IBM Cloud Takes India Startups by Storm

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-07-13 Print this article Print
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KlickDoc is a cloud-based health care platform that connects patients with doctors, pharmacies and diagnostic centers with the facility to store and access the medical records in the cloud. IBM Bluemix is being used as the development platform for their PHP runtime.

Chennai-based Opteamize Cloud Solutions Private Limited developed its Opteamize application on Bluemix for final-year students of professional courses and job aspirants. Subscription to this application gives the students and job aspirants access to the Corporate Connect marketplace, which helps them connect to IT companies for suitable jobs. Job aspirants can hone their technical skills, understand technology trends and receive push notifications about potential opportunities in the industry through this application.

"As a startup, we need app development platforms that are fast, secured and easy to use," Srinath Ranga, founder of Opteamize Cloud Solutions Private Limited, said in a statement. "IBM has a deep understanding of the startup environment and is helping us create a market differentiation through its cloud-based solutions. Bluemix, with cutting-edge features like deep analytics or cognitive capabilities, makes apps a lot more innovative and interesting for our audiences."

IBM launched Bluemix with a $1 billion investment in 2014. Bluemix provides access to more than 100 tools and services, many based on open-source technologies combined with IBM and third-party services.

Last October, IBM announced an expansion of its global cloud network with a new cloud center in Mumbai. The Mumbai center further expanded IBM's global cloud footprint, which includes centers in Raleigh, N.C., London, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Toronto and Dallas.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the 31,000 square foot Mumbai facility offers an array of solutions, including proven cloud resiliency services. These services guarantee customers' up-times of 99.99 percent across any IT environment, including traditional IT, public, private or hybrid cloud deployments. In the event of an outage, the center's support team can recover data in minutes to ensure that it has little-to-no impact on business operations while going virtually unseen by customers.

"This new Mumbai center is IBM's latest investment to create the most extensive global network of cloud facilities in the industry to help clients expand globally with cloud and tackle data sovereignty issues," said Lingraju Sawkar, director of Integrated Technology Services in Global Technology Services for IBM India/ South Asia, in a statement at the time of the Mumbai center's opening. "Through this new center, we are able to help usher businesses into the cloud era while delivering the levels of security that allow them to experience the benefits of this new environment and ensure they remain protected."

In addition, IBM has committed to opening a new cloud center in Chennai, India, by the end of this year.



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