International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) announced that young Indian start-ups are increasingly tapping into IBM cloud in order to grow their business offerings and run myriad of critical applications. Ecoziee Marketing, Vtiger, Clematix, Goldstar Healthcare have shortlisted SoftLayer – an IBM endeavour, as respective cloud infrastructure platform.
SoftLayer Ideal For Limited-Resourced Start-Ups
In NASSCOM’s 2014 ‘Startup Report’, it was revealed that the Indian subcontinent has the world’s fastest growing environment for start-ups. By 2020, India plans to grow to a formidable 11,500 number of start-ups. IBM provides cost effective cloud space. Start-ups have limited budgets and resources and hence, are increasingly switching to SoftLayer on small scale. Their growths are rapid and so are the expansions to meet the necessary workload demands, without pondering on large infrastructural investments.
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) guarantees the agility and flexibility that any start-up for that instance has utmost priorities. The cloud solutions help the start-ups innovate rapidly, augment end-user experiences and build business models affordably.
How Are Indian Companies Using SoftLayer?
The start-ups have chosen IBM’s SoftLayer for varied business applications that provide key roles in growth and development of businesses. Clematix hosts Java based apps on SoftLayer, whereas Ecoziee Marketing hosts market analytics software on SoftLayer for quicker access and processing. Goldstar Healthcare have put their hospital management and healthcare based software on cloud, reducing IT expenses and focussing on rapid expansion. Vtiger offers cloud based CRM services and solutions.
Sadanand Reddy, MD, Goldstar Healthcare. Pvt Ltd. stated that they partnered with IBM in order to adopt the business cloud model, and host healthcare solutions on cloud. He stated that healthcare industry is a critical one and solutions and services provided need to be easily available and accessible for a large number of audience, without much hindrance or disruption.
Cloud Leader of IBM India and South Asia, Vivek Malhotra corroborated that IBM is deeply committed towards development of entrepreneurial community and give start-ups the competency and edge to thrive the challenges in the market.