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Infosys Unveils Cloud Ecosystem Hub

Microsoft systems integrator partner and IT consulting giant Infosys recently launched its Cloud Ecosystem Hub, which is designed to help enterprises build, deploy and manage hybrid clouds.

The Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub combines the global company's consulting and development resources with the assets of the over 30 partners currently in the program, including Microsoft, VMware, Amazon Web Services, CA Technologies, Dell, Hitachi Data Systems, HP and IBM.

Enterprises using the Infosys service can implement cloud services up to 40 percent faster with 30 percent cost savings and a 20 percent increase in productivity versus going it alone, according to the company. Infosys said its self-service catalog allows enterprises to procure infrastructure and services to build and manage clouds running within an enterprise, through a cloud provider, while also enabling them to create a hybrid infrastructure.

In what Infosys calls a "smart brokerage" feature of the Cloud Ecosystem Hub, the system can intelligently choose and contrast cloud services from its roster of partners and takes into account various parameters such as quality of service requirements, IT assets, regulatory and compliance restrictions and cost issues, the hub procures the appropriate hardware, software and services.

"Our clients are dealing with complexities of a fragmented cloud environment," said Vishnu Bhat, Infosys VP and global head of cloud, in a statement. "The Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub provides organizations a unified gateway to build, manage and govern their hybrid cloud ecosystem. This solution allows clients to fully realize the benefits from the long-standing promise of the cloud."

Interarbor principal Dana Gardner described the offering as a "cloud of clouds." In a blog post he said, "I think Infosys's move also shows that one-size-fits-all public clouds will become behind-the-scenes utilities, and that managing services in a business ecosystem context is where the real value will be in cloud adoption."

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on August 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM


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