Telefónica España upgrades cloud services platform

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The operator and IBM announced Cloud Garden 2.0, the next phase of Telefónica’s cloud services platform designed to speed up the modernisation of applications.

Cloud Garden 2.0 is built on IBM Cloud Pak and Red Hat’s OpenShift. Now Telefónica clients can run container-based applications on premises or in the cloud of their choosing, to simplify and accelerate getting their new solutions to market.

Digital transformation

For example, the insurance consortium TIREA (Information Technologies and Networks for Insurance Entities) developed a new, customer-facing application based on Cloud Garden 2.0 to help bring about digital transformation of the insurance sector.

Cloud Garden 2.0 is intended to help improve quality and efficiency across core business operations, from customer-facing applications to mission critical back-end processes.

By integrating IBM Cloud Pak, clients can call on a series of programs to help them migrate to cloud-native development environments, such as MongoDB, Red Hat JBoss, Red Hat AMQ, IBM WebSphere Liberty and Redis, among others.

Spanish steps

According to a recent IBM study, Spanish executives are increasingly embracing architectural modernisation as part of their digital transformation. In the next two years, 68% of respondents said they will prioritise the digital transformation of their organisations and 82% says they will make cloud computing a priority.

Respondents also foresee that in the next two years they will apply automation technologies to all business functions, but especially in purchasing, risks, supply chain and R&D.

Cloud Garden 2.0 is hosted via Telefonica’s Virtual Data Center in Spain, helping its clients experience low-latency connectivity and better uptime for running and managing their applications.

Telefónica's cloud services are part of the company's B2B strategy and its digital transformation under the Telefónica Empresas brand.

Digital services

Andrés López Hedoire, de Enterprise Product Marketing Director, Telefónica España, said, "We are very pleased to have been able to count on the right partners to accelerate our hybrid cloud strategy and offer our clients the speed, flexibility and decision-making power they need to modernise and quickly launch innovative digital services to their users and customers".