IBM today announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is aimed to further expand IBM's cloud ecosystem, enabling organizations to develop solutions and services on IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems, built on open standards. As cloud becomes increasingly important for clients to drive efficiency, they are looking at Managed Service Providers (MSP) like PEER 1 Hosting to help them quickly develop cloud based services in a more simplistic, secure and economical way. To date, IBM has built relationships with more than 1,400 MSPs, focused on delivering industry specific capabilities such as helping a small healthcare provider manage digital records on the cloud securely, or helping a midsize bank help their clients securely conduct more and more of their daily transactions via smartphones.
IBM is taking its collaboration with MSPs and the global ecosystem one step further by enabling them to build innovative solutions and services on IBM's advanced technologies such as SmartCloud, PureSystems, and analytics. IBM will also provide MSPs access to IBM experts with deep technical skills at global centers of excellence, offer an unmatched set of programs to support MSP marketing efforts to help them build their brand, generate demand for their services, and grow their marketing skills.
For more information, please read IBM official press release.