Wipro Pledges 15,000 Developers to IBM Bluemix
Wipro, an international IT consultant and systems integrator, is teaming up with IBM to use Bluemix as a cloud development platform of choice.IBM announced that the Indian systems integrator Wipro has agreed to use IBM's Bluemix platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology as the development platform for the agile creation and deployment of mobile, analytics and machine-learning solutions for clients around the world. As part of the collaboration between the two companies, Bangalore, India-based 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 use Bluemix as a development platform to introduce new value-added services for the customers of Wipro through Wipro Analytics solutions. "Wipro's objective is to be a premium partner to its customers and an industry technology leader through our expertise in analytics transformation," Jeff Heenan-Jalil, senior vice president of Analytics at Wipro, said in a statement. "This agreement with IBM provides a platform where Wipro can provide greater value to our clients." Bluemix uses open technologies to give developers greater scalability and flexibility to build, deploy and manage cloud applications quickly and easily. IBM launched Bluemix with a $1 billion investment in 2014, basing it on the open-source Cloud Foundry platform. The developer-friendly platform provides access to more than 100 tools as well as the services of the most prominent open-source technologies combined with IBM and third-party services.
Wipro said it is already building solutions on the Bluemix platform. These include the Data Discovery Platform, an integrated solution capturing and managing data to generate actionable insights through advanced analytics; Big Data Ready Enterprise, which optimizes and integrates various big data solutions; and Wipro Apollo, an anomaly detection platform for fraud, risk and compliance.