Story image

IBM and Indosat Ooredoo partner for Indonesian cloud services

14 Mar 2016

IBM and Indonesian telecommunications and services provider Indosat Ooredoo are partnering up to provide cloud services in Indonesia in a $200 million deal.

The five year partnership will see Indosat and IBM build an integrated command center to serve local clients of both companies, by monitoring and managing their operations and information technology.

The deal will also see IBM and Indosat Ooredoo subsidiary Lintasarta jointly developing and delivering cloud-based solutions built on IBM’s Cloud platform, IBM Bluemix in a move the companies say will accelerate collaboration and automation of software delivery and infrastructure changes in the region.

Clients of both companies will also have access to IBM’s cloud-based enterprise mobility management platform, MaaS360.

Martin Jetter, IBM Global Technology Services senior vice president, says Indonesia has one of the world’s most rapidly growing economies, and the use of smart mobile devices is becoming pervasive, opening up ‘enormous’ opportunities for local businesses.

“We are excited to be working with Indosat Ooredoo and Linstasarta to help clients tap into the power and flexibility of cloud-based solutions and digitally transform their businesses,” Jetter says.

Indosat Ooredoo and IBM also announced a related five-year technology services agreement which will see IBM upgrading Ooredoo’s IT infrastructure and deliverin ga range of application management services, including a test environment to improve time to market for the development of new customer-facing services and applications.

Arya Damar, president director of Lintasarta, the Indosat Ooredoo subsidiary that will help build the joint data center, says working together Lintasarta and IBM will accelerate the adoption of cloud-based solutions in Indonesia, helping local organisations increase their efficiency and ability to rapidly expand.

The deal follows last week’s announcement that IBM is opening a new cloud data center in Johannesburg, South Africa in collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom.

The new South African data center will run and manage SAP applications and workloads ina the cloud.

Silicon Valley to lose its tech centre crown to global cities
A new survey of tech industry leaders found the majority believe it is likely the Valley will be usurped within four years by other cities around the world.
Hybrid cloud set to mitigate vendor lock-in within Thailand
IDC has released its top 10 predictions for Thailand's IT industry through to 2022.
French cloud giant sets up shop in two APAC data centres
OVH Infrastructure has expanded its public cloud services in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market operating from two data centres within the region.
SecOps: Clear opportunities for powerful collaboration
If there’s one thing security and IT ops professionals should do this year, the words ‘team up’ should be top priority.
Data center colocation market to hit $90b in next five years
As data center services grow in popularity across enterprises large and small, the colocation market is seeing the benefits in market size.
Google doubles down on hybrid cloud strategy
CSP is a platform that aims to simplify building, running, and managing services both on-premise and in the cloud.
OVH launches public cloud down under
OVH Public Cloud services is expanding to Australia out of two data centres - one in Sydney and one in Singapore.
Huawei invests in cloud deployment for Singapore
The company says its new strategic investment reflects growing demand for cloud service solutions across Asia Pacific.