Infosys expands partnerships with Microsoft & Hitachi

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Bangalore: Infosys has announced the expansion of their decade-long partnership with Microsoft Corp. to help enterprises transform their business and tap opportunities in a cloud-first, mobile-first world.

As one of Microsoft’s leading systems integration partners globally, Infosys has thousands of Microsoft Certified Professionals. It will now expand its capabilities for analytics and other service offerings on Microsoft technologies. Infosys will also establish a global centre of excellence for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning capable of training more than 1,000 engineers by the end of fiscal year 2015.

Infosys also announced the expansion of its partnership with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) to bring next-generation infrastructure and data center transformation solutions to enterprises. The new solutions will help improve operational efficiencies and facilitate smooth transition of their IT infrastructure to new cloud-based environments.

Infosys will also establish a centre of excellence to co-create pay-per-use solutions with HDS. Enterprises can then convert a significant share of their capital expenditure, related to infrastructure and data centre management, into operational expenditure.

Ravi Kumar, Executive VP & Global Head, Alliances, Infosys said, “Software is changing the world and Microsoft is a longstanding partner in this revolution. Together we have transformed businesses and redefined the way enterprises use computing technologies. Now, our customers are asking us to help them tap the power of new opportunities in areas such as analytics and mobility as they set the course for their growth. Expanding our partnership at this crucial time will allow us to take the best of Microsoft technologies to help enterprises craft their strategies for a new era.”

U B Pravin, COO, Infosys said, “Growing our partnership with Hitachi Data Systems will enable us to bring together our complementary capabilities around cloud and big data to help our customers enhance their IT infrastructure with new technology solutions. Infosys and Hitachi Data Systems will help enterprises implement infrastructure and data center solutions faster, and at lower costs. Our partnership will also give enterprises the much needed flexibility to plan and progress their transformation to next-generation IT infrastructure seamlessly, and without being daunted by huge capital outlays.”

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