IT services firm HCL Technologies has announced the launch of the shared data center as a service (Shared DCaaS) to offer customers shared and dedicated data centers along with regulated workloads in catalog-based model. This solution will address security, compliance, and cost-related concerns, and offer enterprises more control across different cloud environments.
“Our Shared DCaaS offering, powered by HCLTech ‘Utility for Everything’ (U4X) consumption model, is designed to accelerate hybrid cloud-based digital transformations with subscription options that align with customers’ specific needs and are scalable to their growth,” said Rampal Singh, vice president and head, Hybrid Cloud Services, HCLTech.
HCLTech’s shared DCaaS is suited for critical and highly regulated industries like financial services and healthcare, the company said in a statement. It will be offered as a subscription service and give customers the flexibility to customise their product to meet specific business needs.
The Shared DCaaS offering is built on IBM Cloud for VMWare solution, leveraging its 100+ bare metal configurations that allow a 50% reduction in the number of servers required and about 30% reduction in the total cost of ownership. “Built on IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, this is an exciting service offering that can help to streamline critical business operations for clients through flexible pricing and offerings,” said Steve Smith, General Manager, Global Systems Integrators, IBM.
Notably, HCLTech is an IBM Ecosystem Business Partner and has worked with IBM to help clients accelerate digital transformation by integrating hybrid cloud and AI technologies. The Shared DCaaS offering will allow clients to host their application workloads through managed services and deliver hybrid cloud benefits.
In separate news, HCLTech announced a grant of $5 million over five years to combat climate change and restore biodiversity across the Americas, this week. Every year, three non-profit organisations will get a total grant of $1 million (one will receive $500,000 and the other two will get $ 250,000 each).