HCL partners with Google Cloud to provide hybrid cloud services

HCL partners with Google Cloud to provide hybrid cloud services
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18 Apr, 2019

IT services provider HCL Technologies on Thursday said that it was partnering with Google's cloud division to enable hybrid cloud services, containerisation and microservices architecture deliveries for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs), a company statement said.

The partnership, which will see HCL adopt Google's Anthos platform, which it launched this month at its annual conference Next, will help Google accelerate the adoption of its cloud platform, popularly known as GCP.

“The winning combination of Google Cloud Platform and HCL’s managed services and engineering expertise will be a major enabler for the digital businesses of tomorrow,” Kalyan Kumar, corporate vice president and chief technology officer for IT Services at HCL Technologies said.

“This (partnership) will help our clients to create more responsive digital enterprises that drive business agility and accelerate innovation. The partnership also supports the continuation of HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy, as we extend the availability of our products and platforms via the GCP Marketplace,” he said.

In addition, the partnership will also see HCL create a GCP Center of Excellence, which will be embedded in its Cloud Native Labs in London, New York and Noida, to help customers experience the speed, scalability and innovation that GCP offers.

HCL’s Cloud Native Labs will spearhead the adoption of Kubernetes and CloudFoundry ecosystems for its clients, the statement said. The labs will also offer strategy, proof of concept building and transformation services for GCP, the statement added.

The partnership will also help HCL’s clients migrate applications to take full advantage of GCP and offer next-generation services to accelerate building new applications on GCP.

Explaining further, Kumar said that HCL will also implement an extensive internal training programme to enable its workforce to develop skills and become certified on GCP. 

For ISVs, Kumar said that HCL's Cloudification Factory will enable them to modernise their products and make them available on the GCP Marketplace or SaaSify their products to run on GCP.