Bengaluru-headquartered Information Technology services and consulting major Infosys Ltd and Microsoft have announced a multi-year strategic engagement with Ausgrid. The partnership will accelerate the cloud transformation for the largest electricity distributor for Australia’s east coast, said a statement issued by Infosys.
“Accelerating our cloud transformation journey in partnership with Infosys and Microsoft allows us to improve the reliability of the network, keep downward pressure on electricity prices and bring new services to market at speed and in a cost-effective manner,” said Nick Crowe, acting chief information officer at Ausgrid in the statement.
Adoption of cloud is a key enabler for Ausgrid to increase the agility, security, and resilience of business operations. Infosys said the cloud program is designed to reduce Ausgrid’s cost of ownership and improve the performance of its IT systems and applications.
As part of this strategic engagement, Infosys and Microsoft are helping Ausgrid address these challenges by modernising its application landscape and optimising the IT infrastructure. The cloud-driven transformation program launched in mid-2020, is being delivered through a phased approach leveraging a cloud management platform combined with managed services.
“Our engagement with Ausgrid has expanded to include this strategic cloud transformation initiative, leveraging Infosys’ Cobalt ecosystem of platforms, solutions and services as well as our deep expertise in the utility industry. This engagement further strengthens our global collaboration with Microsoft, and our joint value to the industry,” said Anand Swaminathan, executive vice president and global industry leader of communications, media and technology at Infosys.