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Wipro and Google Cloud deepen partnership

Wipro earns application development specialisation from Google Cloud following an earlier move to migrate SAP workloads to Google Cloud Platform

Wipro has earned the Google Cloud partner certification in application development, underscoring the deepening ties between the two companies to support and land cloud projects in India.

This marks the fourth partner specialisation badge that Wipro has received from Google Cloud, which will enable its team of certified professionals to speed up its customers’ cloud journey and improve their agility and adaptability with a focus on business outcomes. 

Ramachandran Padmanabhan, vice-president and global head of Wipro’s cloud transformation business, said the recognition from Google Cloud adds to the company’s list of qualifications from its peers and partners in technology.

“Our unique combination of specialisations in key areas like cloud security, migration, work transformation and application development will help develop innovative solutions for customers,” he said.

“This recognition will strengthen our credentials in application development and enable our customers to develop end-to-end digital transformation solutions on Google Cloud.”

Wipro’s latest cloud credentials follows the heels of an earlier move to adopt Google Cloud for its enterprise-wide SAP footprint in July 2020. At the time, it said it will modernise and transform its core enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to S/4 Hana and migrate the SAP workloads onto Google Cloud Platform to support its 180,000-strong workforce.

“As a provider of digital transformation services to some of the world’s most impactful businesses, it is critical that our own core systems and technologies are running on intelligent and modern platforms that encompass the needs of the future,” said Bhanumurthy Ballapuram, president and chief operating officer at Wipro.

“This transformation programme will help us to run our most business-critical workloads and applications with speed and agility and support our customers more effectively,” he added.

Separately, Wipro will also roll out G Suite for some of its employees as a workplace productivity platform. The company has a dedicated Google Cloud practice and has integrated Google Anthos into its services to support hybrid cloud deployments.

Besides Wipro, Tata Communications has also teamed up with Google Cloud to offer managed services in areas such as cloud architecture planning, workload migration and operational support.

Enterprises will get a single-pane-of-glass orchestration tool that integrates different enterprise IT environments into a single dashboard and offers a view of their IT utilisation across Google Cloud, on-premise and private cloud environments.

Tata Communications will also manage Kubernetes deployments on Google Cloud to support application containerisation efforts in hybrid multi-cloud environments.

According to IDC, over 60% of Indian organisations plan to leverage cloud platforms as they fine-tune their IT spending plans amid the ongoing pandemic.

“The current demands on enterprises to manage and optimise their cloud solutions has never been more important, especially in the wake of Covid-19 and our increasing reliance on cloud infrastructure,” said Rajesh Awasthi, global head of cloud and managed hosting services at Tata Communications.

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