IBM said it has made its hybrid cloud services openly available in any environment-on any cloud, on-premises, or at the edge — through the IBM Cloud Satellite.
IBM said it has partnered up with Lumen Technologies. Both companies merged IBM Cloud Satellite with the Lumen edge platform to offer close to real-time hybrid services to clients.
IBM Cloud Satellite will bring a safe, unifying layer of cloud services for clients around the environment, regardless of where their data comes from and this will be helpful for telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, and government industries to distribute low-latency services, but at the same time, they will continue the same levels of security, data privacy, interoperability and open standards which can be seen in hybrid cloud environments.
Concurrently, IBM said it also included Watson Anywhere along with the availability of IBM Cloud Pak for Data as a Service with IBM Cloud Satellite.
IBM Hybrid Cloud Platform’s Head, Howard Boville, said “IBM is working with clients to leverage advanced technologies like edge computing and AI, enabling them to digitally transform with hybrid cloud while keeping data security at the forefront.”
The official said customers that use the Lumen platform and IBM Cloud Satellite can utilize data-intensive applications such as video analytics throughout highly distributed environments like offices and retail spaces, and exploit low-latency infrastructure.
SVP Enterprise Product Management and Services Paul Savill said, “Our enterprise customers can now extend IBM Cloud services across Lumen’s robust global network, enabling them to deploy data-heavy edge applications that demand high security and ultra-low latency.”
For IBM Cloud Satellite, the company is merging with over 65 ecosystem partners, as well as Cisco, Dell Technologies, and Intel to develop safe cloud services that use workloads in any environment.