TCS, IBM partner to power digital enterprise transformations

TCS, IBM partner to power digital enterprise transformations
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18 Jun, 2020

Information technology (IT) services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Armonk, New York-based IBM announced today that they have expanded their alliance to help clients accelerate digital and cognitive enterprise transformations to IBM public cloud using IBM Cloud Paks.

Under this partnership, Mumbai based TCS will establish an IBM enterprise cloud architecture Unit, which will include technical professionals from both companies, the company said in a BSE filing. 

TCS and technology giant IBM plan to co-develop solutions designed to help clients migrate workloads across applications, analytics, data estate and platforms using IBM Cloud Paks, enterprise-ready containerized software solutions running on Red Hat OpenShift, it said.

“TCS has been partnering with leading corporations in their growth and transformation journeys, helping them accelerate their application modernisation and cloud migration initiatives with its Machine First approach. The outcome is a robust, flexible and future-ready digital core that enhances the enterprise’s resilience and adaptability,” Raman Venkatraman, global head - HiTech and Professional Services Industry Unit, TCS said.

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According to the filings, TCS will offer services around IBM’s cloud-native and open technologies leveraging IBM Cloud Pak portfolio, including IBM Cloud Paks for applications, data, integration, automation, multicloud management and security.

These services can help clients migrate, manage and transform their enterprise workloads and applications on the IBM public cloud, it said.

“This collaboration with TCS can help businesses accelerate their digital transformation by developing cloud-based technologies leveraging Red Hat OpenShift. TCS’ experience in IT consulting across industries combined with IBM’s cloud platform and Cloud Pak solutions can help clients speed their journeys to the cloud.” Bob Lord, senior vice president, cognitive applications, Blockchain and Ecosystems, IBM.

On Monday, IBM announced that it is acquiring cybersecurity vendor Spanugo for an undisclosed amount to bolster its financial public cloud offering. The integration of Spanugo’s software into IBM’s public cloud will help meet the security demands of clients in industries with high compliance and regulatory needs.