IBM has signed a five-year $200 million deal with the Indonesian telecommunications provider Indosat Ooredoo, enabling the latter to deliver services via IBM cloud to its customer base.
Under the partnership, the duo is building an integrated command center to serve the clients of both companies. IBM will help Indosat Ooredoo in its IT operations, enhancing the client experience and supporting the rapid development of new telecommunications services in the country.
Also, in collaboration with Indosat Ooredoo’s subsidiary Lintasarta, the duo will jointly develop and deliver cloud-based solutions, accelerate collaboration and automation of software delivery and infrastructure changes. Indosat Ooredoo’s customers can also gain access to IBM’s cloud-based enterprise mobility management platform IBM MaaS360.
The deal is a part of IBM’s foray into the cloud business. The company recently announced plans to open a cloud data center in Johannesburg, South Africa, where it is working in collaboration with Vodacom and Gijima. The company intends to provide cloud-based SAP services to business enterprises in southern Africa.