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Watch: Narsimha Rao Mannepalli on Infosys Cobalt, resilient cloud architecture for enterprises

19 Nov, 2020

In late August, information technology (IT) services major Infosys launched Cobalt, a set of services, solutions and platforms providing over 14,000 cloud assets and with 200 cloud solution blueprints. 

Through Cobalt, Infosys plans to help businesses build new cloud-first capabilities to create seamless experiences and create space for itself in the growing cloud market. The company says Cobalt can be used irrespective of whether the customer has a public, private or hybrid cloud profile. 

According to an August 2020 report by researchandmarkets.com, the cloud computing market size is expected to grow from $371.4 billion in 2020 to $832.1 billion by 2025 at a compound annual growth rate of 17.5%. 

In November, the company also launched an integrated artificial intelligence (AI) offering, which it said would help enterprises ease the transition in moving to the cloud. Called as the applied AI, it would help enterprises with tools to build their AI cloud, access open source AI software as a service on their hybrid cloud infrastructure as well as utilise edge capabilities. 

In an interview with TechCircle, Infosys top executive  Narsimha Rao Mannepalli unpacks the Cobalt solution and explains how it helps companies stay ahead of the curve. 

Mannepalli is the executive vice president, head - cloud infrastructure and security solutions and head - Infosys validation solutions.  

He also spoke about how cloud and the digital strategy has now become a critical boardroom component and laid down how CIOs can build a resilient cloud architecture to grow in a post-pandemic cloud-driven world. 

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