Noida based IT services major HCL Technologies has unveiled two new cloud-based solutions as part of its CloudSmart portfolio. While HCL SoFy is a new cloud native platform which will allow the firm to deploy enterprise software without vendor lock-ins, the secondary solution, HCL Now, is an as-a-service cloud offering that will allow for subscription-based packages.
HCL said that the two offerings are an outcome of investments the firm has made towards its long-term cloud native commitment. It has had 22 major product releases, 10 new product modules, and over 900 enhancements over the past year.
HCL SoFy and HCL Now are built on Kubernetes and will allow for more flexibility and easy migration across cloud providers.
“The foundations of Cloud Native and API First, gives our clients the ability to rapidly innovate – from automation, DevOps, commerce and marketing, digital solutions and security”, said Darren Oberst, senior corporate vice president and head, HCL Software.
Oberst added that this provided clients with strategic choices to avoid vendor lock-ins, allow for the mix-and-match of different cloud tools and for clients to build their own solutions architecture.
The new solutions will enable clients to adopt cloud native technologies of their choice. The features of SoFy will include access to 50 product components, access to 2000-plus Rest API endpoints and multiple cloud native demos. HCL also claimed that with SoFy, HCL software can be deployed in minutes and a multi-cloud strategy can be run on any public or private cloud.
As for the as-a-service offering, it will provide scalability with secure environments which will be deployed on a public cloud of choice. The subscription model will also offer software and customization investment portability to any public or private cloud provider. HCL also said it will provide shared initial investment to kickstart the transformation.