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Decoding Successful IT Automation

Automation, along with its many promises, also carries stigmas, preconceptions and misconceptions that are frequently overlooked. Read this newsletter to be aware and prepared for some of the pitfalls that lie ahead.




IT that powers the 21st Century Data Center

HCL’s vision of the 21st Century Enterprise encompass a modern data center for your organization and includes data center infrastructure services that are service-oriented. We help our customers adopt best-in-class next-generation Hybrid data center architectures with strong IT Service Management process automation and service orchestration at its core. This enables enterprises to be agile and IT to be free to create united experiences for its users.

HCL Next Generation Data Center and Cloud services

More than 40 Fortune 500 companies depend on HCL to harness the power of cloud and virtualization technologies to power their demands of business growth and superior digital experience. HCL has helped more than a hundred complex, global data center migrations successfully and currently we manage more than half a million servers globally with best in class uptimes and customer satisfaction scores that have become the envy of the industry. HCL delivers a broad range of services across the data Center management portfolio which includes:

Data Center management

What Enterprises Can Expect

HCL’s customer aligned NGDC services offers solutions based on disruptive technology, flexible commercial models & global delivery models to meet business case objectives across industries

Value to Business

Value to End Users

Value to IT

  • Organization wide competency in providing DC and Cloud transition, migration, consulting, system integration & operations services to customers across the globe
  • Build a service oriented, future-ready IT infrastructure
  • Implement Hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Greater agility to deliver business services that are more automated and responsive than ever
  • Strong automation and process frameworks
  • Certified and tested reference architecture based solutions
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improved operational excellence
  • Software defined and controlled infrastructure
  • Service based process & integration


HCL’s Solutions for 21st CE Enterprise


HCL Enterprise MCOD stands for HCL Enterprise Managed Compute on Demand. It is the HCL Cloud services offering that encompasses the underlying Cloud fabric, Cloud orchestration layer and the entire breadth of HCL managed services. MCOD is architected and designed specifically to meet the requirements of the enterprises that emphasize on Hyperscale Cloud Providers for their workload deployments, as it fulfils the required security needs and helps adhere to every compliance requirements.


RECOVERNXT CLOUD is a fully automated DR on Cloud solution for x86 physical and virtual workloads. By leveraging the power of Cloud, HCL offers RECOVERNXT CLOUD on a pay-as-you use model, whereby a customer pays only for the DR instances at the time of actual DR or DR Drill. This gives tremendous flexibility to the customer to upscale and downscale its infrastructure and save big on licensing as well. RECOVERNXT is the only solution which creates single click disaster recovery and has the integrated backup capability that eliminates the need for expensive backup solutions.


BackupNXT is fully automated BACKUP on Cloud solution which leverages the power of deduplication, compression, encryption and WAN optimization in consonance with Public Cloud as the target storage. It is designed, architected to ensure that it seamlessly integrates the on-premise backup infrastructure setup to Cloud. Aimed to reduce the administrative overhead, discovery and restore cycle, storage footprint in legacy estate etc., this solution is intended to help align the backup strategy for the customers with HCL’s blueprint for the Enterprise of Future


ROBOace offers to reduce the overall infrastructure footprints scattered unevenly across the globe, and provide centralized management of the resources. This solution provides end-to-end management of ROBO sites covering every track therein - applications, infrastructure, security and network. Depending upon nature of applications, it proposes deployment over cloud (SaaS/PaaS/IaaS), site consolidation (many-to-one), and modernization of infrastructure for local applications.


HCL’s Cloud Assessment and Readiness Tool (CART) enable organizations to assess their “Cloud-readiness” using a powerful self-driven analysis. With CART 2.0, HCL simplifies cloud readiness with powerful new capabilities like advance visualization features, dependency mapping and building a better business case on cloud for customers. Enterprises tasked with steering their business through cloud migration can leverage CART2.0 for a fully automated performance and migration assessment with meaningful data to successfully size, scale, price, deploy and validate IaaS solutions based on their current infrastructure.

HCL MyCloud – A one stop solution to effectively run and manage your Hybrid Cloud infrastructure.

HCL MyCloud is an easy to use, web based infrastructure management solution. It provides organizations with a slick interface to effectively manage and control their hybrid Cloud infrastructure. It enables organizations to achieve improved service levels, increased availability and reduced IT cost. Apart from these benefits they also gain increased visibility and control over the underlying cloud infrastructure.

Data Center and Cloud Automation: DRY ICE

DRYICE is the name of HCL's Automation and Orchestration platform. HCL DRYICE comprises of Automation & Orchestration bonded as a single service which enables the 21st Century Enterprise to be “Agile as a startup” while delivering like a “lean enterprise”. Components of DRYICE can be applied to achieve automated distribution and optimization of workloads in a Hybrid Data Center environment. It can also help one achieve automated event resolution based on predictive analytics.

HCL SDI Innovation Garage

HCL’s SDI Innovation Garage is an on-demand suite of lab services that offers enterprises streamlined processes and an overall ecosystem for technology evaluation with accessible environments, proven architectures and subject matter experts. This state of the art facility at Chennai has first of its kind and purpose-built SDI (Software defined Infrastructure) Lab and availability of fully equipped hyperconverged infrastructure systems. Accessible over the internet, the SDI innovation garage offers integrated suite of lab services which can shorten proof of concept time from months to weeks.

HCL is positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center and Infrastructure Utility  Services, Europe, by DD Mishra, Claudio Da Rold, Gianluca Tramacere, Philip Dawson, Gregor Petri, David Groombridge (27th June  2016). In this report, Gartner evaluates 17 leading providers in the European Data Center and Infrastructure Utility service market according to their execution and strategic vision for the future of DC and IUS services. HCL is the only Indian Origin service provider to be rated as Leader

* HCL is positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center and Infrastructure Utility  Services, North America, by David Edward Ackerman, William Maurer, Christine Tenneson(7th July 2016). In this report, Gartner evaluates 19 providers in the North American Data Center and Infrastructure Utility service market according to their execution and strategic vision for the future of DC and IUS services. HCL is the only Indian Origin service provider in the Leaders quadrant, and we have been rated Leaders for sixth time in a row.

*Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

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