Global consulting and managed service provider HCL Technologies has launched a dedicated Amazon Web Services business unit, to help enterprises worldwide accelerate their cloud transformation journeys.
The unit within HCL will be supported by AWS' engineering, solutions and business teams. HCL currently holds five AWS competencies, has more than 10,000 professionals trained on AWS products and services, and now plans to boost this capacity to “more than 20,000 specialists”, it says.
As well as helping businesses to modernise their legacy systems and mainframe applications and reliably adopt cloud technologies, the unit will help migrate and manage firms' SAP workloads on AWS.
“HCL is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner capable of providing end-to-end roadmaps for adopting AWS to best serve our mutual customers, with a firm heritage in modernising infrastructure, applications and data,” said Doug Yeum, head of worldwide channels and alliances at AWS. “With the launch of its AWS business unit, HCL will leverage its vertical-first focus on financial services and insurance, telecoms and energy and utilities, plus deep technical expertise on SAP, contact centres, hybrid cloud and mainframe modernisation to transform businesses.”
“The AWS business unit is an important part of our larger #HCLCloudSmart strategy in servicing every aspect of cloud delivery to build effective ecosystems that help our customers stay ahead of their competitors,” said Kalyan Kumar, chief technology officer and head of ecosystems at HCL Technologies.
This September, Belgian communications service provider Proximus and HCL struck a cloud services agreement that aims to generate new enterprise business through Proximus' data centres.
In a partnership that will be fully operational from February 2022, HCL will operate and maintain Proximus' private cloud infrastructure and support the transition of Proximus' enterprise business unit to be a provider of hybrid cloud solutions in partnership with public cloud services firms – including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, among others.