Cisco and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have entered into a strategic alliance to develop and deliver information technology (IT) service solutions to help customers build or evolve next-generation data centres by taking advantage of the network as a platform. Under the agreement, TCS will build a new technology practice focused on Cisco's Industry-leading data centre networking and security solutions. The companies also announced the formation of a Cisco® Technology Lab at the TCS campus in Chennai, India.
Cisco and TCS are developing, go-to-market solutions that meet the infrastructure and network requirements of global corporations. Both companies will invest in skills development and training labs to provide an end-to-end solution to meet customer requirements. As part of the new practice, TCS will incorporate Cisco’s data center 3.0 technologies, with TCS' industry-leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing. The practice will focus on helping customers develop next-generation virtualized data centres and achieve greater operational and energy efficiency. The companies will also explore new networking innovations to address the needs of large and small businesses for IT services.
The TCS and Cisco strategic alliance will initially focus on India as well as mutual enterprise customers in the United States and the United Kingdom in the key verticals of banking and finance services, telecom, and government as well as small and medium-sized business.