10 Feb 2021
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IBM Unveils Elite Hybrid Cloud Build Team Dedicated to Accelerating Modernization Across Partner Ecosystem

Specialized Hybrid Cloud Build Team co-creates advanced solutions with ecosystem partners; helps modernize and migrate workloads, and infuses AI into software

Jakarta, 10 February 2021 - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled its highly-specialized Hybrid Cloud Build Team to support the migration and modernization of ecosystem partner products, services, and other offerings across open hybrid cloud environments. Following the successful model of the IBM Data Science and AI Elite Team and the recent introduction of the IBM AIOps Elite Team, both focused on artificial intelligence, the Hybrid Cloud Build Team concentrates on helping partners update their workloads for deployment on premises, in the cloud, or any environment of their choosing.


A recent IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study that included responses from over 5,000 executives globally across industries found that the adoption of hybrid cloud – the combination of public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises IT –  is expected to grow by 47% in the next three years and the average organization will be using six hybrid clouds. The report notes that the value derived from a full hybrid, multicloud platform technology and operating model is 2.5 times the value derived from a single platform, single cloud vendor approach. IBM’s Hybrid Cloud Build Team was created to help partners maximize the value of an open hybrid cloud.


The elite engagement team consists of over 100 cloud architects, data scientists, cloud developers, security specialists, and developer advocates who work on the agile co-creation of advanced technology solutions for partners and their clients. The team also advises partners how they can best accelerate the transition of their products, services and other offerings to open hybrid cloud environments, including those in some of the most highly-regulated and sensitive industries like financial services and telecommunications.


With deep expertise in Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS and many more environments, the IBM Hybrid Cloud Build Team helps its ecosystem partners revamp workloads across all cloud platforms and providers while infusing new technologies like AI, 5G, Kubernetes, blockchain, and edge to optimize business operations and improve client outcomes. This process includes reviewing use of IBM hybrid cloud software, built on Red Hat OpenShift and designed to run anywhere – on premises, at the edge, and on any cloud – to unlock the power of AI for business and maximize partner goals.


“In addition to recent changes that include new programs, additional funding, and a simplified ecosystem approach, IBM’s Hybrid Cloud Build Team demonstrates a commitment to and investment in our ecosystem partners like never before,” said Novan Adian, Country Manager Partner Ecosystem, IBM Indonesia. “This elite group of hybrid cloud specialists helps partners overcome obstacles to modernize and migrate client cloud workloads while infusing AI across platforms and providers. Numerous partners have told us that the team’s work has proven advantageous to their clients and has been a catalyst in expanding IBM’s Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem.”


Co-creating with the ecosystem to improve client outcomes


In reaching out to customers in Indonesia, for both commercial and enterprise, IBM Indonesia collaborates with several reliable partners including PT Metrodata Electronics Tbk with Digital Business Platform Solutions and Metrodata Managed Service Security Provider built on IBM technology.


“The need to accelerate digital transformation has brought about many challenges for businesses in Indonesia, specifically in regards to sustaining comprehensive services (ie People, Process & Technology). It is pertinent for any company wishing to develop their digital services to have cyber security measures in place as an important element to their accountability and in turn their "Digital Reputation". The combination of IBM's proven reliable security technology supported by the ability to implement, equipped with Security Operations Center (SOC) facilities and Certified Experts, has enabled us to develop a “Managed Service Security Provider” solution, especially for Corporate and Small Medium Business customers in maintaining the security of their businesses,” said Edwin Putraoetama Octosa, Product Director of PT Metrodata Electronics Tbk.


In addition, IBM Indonesia has also collaborated with Simian since 2009, a technology company that focuses on data management as a key driver in the digitization process, automation and Artificial Intelligence. Simian’s leading solutions utilizing IBM technology include the Simian Regulatory Platform, Simian Data Quality for AI-based Digitalization and the Medallion Suite, which makes extensive use of the DB2 database to make it easier for their customers.


"The significant demand for transformation in the banking sector has prompt us to continue providing innovative and best solutions for custodian and wealth management related services. For this reason, collaboration with IBM is essential in our business growth to help our customers grow and adopt digital transformation in a better and more effective manner,” said Andre Setijoso, President Director of Simian.


Part of IBM’s $1B investment in its ecosystem, the complimentary Hybrid Cloud Build Team helps bring the best ideas from partners to market through proven deep design engagement models like IBM Garage and IBM’s design thinking methodology. The team, which is expected to grow to more than 200 members in 2021, has already participated in over 75 engagements, helping guide partners through strategic, technical and operational considerations to migrate to and build on hybrid cloud environments. In addition to partner with Metrodata and Simian, the Build Team has worked with various partners include CitiusTech, Cylera, Intellect Design Arena (case study), KPMG LLC (Canada), Liferay (case study), and PearlChain (case study).


Typical Hybrid Cloud Build Team engagements have lasted between five and twenty weeks to create an application MVP or prototype, and help enable significant go-to-market opportunities for participating partners.


Learn more at https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/cloud for IBM Indonesia solutions developed by our partners.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.


Media Contacts:

Rina Suryani – Communications Leader, IBM Indonesia


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