The IBM Services Multicloud Management is created to simplify multicloud IT operations through a single system, and the IBM Services for Cloud Strategy and Design will connect businesses with the IBM Cloud Advisory, a set of newly-appointed cloud strategy specialists, to help them devise integration and operations strategies.
IBM also said it plans to use IBM Cloud Private to deploy Watson on private clouds and would use kubernetes to allow its Watson AI platform to work across cloud environments and rival cloud platforms. Whereas, services like Watson Studio for building AI, Watson Assistant, and AI OpenScale were previously only available through IBM's public cloud. The uncertainty of the project continues IBM's "history in the cloud IaaS business, repeatedly encountered engineering challenges that have negatively impacted its time to market", according to Gartner.
There is also an experimental release of Hyper Protect Virtual Servers, enabling developers to instantiate LinuxONE VMs to build out their public cloud solutions.
IBM on Tuesday said it had made Watson portable across any Cloud and empowered businesses to prevent vendor lock-in and start deploying AI wherever their data resides.
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IBM continued to make inroads into the big bank sector, announcing this morning at its annual Think conference in San Francisco that Banco Santander, the fifth largest bank in Europe with approximately US$1.4 trillion in total assets (as of 2017), has signed a $700 million, five-year global technology digital transformation agreement focused around implementing the bank's hybrid cloud strategy.
IBM also announced a forthcoming capability, called IBM Business Automation with Watson, which is said to give business leaders the ability to "apply AI directly to applications, helping to strengthen their workforce, from clerical to knowledge workers, to intelligently automate work from the mundane to the complex".
Rometty revealed that Big Blue now had over 20,000 engagements with AI, with customer service being the most popular use case, followed by human resources (HR). IBM Services is establishing dedicated teams of consultants certified in the latest services and technologies across multiple cloud platforms.
Additionally, the bank is using IBM DevOps solutions and IBM API Connect, "aimed to develop, iterate and launch new or upgraded applications and digital services much more rapidly". Customer services employees' turnover rate and training cost is very high while the customers demand high quality service.