IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Infosys (NYSE: INFY) said they have announced a collaboration in which Infosys will tap Bluemix, IBM´s Cloud platform, to prototype, develop and deploy the next generation of Cloud apps for its global client base.
The collaboration includes the launch of a Bluemix-powered Innovation Lab for co-creation of apps with clients; training of Infosys developers on Bluemix and cloud app development skills; as well as Infosys´ adoption of Bluemix Dedicated to leverage its vast library of cognitive computing and analytics solutions and other services to build client apps.
Powered by Bluemix, the Infosys Innovation Lab will function as a place to innovate and co-create apps with a broad range of global clients. Staffed with a dedicated team of designers, extreme agile specialists, and industry and technology architects, the Lab is designed to rapidly deliver app prototypes.
IBM launched Bluemix with a USD1 billion investment in 2014, that matured quickly to become one of the largest Cloud Foundry deployments in the world, and providing a developer-friendly catalog of over 120 tools and software-services, combining the most prominent open-source, IBM and third-party technologies.