IBM has tied up with 21Vianet Group, a carrier-neutral internet data center services provider, to launch Bluemix cloud computing platform in China.
The enterprise IT vendor aims to offer hybrid cloud-driven cognitive, analytics and IOT app development for developers and enterprises in China.
IBM will provide access to Bluemix technologies, while 21Vianet will provide the infrastructure and be responsible for the operation of Bluemix in China. Both companies will build and expand a strong Bluemix ecosystem in China.
IT market research agency says China has 10 percent of the entire global population of developers.
IBM has invested $1 billion in 2014 to launch Bluemix cloud initiative. IBM claims that it’s the largest Cloud Foundry deployment in the world. The open-standards-based Bluemix catalog includes over 120 tools and services spanning categories of big data, mobile, Watson, analytics, integration, DevOps, security and Internet of Things.
“The launch of Bluemix will help China’s burgeoning community of developers create apps that have the power to impact and change industries throughout the country,” said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president, IBM Cloud.