IBM and Sogeti, a subsidiary of the Capgemini Group, have announced a partnership to bring IBM’s cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Bluemix, to developers and clients across 15 countries worldwide to help them integrate and analyze data easier and more efficiently.
Bluemix would help Sogeti build hybrid cloud applications across public, private and on-premise infrastructure faster; leveraging IBM’s open-standards based approach to cloud to streamline integration of data.
In addition to opening access to Bluemix for its own developers, Sogeti will use it to power existing end-user solutions for commerce, the Internet of things (IoT) and data analytics for clients in retail, healthcare, transportation, and energy and utilities.
In fact, using its smartEngine gateway, Sogeti has already built a solution with IBM Bluemix for managing smarter buildings. By connecting sensors that use different protocols and data formats on Bluemix, Sogeti can provide clients with insights on the performance of their Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning, lighting and other energy-producing processes, which they will use to minimize energy costs, optimize environmental impact, and increase security.
“As cloud continues to transform how we collaborate and work with technology, many of our clients are looking to build more and more of their apps and systems with cloud,” said Andreas Sjöström, Vice President and Global Head of Digital at Sogeti. “However, many are still hesitating to make such a transition, due to requirements around data privacy, security and performance in the cloud. With Bluemix Dedicated, we are able to help address these concerns by offering dedicated servers and cloud data centers, while still offering the highly valuable benefits of a cloud infrastructure, such as accelerated business speed, collaboration and visibility.”
Bluemix runs on SoftLayer cloud infrastructure and combines the strength of IBM’s middleware software with other open services and tools from IBM partners and its developer ecosystem to offer DevOps in the cloud.
With access to an array of cloud based development tools including Cloudant’s scalable, high-performance database-as-a-service and data caching services, developers can use IBM’s Bluemix to speed application development times for advanced applications for business, mobile, the Internet of Things, social engagement and more.