Noida, India – 30th October 2017 – HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, today announced a collaboration with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, to offer HCL Application Platform–as–a–Service (PaaS) services to enterprise customers globally. The collaboration combines Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with HCL’s unique next–generation IT transformation and operations capabilities to deliver a holistic application PaaS solution, accelerating the process of building modern digital and cloud–native applications for 21st century enterprises.
“In line with our stated Mode 1–2–3 strategy, HCL continues to invest in skills and developing partnerships for next–generation Mode 2 services, addressing digital business transformation needs for customers with cloud as a key technology platform,” said Kalyan Kumar, Chief Technology Officer – IT Services, HCL Technologies. “This collaboration positions HCL and Red Hat to play a leadership role in the global application PaaS market. While Red Hat offers award–winning container application platform technology, HCL will be the global systems integrator for consulting, architecture & designing, integrating, building and running the solutions for enterprises.”
“At Red Hat, we very much look forward to this collaboration with HCL, a leader in designing and building innovative solutions for enterprise customers. With HCL’s expertise combined with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, developers can experience a reduction in time-to-market and complexity in bringing enterprise applications to production, helping them to focus more on innovation,” said Julio Tapia, Director – OpenShift Partner Ecosystem, Red Hat.
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform brings Linux containers and Kubernetes to enterprises. It enables organizations to evolve and develop applications faster with improved efficiency and agility, without worrying about many of the typical complexities of managing underlying infrastructure.
The HCL and Red Hat* collaboration aims to power infrastructure and development environments with artificial intelligence and machine learning, leveraging DRYiCETM, HCL’s award–winning orchestration and autonomics suite. In addition, the companies are also collaborating to develop accelerators to help customers build cloud–native solutions in a predictable, repeatable manner that can help smoothen customers’ digital transformation journeys.
*Red Hat and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global IT services company that helps global enterprises re–imagine and transform their businesses through Digital technology transformation. HCL operates out of 32 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 7.4 billion, for 12 Months ended 30th September, 2017. HCL focuses on providing an integrated portfolio of services underlined by its Mode 1–2–3 growth strategy. Mode 1 encompasses the core services in the areas of Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services, leveraging DRYiCETM Autonomics to transform clients' business and IT landscape, making them 'lean' and 'agile'. Mode 2 focuses on experience–centric and outcome–oriented integrated offerings of Digital & Analytics, IoT WoRKS™, Cloud Native Services and Cybersecurity & GRC services to drive business outcomes and enable enterprise digitalization. Mode 3 strategy is ecosystem–driven, creating innovative IP–partnerships to build products and platforms business.
HCL leverages its global network of integrated co-innovation labs and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic multi–service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing, Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 119,040 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
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