Infosys Inks Deal With Huawei On Cloud, Big Data
Infosys announced a new partnership with Huawei, aimed at strengthening and widening the the company offerings in the areas of cloud, big data, analytics, communications, infrastructure, and data centre solutions. It has also expanded its existing partnerships with Hitachi Data Systems and Microsoft to increase its service offerings in these areas of expertise.
Infosys, which is planning to boost investment in cloud computing, smartphone apps and other new technologies to win more high-margin outsourcing contracts, said it has entered a global partnership with Huawei to jointly offer enterprise customers cloud, big data and communications solutions, along with other enterprise-oriented services, which will combine Huawei’s Cloud infrastructure and global IT service expertise from Infosys.
According to a statement by Infosys, “Both parties will build reference architectures and standardized solutions for big data platforms, on Huawei hardware infrastructure, for joint go-to-market efforts. Huawei’s customer contact technologies will be integrated with communication services from Infosys to offer enterprise customers a best-in-class communication experience like call center.
The Indian IT major is also looking to set up a joint lab in China with Huawei. This according to the company would “enable better delivery and will further strengthen their existing partnership in the Huawei Business Process and Information Technology space.”
“Infosys is focused on helping customers succeed with software and services to both grow their business in new ways and to achieve operational efficiencies. We are really excited to bring the power of Huawei’s cloud infrastructure and communication technologies to our joint customers, so that they can efficiently achieve this dual objective,” says Vishal Sikka, CEO and MD, Infosys.
Eric Xu, Rotating CEO, Huawei too mentioned the partnership can help “build a more harmonious and mutually beneficial industry ecosystem for our customers.”
Meanwhile, Infosys said it is expanding its decade-long partnership with Microsoft to “help enterprises transform their business and tap opportunities in a cloud-first, mobile-first world.” It will now expand its capabilities for analytics and other service offerings on Microsoft technologies. Infosys will also establish a global centre of excellence for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, capable of training over 1,000 engineers by the end of fiscal 2015.
The IT major is also expanding its partnership with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) to “bring next-generation infrastructure and data center transformation solutions to enterprises,” said a Reuters report.
The company says new solutions will help improve operational efficiencies and facilitate smooth transition of IT infrastructure to new cloud-based environments. Infosys will also establish a centre of excellence to co-create ‘pay-per-use’ solutions with HDS.
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