Portworx by Pure Storage Commits to Join IBM Cloud for Telecommunications Ecosystem

Today Portworx, Inc. has announced it has committed to join IBM’s ecosystem supporting the new IBM Cloud for Telecommunications. The IBM Cloud for Telecommunications is an open, hybrid cloud architecture designed to accelerate business transformation with the power of edge and 5G and address the unique requirements of operators, partner ecosystems and their enterprise clients. Built on IBM Cloud Satellite, currently in beta, and leveraging Red Hat OpenShift, clients can deploy cloud services anywhere: on the cloud, on premises or at the edge, while addressing industry-specific regulatory and security requirements.

The IBM Cloud for Telecommunications Ecosystem is an initiative to help network equipment providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), software-as-a-service providers, and hardware partners accelerate business transformation by unlocking the power of 5G and edge. The IBM Cloud for Telecommunications is an open, hybrid cloud architecture built on IBM Cloud Satellite and leverages Red Hat OpenShift to enable clients to deploy IBM Cloud services anywhere: on the cloud, on premises or at the edge, while addressing industry-specific regulatory and security requirements. Red Hat OpenShift is the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform.

As part of the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications, Portworx will help clients unlock benefits of IBM’s open and unified hybrid cloud architecture, built for the telco industry and designed to deliver security, AI-driven automation and end-to-end service orchestration. Portworx will help IBM’s Telecommunications customers by providing a data services platform for cloud-native applications running across hybrid cloud environments in containers. With Portworx, IBM customers will be able to accelerate their digital transformation by easily running any 5G, edge or other cloud native application on the IBM Cloud and on-prem with built-in high availability, data protection, data security, and hybrid cloud mobility.

“We are excited to collaborate with Portworx by Pure Storage as part of the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications Ecosystem, to offer telecom operators access to the best technology that can help them scale and innovate.” said Evaristus Mainsah, General Manager, Cloud, Cloud Pak and Edge Ecosystem, IBM. “The power of IBM’s Ecosystem provides clients a wide range of ways to leverage the platform, positioning them to deliver next generation 5G and Edge services; deploy and manage new cloud capabilities; and enrich relationships through AI-driven engagement.”

More about IBM Cloud for Telecommunications

The IBM Cloud for Telecommunications is engineered to integrate advanced AI and automation processes at the edge and speeds services deployment while simultaneously reducing overall costs. With an open, container-based architecture managed as a service, operators and their providers will be able to easily integrate, automate and orchestrate how they run network and IT workloads across any environment. The platform leverages IBM’s industry-leading encryption capabilities like Keep Your Own Key (KYOK), giving clients full control of their data.

Michael Ferranti

Portworx | VP of Product Marketing

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