Infosys launches cloud services platform Cobalt to drive enterprise cloud journey

Infosys launches cloud services platform Cobalt to drive enterprise cloud journey
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21 Aug, 2020

Information technology (IT) services firm Infosys has launched a set of services, solutions and platforms to accelerate the cloud journey of enterprises. 

Dubbed Cobalt, the portfolio offers around 14,000 cloud assets with 200 top cloud solution blueprints available in the industry, the Bengaluru-based company said in a statement.

According to Infosys, Cobalt helps businesses redesign themselves and also build new cloud-first capabilities to create seamless experiences. This can be created irrespective of the customer's cloud profile whether it is public, private and hybrid cloud as well as across platforms as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) landscapes. 

By leveraging Cobalt’s community, enterprises can rapidly launch solutions and create business models to meet changing market needs while complying with the most stringent global, regional and industry regulatory and security standards, Infosys said. 

According to the company, Cobalt cloud community will gradually expand to include startups, partners, academia, gig workers and citizen cloud developers. However, enterprises can have ready access to a growing portfolio of over 200 cloud-first solution blueprints and Infosys own existing platforms can deliver ready-to-launch applications.

Businesses can also work with Infosys Cobalt Labs, located at Infosys global digital centres to co-create new solutions and accelerate such solutions speed to market, the company said adding that labs work with the Infosys partner ecosystem to prototype industry solutions as well.

“The future of enterprise cloud strategy will be shaped by three key factors – speed-to-market, innovation at scale, and security of the ecosystem – this is the foundational construct of Infosys Cobalt.  We will set up a proven and optimal foundation for cloud-led transformation that will accelerate the next phase of growth and market leadership for businesses,” Salil Parekh, CEO, Infosys said.

Infosys said the Cobalt will also take care of the regulatory and security compliance, along with technical and financial governance that is built into every solution. Its acquisitions of Salesforce partner companies Fluido and Simplus, will expand its enterprise cloud capabilities.

Early this month, National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) had signed up Infosys for the digital transformation of its transaction banking business by using its banking software Finacle's cash management suite. 

In July, New York-based energy and utility company Consolidated Edison Company (Con Edison) had chosen Infosys to aid with the digital transformation of its customer service capabilities. 

During the June quarter, Infosys had posted better than expected earnings and also forecasted its revenue growth for the full financial year 2021 in the range between 0% and 2%. 

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