Infosys (NYSE: INFY) and IBM have announced a collaboration in which Infosys will tap Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform, to rapidly prototype, develop and deploy the “next-generation” of cloud apps for its global client base.
The collaboration includes the launch of a Bluemix-powered Innovation Lab for co-creation of apps with clients; training of Infosys developers on Bluemix and cloud app development skills; as well as Infosys’ adoption of Bluemix Dedicated to leverage its vast library of cognitive computing and analytics solutions and other services to build client apps.
“Digital transformation is unleashing the power of smarter processes for our clients,” said Srikantan Moorthy, Head of Application Development and Maintenance service line, at Infosys. “Our goal is to bring these advanced technologies to clients’ application landscape in the most rapid and collaborative way possible. Infosys will also incorporate Bluemix-related curriculum into its on-boarding and training process.”
Powered by IBM Bluemix, the Infosys Innovation Lab will function as a place to innovate and co-create apps with a broad range of global clients. Staffed with a dedicated team of designers, extreme agile specialists, and industry and technology architects, the Lab is designed to rapidly deliver app prototypes.
“Today a massive digital transformation is underway unpinned by the disruptive forces of cognitive computing, analytics and IOT all delivered through the cloud,” said Steve Robinson, General Manager, IBM Cloud. “Through Bluemix, developers can accelerate the deployment of these next-generation apps that leverage the most innovative advancements in technology. This collaboration with Infosys will further advance our joint clients journey and the adoption of Bluemix.”
IBM launched Bluemix with a $1 billion investment in 2014. The cloud platform provides a developer-friendly catalog of over 120 tools and software-services, combining the most prominent open-source, IBM and third-party technologies.