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The IBM Ecosystem Unit of HCL will help clients leverage IBM Cloud capabilities to transform mission-critical workloads

HCL Technologies (HCL), today announced a new collaboration with IBM to help clients accelerate their digital transformation by migrating enterprise mission-critical workloads to the IBM public cloud. The IBM Ecosystem Unit (IEU) at HCL will assist clients, including those enterprises in regulated industries such as financial services, telecommunications, life sciences & healthcare and energy & utilities, to develop digital and cloud-native solutions that will help advance their cloud journeys. These solutions will be built on the IBM public cloud using IBM Cloud Paks, containerized software running on Red Hat OpenShift, and Watson-powered advanced data and analytics.

HCL’s IEU will offer a wide spectrum of services and solutions, leveraging IBM Cloud, data & analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning capabilities and security to foster innovation for enterprises. Clients can participate in design workshops and remotely access the best technology from the company’s Cloud Native Labs located in the United States (Dallas), United Kingdom (London) and India (NCR), which fully support IBM Cloud and Red Hat environments for proof of concepts and solution building.

“In line with HCL’s vision and strategy, this new chapter in our relationship with IBM is an affirmation of our strategy in responding to a changing world. Leveraging the IBM public cloud will enable HCL to work with enterprises in regulated industries such as financial services.” said Kalyan Kumar, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IT Services, HCL Technologies. “Currently our DRYiCETM portfolio runs on IBM public cloud. This collaboration will be extended to HCL’s product portfolio, which includes the development of new SaaS offerings on IBM Cloud.”

"We see increased demand for companies in many industries with sensitive data, such as financial services and telco, to migrate their critical workloads and applications to the cloud," said Bob Lord, Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications, Blockchain and Ecosystems, IBM. "I see the flexibility and security of IBM's hybrid cloud platform built with Red Hat OpenShift at the core, combined with HCL's expertise in technology services, as a clear differentiator. Together, we can help clients maximize value and accelerate their digital transformation to any cloud environment, including the IBM public cloud."

HCL is part of IBM’s hybrid cloud ecosystem, an initiative to support global system integrators and independent software vendors that will help clients modernize workloads with Red Hat OpenShift for any cloud environment, including the IBM public cloud. The IBM public cloud is one of the industry’s most secure and open public clouds for business. With its security leadership, enterprise-grade strength and support for open source technologies, the IBM public cloud is designed to differentiate and extend on hybrid cloud workloads for enterprise workloads.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy through its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of ideapreneurship™ enables businesses transform into next-gen enterprises.

HCL offers its services and products through three business units - IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in areas of Applications, Infrastructure, Digital Process Operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering while under P&P, HCL provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized under Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services.

As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability and education initiatives. As of 12 months ended June 30, 2020, HCL has a consolidated revenue of US $ 9.93 billion and its 150,287 ideapreneurs operate out of 49 countries. For more information, visit https://www.hcltech.com/

 

The IBM business model is built to support two principal goals: helping clients succeed in delivering business value by becoming more innovative, efficient and competitive through the use of business insight and information technology (IT) solutions; and, providing long-term value to shareholders. The business model has been developed over time through strategic investments in capabilities and technologies that have the best long-term growth and profitability prospects based on the value they deliver to clients. The company's strategy is to focus on the high-growth, high-value segments of the IT industry. The company's global capabilities include services, software, hardware, fundamental research and financing. The broad mix of businesses and capabilities are combined to provide business insight and solutions for the company's clients.

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