Global services player HCL Technologies has formed a partnership with CSC to ensure that it is in a position to target those customers that are making the transition towards the cloud.
The tie-up will see the two firms create a 'delivery network' that will make it possible for customers to make the move from legacy technology to an alternative based in the cloud.
HCL will be providing systems integration and delivery capabilities to complement CSC's cloud expertise which includes the development of its own platforms, like ServiceMesh, to help customers get the right hosted environment.
The relationship will take a vertical approach, starting with banking and financial services before moving on to other areas, with HCL acting on Gartner's forecasts that the application services market is due to reach a value of $210bn this year.
“We are pleased to partner with CSC. The company’s strong technology portfolio and client base coupled with HCL’s robust system integration capabilities will be a formidable combination in the application modernization market,” said Anant Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer of HCL Technologies.
“Application modernization forms the first phase of HCL’s Digital System Integration strategy. Enterprises today view digitalization as a route to business model transformation. Organizations have not been able to accrue the potential benefits from digitalization, as they are shackled by legacy technologies," added Gupta.
In response, Mike Lawrie, CSC's president and CEO, said that the relationship would help customers looking to take advantage of the flexibility, operational agility and cost savings that the cloud could deliver.
“It is a recognition that IT service providers and delivery models must evolve from traditional tools and processes to more rapid application innovation, enabling businesses to compete in an ever-changing world," he said.