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Infosys partners Microsoft, Hitachi & Huawei on cloud, big data

18/09/2014 by


IT services major Infosys today said it has joined hands with Microsoft, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Huawei in a bid to expand offerings in Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Communication, Infrastructure & Data Centre Transformation segments. 

The Bangalore-based firm, which is a systems integration partner of Microsoft Corp, will also establish a global 'centre of excellence' for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning that will train over 1,000 engineers by the end of fiscal year 2015, it said in a statement. 

The country's second-largest software services firm in partnership with HDS, a subsidiary of Japan-based Hitachi, will offer enterprises infrastructure and data centre transformation solutions and will also set up a centre of excellence for 'pay-per-use' solutions, it added. 

Infosys has also entered into a global pact with Chinese firm Huawei for customers cloud, big data and communication solutions. 

The IT services major said it will build a broad range of predictive analytics offerings using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning to help enterprises adopt and use advanced analytic tools and algorithms. 

Infosys will accelerate its efforts to design frameworks, tools and accelerators to improve end user productivity for the digital workforce on Microsoft cloud platforms. These platforms, including Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, complement Azure solutions, it added. 

Meanwhile, the firms will jointly develop IT solutions that combine Huawei's cloud infrastructure and service expertise from Infosys. These solutions will target enterprise customers looking to modernise their operations by leveraging cloud infrastructure. 

Both parties will build reference architectures and standardised solutions for big data platforms, on Huawei hardware infrastructure, for joint go-to-market efforts. 

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