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IBM and HCL join forces to build hybrid cloud solutions

NEW DELHI: IBM Corp and HCL Technologies have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly build hybrid cloud solutions to help enterprises drive their digital transformations.

HCL will use Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform to build applications and solutions in the areas of Unified Service Management and Internet of Things (IoT).

“The 21st Century enterprises are looking for highly flexible and scalable IT/technology solutions that enable them to compete amidst changing market dynamics and customer expectations. IBM’s cloud offerings are based on open platforms and provide enterprise grade security and reliability that are essential for our clients,” said Kalyan Kumar, Senior Vice President and Chief Technologist – ITO, HCL Technologies.

The Unified Service Management offering will help clients manage the most demanding and complex service delivery environments. The IoT solutions will enable clients to collect and exchange data from a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity.

“Cloud has become the new normal in helping companies digitally transform their business operations. It is imperative that enterprises adapt their strategies to align with this shift. As HCL gears its clients toward digital transformations, IBM Cloud will play an instrumental role as part of its open hybrid cloud technologies, solutions and services,” said Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud.

HCL will also use IBM Cloud’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), SoftLayer, to offer cloud-based solutions to its clients. HCL will be able to leverage the full-range of SoftLayer infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services and networking in addressing the needs of their clients.

Leveraging the HCL MyCloud and DryICE automation and orchestration platforms, HCL plans to offer highly scalable cloud environments, including IaaS solutions in dedicated, as well as shared models, for enterprise customers.

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