HCL Technologies sets sights on platform and middleware as the next logical move

This exclusive 451 research report provides deep insights into HCL’s platform and middleware approach. HCL has proven to be adept at capitalizing on the infrastructure services market with its Mode 1-2-3 strategy, and is now moving up the stack using a combination of its own IP, strategic partnerships and M&A activity.

In the hope of solidifying its leadership in the hybrid IT world, HCL has started adding new capabilities to the platform and middleware layers, growing beyond the infrastructure layer. Aside from partnering with Red Hat

and Pivotal for new growth opportunities and joint investments, HCL has invested in vendor-specific accreditations. There are more than 1,000 trained and certified architects for managed PaaS and middleware as a service. Armed with its hybrid cloud blueprint, which leverages a lot of its own IP for unified orchestration (HCL MyCloud) and reporting (HCL MyXalytics), as well as automation (DRYiCE), HCL is positioned to help customers migrate to the cloud in phases based on workload/app assessment

For its next-gen datacenter services, HCL focuses on value selling with four main approaches: U4X (Utility For Everything), VelocITy (mix-and-match technology platforms for SDI delivery), Infonomics (data management)

and ContainerizIT (containerized offerings).


  • HCL’s vendor-agnostic approach to technology implementation not only helps smooth transitions for existing customers, but also serves as a mechanism for new customer acquisition
  • On the network side, HCL has already invested in driving innovation in software-defined infrastructure by opening multiple labs and building out its ecosystem of SDI partners
  • HCL’s co-innovation mentality appears promising – what were once pockets of opportunities have become synergistically enhanced. Growing enterprise interest in platform-centric offerings should work in the company’s favour.

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Source: 451, HCL Technologies sets sights on platform and middleware as the next logical move, Agatha Poon, 20 March 2019

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