IT services provider Infosys said it would expand its Microsoft Azure consultants to 5,000 and employ 5,000 AWS-trained and 2,500 AWS-certified resources.
The significant expansion of Microsoft Azure consultants is aimed at automating migration to Microsoft products and accelerating Microsoft Azure-based and other digital transformations for clients.
Infosys has also announced an initiative with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to transition to the cloud faster. Infosys will use AWS to host Infosys technologies that will help enterprise customers securely adopt cloud-based systems swiftly.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the cloud infrastructure services market with a 31 percent worldwide market share in Q1 2016, said Synergy Research Group.
Infosys and Microsoft
Infosys will provide offerings to accelerate the adoption of Azure, Analytics and SQL Server 2016. Clients can leverage solutions such as the Healthcare Analytics Suite along with migrations of a range of technologies including Mainframe and Linux.
Infosys will expand the availability of its products on Azure, in addition to Finacle, to clients.
Infosys, along with Microsoft, will build design tools, solution frameworks and accelerators to automate a significant part of the effort required by clients to migrate and manage their implementations on to Microsoft products.
Infosys will build a global capacity of more than 5,000 consultants skilled on Azure within the next few years.
The two companies will establish a global Azure Innovation Center to proliferate the development of innovative solutions and offerings.
Judson Althoff, president – Microsoft North America, said: “Our efforts will allow both companies to meet the explosive demand of a new generation of solutions powered by Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics.”
Infosys and AWS
Infosys and AWS will enable clients to move enterprise workloads including mainframe and enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the AWS Cloud.
Infosys will leverage AWS’s offerings around analytics to provide insights and enable enterprises to gain competitive advantage in their industries.
Infosys will also support enterprises in their transition from legacy technologies to AWS Cloud.
Infosys is creating a dedicated AWS Cloud Center of Excellence across all Infosys Service lines, and Infosys will employ 5,000 AWS-trained and 2,500 AWS-certified resources focused on AWS services.
Mike Clayville, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Business Development, Amazon Web Services, said: “The collaboration with Infosys will help accelerate organizations’ legacy workload migrations to the cloud by empowering them to rapidly achieve the agility benefits of moving to AWS.”