IBM and Persistent Systems announced a new collaboration to help accelerate IBM Cloud Pak deployments to speed clients' enterprise modernisation and their move to the cloud. More than 2,000 Persistent engineers and technical professionals have been extensively trained on critical containerisation and Kubernetes skills needed to deliver value in multi-cloud environments over the last year, especially those leveraging IBM Cloud Paks on Red Hat OpenShift. Persistent also announced a new IBM Cloud Pak deployment practice to help organisations migrate and modernise IBM workloads across all cloud environments, including IBM public cloud and IBM Cloud services.
Persistent has been an IBM Business Partner for more than 17 years. Persistent's expertise in solution development helps clients upgrade and migrate critical applications by leveraging the IBM Cloud Pak portfolio, including IBM Cloud Paks for Data, Automation, and Security. IBM Cloud Paks are enterprise-ready containerised software solutions built on Red Hat OpenShift, designed to provide an open, faster and more secure way to move core business applications across all cloud environments, including IBM public cloud and IBM Cloud services.
"IBM's collaboration with Persistent provides important skills to help enterprise businesses accelerate the migration of their critical workloads to the IBM public cloud," said Cameron Clayton, General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Weather, IBM. "IBM Cloud Paks can help businesses experience the full benefits of modern infrastructure by offering them the flexibility to upgrade applications and accelerate their journeys to the cloud."
Red Hat OpenShift, the industry's most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform, running on IBM public cloud, helps clients deploy and manage enterprise workloads across hybrid cloud environments. Enterprises using Red Hat OpenShift can scale across IBM's global footprint of data centres and multi-zone regions and consistently monitor, log, and help secure their applications.
"As a trusted partner helping to deploy IBM Cloud Paks, we made the strategic investment in our skills to ensure Persistent was well prepared for the continued industry shift toward multi-cloud," said Chris O'Connor, CEO and Executive Director, Persistent Systems. "We recognize that Red Hat OpenShift, containerization, and Kubernetes skills are critical for scalable and cost-efficient IT modernization. By combining these future-ready skills with our established cloud platform expertise and rich history of IBM product development, we believe Persistent is uniquely positioned to accelerate Cloud Pak deployments."
Persistent is part of the IBM public cloud ecosystem, an initiative to support global system integrators and independent software vendors to help clients modernise and transform mission-critical workloads on the IBM public cloud. The IBM public cloud is the industry's most open and secure public cloud for business. The IBM public cloud is designed to differentiate and extend on hybrid cloud capabilities for enterprise workloads with its security leadership, enterprise-grade capabilities and support for open source technologies.
Persistent is a global solutions leader with 11,000 employees around the world, delivering digital business acceleration and enterprise modernisation for businesses across industries and geographies. Persistent's size and experience give it the ability to scale quickly to meet the needs of enterprise customers.