IBM, IISc partner for research in hybrid cloud technologies

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IBM Wednesday partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for advanced research in hybrid cloud technologies and the development of innovations in this area.

Under the partnership, IBM and IISc have launched the IBM-IISc Hybrid Cloud lab, situated at the educational institute’s Bengaluru campus.

The lab will be co-chaired by Yogesh Simmhan, Associate Professor, Department of Computational and Data Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and Amith Singhee, Senior Manager and Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Research, India, as per an official statement.

The lab will enable students and faculties across departments of the institute to work in collaboration with IBM Research scientists to conduct research that can help organizations to leverage the potential of hybrid cloud by enabling faster, seamless, and more secure adoption of hybrid cloud & Artificial Intelligence (AI) the statement added.

The lab will engage with both, academia and the open-source community for wider adoption of innovation.

The lab will start with an initial set of projects, involving faculty and students from the IISc Departments of Computational and Data Sciences, Computer Science and Automation, and Supercomputing Education and Research Center, alongside scientists from IBM Research’s India lab.

They will work on several areas including building autonomous, self-healing computing systems; adopting microservices and optimization of cloud-native applications; creating AI-based Information Management for enterprises; and developing AI systems that can analyze human and machine languages.

“The IBM – IISc lab will bring together two leading research organizations in industry and academia to create an ecosystem for Hybrid Cloud research, in India, for India and the world. IISc has a strong record in research areas like Hybrid Cloud, AI, Security, which compliments the expertise of IBM Research, and we are excited to collaborate with IISc to create innovative, industry relevant solutions,” said Gargi Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research India.

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“We are particularly excited about making the joint research findings open source and accessible to a wide community which will significantly accelerate innovation in the emerging areas of AI and Hybrid Cloud. Such industry-academia partnerships are key to boosting the impact of research, and we are proud to work together with a technology leader like IBM,” added Navakanta Bhat, Dean, Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences, IISc Bengaluru.