Tech Mahindra teams up with IBM to set up innovation centres

Pune: IT services firm Tech Mahindra said it is collaborating with the United States-headquartered IBM to help businesses transform operations and accelerate their hybrid cloud strategies.

As part of this relationship, the two companies will establish innovation centres to address complex business problems across industries, including telecommunication, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, retail and healthcare.

The first centre will open in Bengaluru later this year and specialise in transformation solutions built with IBM Cloud Paks, enterprise-ready containerised software solutions running on Red Hat OpenShift. Pune-based Tech Mahindra plans to open additional centres throughout North America and the United Kingdom in 2020.

“The collaboration with IBM will help us accelerate the development of cloud-based applications for our customers and build multicloud data management solutions on the industry-leading hybrid platform,” said Pawan Sharma, global head of strategic initiatives at Tech Mahindra.

Tech Mahindra is the latest company to join the IBM public cloud ecosystem, a new initiative to support global system integrators and independent software vendors to help clients modernise and transform mission-critical workloads on the IBM public cloud. The IBM public cloud is designed to differentiate and extend hybrid cloud capabilities for enterprise workloads.

“This collaboration with Tech Mahindra is designed to help speed how businesses migrate critical enterprise workloads to the IBM public cloud and transform their operations using cloud-native technologies,” said Bob Lord, senior vice president, Cognitive Applications, Blockchain and Ecosystems, IBM.

“IBM Cloud Paks are designed to help businesses speed their journeys to the cloud by giving them the flexibility and choice they need to modernise their applications. Because they are pre-integrated to deliver specific customer use cases, they can help quickly address pressing challenges for businesses across multiple industries,” he said.

Tech Mahindra aims to help clients build scalable, cloud-native applications that can help address the most critical data and workload. Its technologists can also assist communication service providers in developing network automation solutions, IT infrastructure and application modernisation, further helping clients shift complex and mission-critical enterprise workloads to the IBM public cloud.

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