Startups in the Western hemisphere have reaped the benefits of cloud computing for quite sometime now. As big cloud providers begin to open up world class datacenters in Asian countries such as India and China, one has to wonder how the sudden influx of cloud providers will impact the startup communities within these countries.
IBM’s SoftLayer has been aggressively seeking out startup businesses in India in order for them to begin building their apps using SoftLayer’s cloud infrastructure. With the country of India having the 3rd largest startup ecosystem in the world, it’s not surprising that cloud providers are targeting this growing sales vertical.
IBM believes that it can provide startups with the flexibility and agility that they need in order to begin deploying custom built cloud solutions for their customers. SoftLayer recently profiled 4 Indian startups that have been utilizing the SoftLayer infrastructure. Those startups are:
- Clematix – A consulting agency that develops applications. Clematix also provides training and remote services to enterprises using Java.
- Ecoziee Marketing – A cloud based marketing and analytics consultancy firm.
- GoldStar Healthcare – Hosting it’s hospital management software using SoftLayer’s cloud.
- Vtiger – A private cloud customer relationship management (CRM) app that automates marketing services.
Vivek Malhorta, a cloud leader with IBM India, recently said, “IBM has a deep commitment to the entrepreneurial community and working closely with start-ups across the world. IBM’s cloud services give start-ups the required edge to compete and thrive in a challenging market place. We are excited to work with such amazing organizations and contribute to their growth.”
IBM reaches startup business through its Catalyst Startup Program and IBM’s Global Entrepreneur programs. More information can be found about IBM’s startup visionary programs on its website. IBM seeks out startups that it can engage and introduce into the IBM ecosystem of products. IBM also says that through one of its entrepreneurial initiatives, startups can link up with Big Blue’s global network of engineers, consultants and developers.