Mphasis, VMware partner to modernise enterprise IT services delivery

Mphasis, VMware partner to modernise enterprise IT services delivery
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15 Apr, 2020

Bengaluru-based information technology (IT) services firm Mphasis has partnered with cloud computing and virtualisation software company VMware to modernise and accelerate enterprise IT services delivery.

Clients of both companies in the US and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region can leverage the VMware Tanzu platform to build enterprise applications that can perform functions faster, while operating workloads on the cloud and managing their entire footprint, according to a statement.

Under the partnership, the companies said that they will help their enterprise customers transform the way they build, run and manage their applications by using Kubernetes as the common infrastructure substrate. Kubernetes is an open-source platform that automates the running, deployment and management of applications.

“Delivering to the Industrial 4.0 digital services demands require holistic enterprise agility from edge to cloud, to run a variety of complex workloads and mission-critical operations. The partnership will help our large enterprise clients with outcome-driven transformation,” Dinesh Venugopal, president of Mphasis Direct Digital, said.

The Tanzu portfolio and services of Palo Alto, California-based VMware enables considerable improvements in developer productivity to create modern applications, the company said. 

Accordingly, VMware can offer product building blocks and integrated solutions that are tested and proven, along with technical expertise, to accelerate software delivery across the data centre or on-premise, cloud and edge environments, it added.

“The collaboration with Mphasis on the VMware Tanzu portfolio will accelerate outcomes for our joint customers seeking to build modern applications and will also deliver better software to production,” Nick Cayou, vice president for alliances with system integrators and cloud service providers at VMware, said.

According to Mphasis, Tanzu provides companies a broader set of capabilities to address the market needs of a global ecosystem. 

“We envision a simplified, unified and accelerated transformation path for enterprises to achieve digital service delivery speeds and high resiliency in operations at lower costs,” Venugopal added.

Earlier this month, New York-headquartered private equity firm Blackstone acquired an additional 3.71% stake in Mphasis for Rs 483 crore amid the Covid-19 crisis and the drop in share prices in the stock markets. With this deal, Blackstone’s shareholding in Mphasis rose to nearly 56% from 52.2% as of December 31, 2019, as per Bombay Stock Exchange data.

Last month, Mphasis appointed Manish Dugar as its chief financial officer (CFO). He was earlier the CFO of IT services company Wipro, advertising technology firm InMobi and online doctor appointment booking platform Practo.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, VMware made its Workspace ONE platform, which supports remote-first workspaces and helps organisations accelerate the onboarding process, generally available. The platform helps IT administrators centrally control mobile devices as well as cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications of end-users from the cloud or from an on-premises deployment.