IISc & IBM Launch New Hybrid Cloud Lab In Bengaluru

Such industry-academia partnerships are key to boosting the impact of research.
Hybrid Cloud Lab

IBM and IISc have now joined hands to launch the IBM-IISc Hybrid Cloud lab to advance research and development in hybrid cloud technologies. The lab is located at the IISc campus in Bengaluru. 

The lab will be co-chaired by Prof. Yogesh Simmhan, Associate Professor, Department of Computational and Data Sciences at IISc, Bengaluru and Dr. Amith Singhee, Senior Manager and Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Research, India.

Navakanta Bhat, Dean, Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences, IISc Bengaluru said, “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.”

The lab will bring together academia and the open-source community. The initial set of projects will involve faculty and students from the Department of Computational and Data Science, Computer Science and Automation, and Supercomputing Education and Research Centre at IISc with IBM researchers. They will work on:

  • Building AI-based autonomous and self-healing computing systems to predict emerging issues, diagnose and heal with maximum availability and minimum cost of operations
  • Adopting microservices and optimising cloud native applications to advance technologies such as Kubernetes. This will make IT services agile and enable cloud based business models
  • Creating AI-based information systems to govern, consume, draw insights, and create value 
  • Developing AI systems to analyse human and machine languages

The lab will take an open access approach. Gargi Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research India said, “The IBM – IISc lab will bring together two leading research organisations 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. Our Hybrid Cloud platform is Open, and we will jointly develop open-source software that provides interoperability, portability, and security that can be easily accessible to the vast community of developers to accelerate innovation”. 

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Shraddha Goled
I am a technology journalist with AIM. I write stories focused on the AI landscape in India and around the world with a special interest in analysing its long term impact on individuals and societies. Reach out to me at shraddha.goled@analyticsindiamag.com.

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