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Zensar partners NetApp, Cisco to offer managed private cloud services

Zensar partners NetApp, Cisco to offer managed private cloud services
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Mid-tier information technology (IT) services firm Zensar Technologies on Tuesday said that it is partnering cloud data services provider NetApp and networking gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. to offer managed private cloud services.

“Enabling our clients to seamlessly and effectively transition to a managed cloud solution that leverages the combined portfolio of industry leaders NetApp and Cisco is a great achievement that aligns with our Return on Digital NeXT (New and Exponential Technologies) strategy,” Sandeep Kishore, chief executive officer and managing director, Zensar, said.

Called FlexPod, the converged infrastructure managed private cloud offering integrates NetApp storage, Cisco's compute and networking resources, and Zensar’s The Vinci Smart Autonomics Platform. 

The Vinci is an autonomics-led smart platform that provides rapid self-service provisioning, auto-monitoring of infrastructure and application workloads, self-healing, and provides customer portals and real-time dashboards.

As part of the FlexPod Managed Private Cloud (MPC) programme, Zensar will allow the enterprise to maintain ownership of the infrastructure and data, while it manages and monitors the service. 

Speaking about the partnership, Ranjeet Sudan, vice-president of NetApp's converged infrastructure group, said that Zensar offers the flexibility to enable a full cloud adoption model or hybrid model, and their expertise in managing and monitoring cloud platforms “aligns with our optimised solution offerings”. 

Last week, Zensar subsidiary Cynosure had showcased its digital-transformation solutions for the insurance sector, with an eye on the multi-billion-dollar global market. 

“Today’s customer is a digital buyer, and insurance companies need to be disruptive,” Kishore had said.

As part of the showcase, the company demonstrated a few solutions including two self-service mobile applications for insurance-claim applicants and policy holders which are built on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies integrated with Guidewire’s core systems. 

Guidewire is a US-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) firm that offers solutions for property and casualty insurance providers.

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