Wipro ties up with IBM
IBM and Wipro has announced a partnership in which Wipro will use the IBM Blue mix cloud development platform for the agile creation and deployment of mobile, analytic search and machine learning solutions for clients around the world. As part of the effort, Wipro has committed to train and engage 15,000 of its developers on the platform through a massive online open course across 58 countries. This team of developers will leverage Blue mix as a development platform, resulting in the introduction of new value-added services for the customers of Wipro through Wipro Analytic solutions.
Blue mix leverages open technologies to give developers greater scalability and flexibility to build, deploy and manage cloud applications quickly and easily. Wipro is already investing in solutions on boarding on the Blue mix platform. These include the Data Discovery Platform, an integrated solution capturing and managing data to generate actionable insights through advanced analytic; Big Data Ready Enterprise which optimizes and integrates various big data solutions; and Wipro Apollo, an anomaly detection platform for fraud, risk and compliance.
Wipro will leverage more than 100 services through IBM’s public Bluemix catalog as well as Bluemix Dedicated – a private-cloud version that developers can use to build apps involving sensitive data. With a growing list of demands for scalability, security and capacity, IBM will tap into Wipro’s global talent pool to accelerate the release of new Bluemix features.
“Today’s developers need to quickly collect, analyze and make sense of massive data sets in ways that haven’t been possible before in advanced analytic development practices,” said Robert Leblanc, Senior Vice-President, IBM Cloud. “The synergies that are created as a result of this collaboration will create competitive advantages for our customers by helping them leverage the IBM Cloud to speed data analysis, speed application deployment and speed time- to-market for their products and services.”
“Wipro’s objective is to be a premium partner to its customers and an industry technology leader through our expertise in Analytic Transformation. This agreement with IBM provides a platform where Wipro can provide greater value to our clients,” said Jeff Heenan-Jalil, Sr Vice-President – Analytic, Wipro Ltd.
IBM launched Bluemix with a $1-billion investment in 2014, maturing quickly to become the largest Cloud Foundry deployment in the world. The developer-friendly platform provides access to over 120 tools as well as services of the most prominent open-source technologies combined with IBM and third-party services, allowing developers to focus all of their energy on the creation of enterprise class cloud applications at consumer scale.