Google Cloud and HCL Technologies announce strategic partnership

Today, Google Cloud announced a broad alliance with outsourcing giant HCL Technologies Ltd. that will strengthen its go-to-market strategy.

The strategic partnership is geared towards enterprise-scale digital transformation, helping to drive adoption of Google Cloud solutions at scale at some of the world’s largest organisations.

As part of the partnership, HCL will also create a billion-dollar Google Cloud practice group, focused on several key industries including retail, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing and travel sectors.

“HCL and Google have a deep and long-standing relationship, and this new business unit is a strategic step forward in our partnership. I am confident that the Google Cloud Business Unit will accelerate execution of digital transformation of global organisations as well as incubate new IP and solutions that will redefine the market,” said C Vijayakumar, President & CEO, HCL Technologies.

Together, the companies’ joint investments will focus on helping customers advance their digital transformations through solutions covering:

  • SAP workload and application migration to GCP
  • Hybrid and multi-cloud deployments with Google Cloud’s Anthos
  • Adoption of leading Google Cloud data, AI, and ML solutions in areas like e-commerce, supply chain, and marketing
  • Application and data centre modernisation
  • Workplace transformation and collaboration with G Suite
  • DevSecOps and service orchestration

“The cloud is at the heart of innovation and digital transformation for enterprises, and unlocks new opportunities for them to tackle their most important challenges,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud. “Through our partnership with HCL, we can help organisations deploy Google Cloud broadly and at scale, and move their most critical, data-intensive workloads to GCP.”

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