TCS inks hosting infrastructure and Cloud service deal with ABB

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced its deal with ABB Information Systems for transforming its hosting infrastructure and cloud service management.
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The Swiss-headquartered ABB selected TCS, a leading IT services provider, as its service partner for rationalizing IT Operations (code named: Program RIO) and intends to increase the flexibility, scalability and resilience of the hosting services delivered to the business.

ABB said in July that ABB chief digital officer Guido Jouret will leave the engineering company as part of new CEO Bjorn Rosengren’s plan to scale back its centralised operations and empower its individual businesses.

TCS today said it will function as ABB’s managed service partner with full responsibility in hosting infrastructure and cloud service management. TCS competes with Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, IBM, DXC, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, among others, in the IT services business space.

TCS will transition from ABB’ incumbent and steer the transformation journey in a structured approach along with ABB. TCS will optimize, simplify and improve the quality assurance of services via automation and consolidation of services housed in ABB’s strategic datacenters and remote sites, with a cloud-first approach. This will be done in-line with ABB’s new operating model.

ABB will use TCS’ cognitive automation software called Ignio to harness the power of AI, machine learning, and advanced software engineering to autonomously resolve issues and make the infrastructure stack self-healing and resilient.

TCS will deploy its Machine First Delivery Model to reduce operating risk, boost velocity and enhance resilience. TCS Intelligent Cloud Migration Continuum (iCMC) solution will be used to create an optimized transformation roadmap that lays out the migration sequence tailored to meet the business needs.

“Our investments coupled with unmatched industry expertise and contextual knowledge have made us the preferred transformation partner for progressive manufacturing organizations,” said Susheel Vasudevan, business group head, Manufacturing & Utilities, TCS.

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