LAS VEGAS – International Business Machines corporation (NYSE: IBM) announced Monday new strategic partnerships with VMware, GitHub, and Siemens to enhance the cloud’s speed and economics, the development of cloud applications and the creation of connected buildings, respectively, said the company in a press release.
The Siemens Building Technologies Division (OTCMKTS: SIEGY) and IBM presented new cloud-based solutions that aim to unify buildings and the data they create, in order to help companies and industries to manage information and meet energy efficiency goals.
Siemens and IBM are creating new efficient and complex technologies for smarter buildings with advances in cloud-based Internet of Things, said Harriet Green, General Manager, Watson IoT, Education & Commerce, IBM.
“Connected ‘things’ – everything from hospital beds, train tracks, cars, buildings and more – are generating massive amounts of data that can be analyzed to provide quick, actionable insights,” he added in The Premier Cloud & Mobile Conference in Las Vegas.
The hybrid cloud
VMware’s cloud technology, which is used by every Fortune 100 company, will work alongside the IBM Cloud in order to preserve customer investments with secure cloud solutions. Both companies aim to offer hybrid cloud deployments that will allow companies to make workload migrations and disaster recoveries.
The partnership is an extension of a 14-year plus relationship between VMware and IBM. According to Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer at VMware, the alliance demonstrates a shared vision that will help enterprise customers to get access to the hybrid cloud more quickly. Just in 2015, VMware obtained $6.6 billion in revenues from more than 500,000 customers.
On the other hand, IBM’s Robert LeBlanc said that the new partnership will present to clients a new easy way to embrace the cloud, at the same time that they preserve their current investments and create new business opportunities.
New generation of cloud applications: IBM and GitHub
GitHub is a software platform used by more than 12 million developers. With the new partnership with IBM Cloud, customers can use GitHub Enterprise on Blue Mix to create end-to-end enterprise apps using IBM cloud, with more accessible costs of infrastructure.
More companies will be able to enter the powerful world of social coding (code collaboration and code reuse) and build the best software in faster times, said Chris Wanstrath, co-founder and CEO of Github. IBM executives added in a press release published Monday that the next generation of cloud apps will be built as a result of the alliance.
Source: IBM NewsRoom