboration,” said Raju Wadalkar, chief technology officer (communications group), Tech Mahindra.

“However, a large number of these companies are taking cautious steps towards cloud adoption due to performance, security, data sovereignty and other concerns. The hybrid approach of IBM Cloud and Bluemix will help us to bridge this gap, giving our clients greater flexibility and control of their data as they design and adopt cloud strategies,” he added.

On Tuesday, shares of Tech Mahindra closed 0.38% up at Rs2,791.80, while the benchmark Sensex closed 0.01% up at 28,971.82 points.

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