HCL Technologies has become a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Premier Partner. The new partnership will help enterprises accelerate the adoption of GCP at scale and aims to strengthen its portfolio of cloud services. HCL is also an early adopter of Anthos, Google Cloud's new open cloud platform, helping its clients build and manage hybrid cloud services and modernise applications with containers and microservices architectures.
HCL's ISV Cloudification Factory will enable independent software vendors to modernise their products and make them available on the GCP marketplace, or SaaSify their products to run on GCP, it says.
"We are excited to collaborate with HCL on bringing the benefits of hybrid computing to our mutual customers," said Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate vice-president: global partner ecosystem at Google Cloud. "Our enterprise technology stack, in combination with HCL's reach in the enterprise customer space, global delivery capabilities and domain expertise, creates a unique experience for our joint customers and facilitates their digital transformation journey."
"Google Cloud's Anthos provides an easy way to integrate and build a true hybrid cloud," added Kumar. "With automation and operational governance at the core, and security and compliance built in, Anthos is ideal for delivering the digital services of tomorrow, today.
"Google Cloud Anthos' approach of technology modernisation, combined with architecture consistency and extensive ecosystem design, makes it our choice of partner for serving our customer's next-generation business objectives."
"The winning combination of GCP and HCL's managed services and engineering expertise will be a major enabler for the digital businesses of tomorrow," said Kalyan Kumar, corporate vice-president and chief technology officer: IT services at HCL Technologies. "HCL's global delivery capabilities and experience in cloud native services will drive transformation and support the rapid growth of hybrid cloud ecosystems. This will help our clients to create more responsive digital enterprises that drive business agility and accelerate innovation. The partnership also supports the continuation of HCL's Mode 1-2-3 strategy, as we extend the availability of our products and platforms via the GCP marketplace."
The partnership will see HCL create a GCP Centre of Excellence, to be embedded in its Cloud Native Labs in London, New York and Noida, to help customers experience the speed, scalability and innovation that GCP offers. HCL's Cloud Native Labs spearhead the adoption of Kubernetes and CloudFoundry ecosystems for its clients.
In addition, the Cloud Native Labs will offer cloud strategy, proof of concept building and cloud-native cultural transformation services for GCP. HCL will also implement an extensive internal training programme to enable its workforce to develop skills and become certified on GCP.