Global computing leader IBM is collaborating with Acclivis Technologies and Solutions, an IBM Partner, to deploy IBM Cloud Satellite across Asia. The two companies plan to leverage hybrid cloud capabilities to help enterprises—including those in highly regulated industries— accelerate digital innovation, assisting them in maintaining data sovereignty and reaching regulatory compliance. Once the deployment is complete, Acclivis should be able to use IBM Cloud Satellite to extend services such as IBM Watson to its client's data centers, bringing analytics closer to where the data resides. This comes just months after IBM made its platform generally available to its global partners.
Often called the “IBM Powerhouse,” Acclivis is a leading technology services provider in the Asia-Pacific. The company is driving hybrid cloud growth in the region by guiding clients as they manage and modernize workloads from the mainframe to the edge. The partnership will combine IBM's strength in delivering security-rich and open hybrid-cloud capabilities with Acclivis' network of data centers and Internet connectivity across the region to expand access to IBM Cloud services and promote digital innovation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Acclivis is led by CEO and co-founder Marcus Cheng, who previously worked for IBM in the region.