November 09, 2017

TCS launches enterprise cloud platform powered by Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

Tata Consultancy Services’ solution with Cisco offers a first-of-a-kind secure bi-modal cloud solution for enterprise clients

New York | Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in IT and networking, have deployed the Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) architecture for the TCS enterprise cloud platform.

Cisco ACI for TCS’s enterprise cloud platform provides a new, first-of-its-kind software-defined approach to solve common customer challenges with unified control of both physical and virtual environments. With enhanced security based on open standards and policy-based automation, the solution is designed to provide greater visibility into the network fabric and the applications that run on it. This enables enterprise customers who are operating in a legacy environment to adopt the Cloud through an easy transformation path by integrating the capability of Cisco ACI and Openstack (software that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter). This unique offering provides maximum security of the private Cloud while utilising Openstack’s core strengths.

As a result, new customer service solutions can be delivered to the market much more rapidly on the TCS enterprise cloud platform, delivering increased IT efficiency, reduced operational costs, and improved scalability for future growth, while optimising IT staff time to better service end customers. In addition, TCS enterprise cloud can more efficiently orchestrate multiple hypervisor workloads across different platforms.

“We are pleased that Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT service provider, has selected Cisco ACI for the TCS enterprise cloud platform,” said Ish Limkakeng, SVP of data center networking, Cisco.  “With Cisco ACI, TCS can more easily deploy and move application workloads across customer multicloud environments and accelerate digital business opportunities,” he added.

“Enterprises today are increasingly adopting a Hybrid Cloud strategy and hosting applications in a secure, agile, easy to deploy and manage IT environment,” said Raman Venkatraman, global head, alliances and technology unit, TCS. “Success of this strategy is dependent on the enterprise's ability to migrate workloads between different Cloud environments seamlessly, while remaining highly responsive to market dynamics and compliant with regulations,” Mr Venkatraman added.

“When enterprises are looking to scale up their infrastructure to address the growing demands of their business users, the successful demonstration of a Cisco ACI implementation will encourage other customers to adopt this technology rapidly,” added Dr Rajesh Srinivasan, global head, cloud sales and solutions, TCS Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit.

By leveraging the Cisco ACI architecture for the TCS enterprise cloud platform, customers will have a flexible, customisable and scalable Cloud, providing accelerated time to market and improved end-user experience.