HCL is positioned as a Leader in the 2019 Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Managed Cloud Services IDC MarketScape study.
As per the report, HCL has built a standalone Cloud Services unit with dedicated business leadership and investments to address cloud opportunities. This unit works closely with all HCL service lines and verticals to ensure the latest cloud-related expertise, innovation, and ecosystem partnerships are leveraged in current and future engagements.
HCL's Cloud Migration Framework is a structured, highly automated, and tools-driven approach that leverages several in-house IP assets to streamline and expedite clients' movement to cloud. The framework utilizes HCL's patented "Cloud Readiness Assessment," which uses over 20 parameters across technical, business, compliance, and security to perform a cloud readiness analysis of client environments. This is followed by in-depth analysis of the existing applications around performance, architecture, code, and SLAs to develop migration recommendations and plans; and execution of the "Build, Migrate, and Stabilize" phase. Finally, the governance and automation phase drives efficiency and reduces risk and potential downtime. This comprehensive migration offering ensures that up to 98% of HCL's managed cloud services deals include cloud professional services (e.g., cloud assessment; advisory, implementation, and migration services).
HCL leverages over 65 global innovation labs and centers of excellence to support the delivery of its managed cloud services through a host of technology, service, and industry-specific innovations. HCL also boasts a high proportion of its managed cloud services engagements featuring the use of innovative technologies such as cognitive/AI (60%+) and IoT (20%+). Finally, about 60% of HCL's MCS deals feature some amount of cloud-native development, all of which point to an unambiguous commitment to leveraging the cloud as a medium to deliver innovation to customers.