IBM and Persistent Systems announced a new collaboration to help accelerate IBM Cloud Pak deployments to speed clients’ enterprise modernization and their move to the cloud. Over the last year, more than 2,000 Persistent engineers and technical professionals have been extensively trained on critical containerization and Kubernetes skills needed to deliver value in multi-cloud environments, especially those leveraging IBM Cloud Paks on Red Hat OpenShift, said a statement from the company.
Persistent also announced a new IBM Cloud Pak deployment practice to help organizations migrate and modernize 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.
“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 centers 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.”