Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540) (NYSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization and VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure today announced the strengthening of their partnership. TCS and VMware will jointly create pre-integrated and pre-tested solutions to accelerate the adoption and deployment of enterprise scale applications as well as end user computing solutions running on a software-defined data center architecture powered by VMware infrastructure.
The partnership aims to help enterprises achieve distinct IT outcomes for lower operating costs, increased performance, availability, reliability, security, and faster service delivery. Initially, the collaboration will provide offerings for SAP, Oracle, and Enterprise Analytics. TCS will provide architectural design, transformation, and operational expertise to allow customers to transform their business and applications. VMware will provide the industry’s most complete software-defined data center portfolio, including virtualized compute, network and storage utilizing VMware vSphere®, VMware NSX™, VMware Virtual SAN™ and VMware vRealize™ Suite. Customers will also have the option of deploying the applications on a hybrid cloud environment utilizing VMware vCloud® Air™.
To enhance customer evaluation, design and implementation, TCS and VMware will jointly create a new global customer Center of Excellence (CoE) with two data center locations in Milford, Ohio and Pune, India. The Center of Excellence will help enterprises achieve immediate Return on Investment (ROI) by combining TCS’ infrastructure transformation expertise with a software-defined data center architecture powered by VMware to enable a strategic evolution for the jointly developed offerings and solutions.
The CoE will also enable customers to beta test real-world application workloads and to assess the value and the effort to deploy applications in a software-defined data center.