IBM announced that hundreds of enterprises have started deploying IBM Cloud Private in less than 12 months since the release.
New Zealand Police, China’s Fuyao Group, Japan’s Aflac Insurance, Turkey’s credit bureau Kredi Kayıt Burosu and Brazil’s Fidelity National Information Services are some of the new customers of IBM Cloud Private.
IBM also announced the addition of new features for the on-premises private cloud platform, including the integration of powerful AI capabilities such as IBM Watson Assistant and IBM Watson Speech-to-Text, as well as support for additional public clouds, including the IBM Cloud.
“IBM Cloud Private affords clients a transition to cloud that’s designed to enable them to maintain their on-premises systems on which they still depend for many mission-critical applications and sensitive data sets,” Robin Hernandez, director, IBM Private Cloud Offering Management, said.
Spending on cloud IT infrastructure is expected to total $62.2 billion in 2018 with year-over-year growth of 31.1 percent, according to IDC.
Public cloud data centers will account for 80 percent of spending and on-premises private clouds will account for nearly 20 percent of the total cloud IT infrastructure market, growing at 19.3 percent year over year in 2018.
“On-premises private cloud is a powerful option for established companies that are looking for a gradual approach for transforming their organization while keeping control of their IT infrastructure,” Natalya Yezhkova, research director at IDC, said.
IBM Cloud Private clients
New Zealand Police (NZP) is exploring how IBM Cloud Private and Kubernetes containers can help to modernize its existing systems as well as quickly launch new services such as a mobile based communications system for its officers.
Fuyao Group, a manufacturer of automotive glass supplying Audi, Bentley, General Motors, Toyota and other top car makers, has embarked on a Smart Manufacturing initiative and is using IBM Cloud Private to help integrate the management of enterprise applications across its global manufacturing and business operations, ensuring the free flow of information across the organization.
“IBM Cloud Private is helping us to establish a digital platform that will underpin a smarter, more agile, and more flexible corporate operating structure,” said Lebing Xia, vice president and CIO of the Fuyao Group.
Aflac Insurance, a provider of medical and cancer insurance providing protection to 1 in 4 households in Japan, has signed an agreement with IBM to help simplify and automate its IT infrastructure. Aflac will use IBM Cloud Private to enhance the efficiency of its operations and speed up the development of new products and services.
Kredi Kayıt Burosu (KKB), a provider of cloud infrastructure for Turkey’s finance industry, established a new data center in Ankara and is now using IBM cloud Private to consolidate and localize the banking systems of over 150 members including banks and other financial services companies.
Brazil’s Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has adopted IBM Cloud Private to help streamline credit card chargebacks for its Brazilian operations. IBM Cloud Private is helping FIS to orchestrate the various IT systems involved in reconciling and checking of transaction chargebacks.