January 17, 2019

TCS recognized as a leader in cloud infrastructure brokerage and orchestration services by NelsonHall

Tata Consultancy Services’ Cloud Exponence solution for cloud brokerage and orchestration and its Enterprise Intelligent Automation Unit were cited as strengths

New York | Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been recognized as a leader in the NelsonHall NEAT for Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage and Orchestration Services.1

In an assessment of 12 global service providers, TCS has been positioned highly for both its ability to deliver immediate benefit and its ability to meet future client requirements. Cited as strengths were the company’s global delivery capabilities and its broad mix of geographic and industry customers. The report also highlighted TCS’s intellectual property, Cloud Exponence for cloud brokerage and orchestration solutions and its Enterprise Intelligent Automation unit that drives automation.

“Cloud enables enterprises to unlock new revenue streams in their journey to becoming Business 4.0™ organizations,” said Krishnan Ramanujam, president, business and technology services group, TCS. “Our leadership position in this report demonstrates our depth of capabilities, investments in innovation, and the resultant market success.”

TCS has a strong portfolio of end-to-end cloud services — Cloud Counsel, Cloud Mason, Cloud Migration, Cloud Pinnacle, and Cloud Exponence — spanning the entire cloud lifecycle for private, public, hybrid and multi cloud environments. TCS’s Enterprise Intelligence Automation unit applies the Machine First Delivery Model (MFDM™) through robotics, machine learning, and AI to its cloud solutions. TCS has deep relationships with all leading cloud technology providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google and others. In addition, for customers with special requirements, TCS’s Enterprise Cloud Platform offers a broad range of flexible private cloud infrastructure options.

TCS’s cloud brokerage services has the digital value broker capability to shift to project-based operations by moving brokerage to a 100 percent Agile and DevOps model. This is provided through Cloud Exponence, a multi-tenant cloud delivery platform designed by TCS. This platform allows enterprises easily manage environments spanning public, private and hybrid cloud, offering a high-quality digital user experience.

Salient features of the platform include a plug-and-play service delivery model with fully configurable functionalities, processes for cloud service delivery, a single console enterprise view across multiple cloud platforms allowing improved management and optimization using a digitized architecture library of application environments, a catalogue-based service model for customers to choose services on an as-needed basis, effective assurance of cloud security — leveraging standardized, uniform operational methodologies — and a machine-first approach and continuous integration / continuous delivery, using native cloud services.

TCS’s orchestration services leverage automation through ignio™ or any other third-party automation platform for provisioning, remediation, and operations blueprinting. These services include server management and automation with predictive maintenance and self-heal.

John Laherty, senior research analyst with NelsonHall, said, “TCS’s services look to embed intelligence, agility, automation, and cloud to support the evolution of Business 4.0 enterprises, which includes the smart orchestration of applications, technology platforms, and data. The company has a strong focus on Cloud Exponence, providing the self-service provisioning and orchestration across multiple tools that clients require. It is also placing focus on cloud management services in support of cloud brokerage and orchestration services, including governance, and business and digital metrics to drive the desired business outcomes, positioning it well to help clients achieve their objectives.”

“Our services are guided by the Business 4.0 thought leadership framework, location-independent Agile methods, and MFDM. Increased investments in proprietary platforms and solutions, along with our technical expertise, contextual knowledge and a customer-centric approach make us a preferred partner for enterprises in their transformation journey,” adds Krishnan Ramanujam.

1 Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage and Orchestration Services NEAT, NelsonHall, September 2018