IBM has launched a Cloud Computing Lab in the UK to help partners capture cloud computing business opportunities.
The company said that the new lab will help its business partners cloud enable their technologies and gain sales and marketing skills.
Partners at the new Cloud Computing Lab in the Hursley IBM Innovation Center can access the new in IBM cloud technologies to develop and test new cloud services.
A typical project at the lab will help a partner explore a variety of cloud computing models and become cloud builders, application, technology and infrastructure providers, and cloud resellers and aggregators, depending on their individual business.
Experts from IBM’s Cast Iron development team will be on-hand at the lab to help partners connect on-premise and cloud computing environments for clients in the finance, healthcare, telecommunications and energy and utilities industries.
Partners can access the lab from any of IBM’s network of 38 Innovation Centers worldwide.
IBM ISV and developer relations general manager Jim Corgel said the new Cloud Computing Lab will help their partners gain the skills they need to build next generation business applications and services for the cloud using IBM technologies.