Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub: First Unified Enterprise Gateway to a Hybrid Cloud Environment

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infosysAug 8, Bangaluru: Infosys Technologies announced the ‘Infosys Cloud Ecosystem’, which it calls ‘The First Unified Enterprise Gateway to a Hybrid Cloud Environment’. Infosys’s comprehensive solution enables enterprises to create, adopt and manage various cloud services across the ecosystem. Companies will be able to subscribe to the most relevant IT & Business services through the self-service catalogue feature.

Cloud computing allows storage of data and access to software on a pay-per-use model, helping companies to cut costs as they do not have to invest in infrastructure.

“After 5-7 years, 60 per cent of the IT workload is expected to be on the cloud, which is a mix of public and private cloud. The solution is aimed to help companies manage fragmented IT environment, providing a unified platform and seamless experience,” Infosys vice president and global head (cloud), Vishnu Bhat said.

The Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub has what it calls a “smart brokerage” feature, which is an enterprise-wide decision support mechanism to select, compare and deploy cloud services from across providers, Bhat said. Decisions can be based on an evaluation of over 20 parameters such as quality of service, technology compatibility, regulatory compliance needs and total cost of ownership of application workloads, he added.

“The solution will provide a single-window view of the ecosystem and brings cohesion into an otherwise fragmented IT environment — across private and public cloud with on-premise IT. It enables easy monitoring of cloud resource usage and optimises utilisation,” Bhat said.

Infosys like other Indian outsourcers who are mainly into custom software development and maintenance, are looking at building businesses around customers’ adoption of the cloud. It said in July it has 3,000 staff in its cloud practice, and executed over 150 cloud-related projects, including multiple application migrations and re-hosting of mainframe applications to private clouds.

Indian outsourcers can play only a limited role in the cloud market, primarily in systems integration, because they own neither the applications nor the hosting infrastructure, said Sudin Apte, principal analyst and CEO of Offshore Insights, a research and advisory firm. The new offering from Infosys will help it draw attention to its systems integration and other services, he added.

Positioned as a “cloud ecosystem integrator” Infosys is working with over 30 providers of cloud infrastructure, applications and platforms including Amazon Web Services, CA Technologies, Dell, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft and VMware to build connectors between these various technologies, and also offer to customize the applications and services to meet specific customer needs, Bhat said.

Customers will be given a variety of options in their engagements with vendors, and will for example have the option to tie up with a cloud infrastructure provider or leave it to Infosys to manage the relationship with the provider, Bhat said. Infosys will also host for customers in certain situations.

Infosys collaborates with over 30 of the world’s leading providers of Cloud infrastructure, applications and platforms including Amazon Web Services, CA Technologies, Dell, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Microsoft and VMware among others. As a Cloud ecosystem integrator, Infosys brings industry leading Cloud capabilities while providing the convenience of single-point accountability.

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