TCS drives success with help from IBM PartnerWorld Competencies

By | 3 minute read | December 2, 2020

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Today, many organizations across industries are migrating their data, workloads and applications to the cloud as part of their digital transformation journey. Although moving to the cloud offers benefits like greater scalability, better cost effectiveness, enhanced security and accelerated adoption of technology, it comes with its own set of challenges, which mainly center around managing the complex migration process with resiliency and security. This needs careful planning, a clear understanding of the benefits, risks and costs involved and knowledge of the tools and services that will help facilitate the migration.

The move to cloud comprises two major stages: migration of enterprise workloads and modernization of existing applications. Once an enterprise has decided to take this road, the first stage of the cloud journey is workload migration, where the maximum workload is virtualized as much as possible to increase scalability, availability and rapid deployment. Experienced service partners that can offer the required tools and expertise to help ensure a smooth and secure transition can make a big difference.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and IBM recently announced they were expanding their global alliance to help clients accelerate their digital and cognitive enterprise transformations. The IBM Enterprise Cloud Architecture Unit that TCS has set up as part of this expansion includes have technical professionals from both companies working together to develop solutions that are designed to help clients migrate workloads across applications, analytics, data estate and platforms. These solutions use IBM Cloud Paks, enterprise-ready containerized software solutions running on Red Hat OpenShift.

Among the offerings from this alliance are three solutions that have recently achieved the new Build and Service Competencies from IBM’s PartnerWorld Program.

Earlier this year, IBM announced a reimagined PartnerWorld Program with new Build and Service tracks. The tracks are tailored with benefits aligned to Business Partners that build their own IP, whether that is in the form of an application or a service. Within these tracks, Business Partners have the opportunity to showcase their technical expertise and customer success by achieving Build and Service Competencies.

TCS has achieved three of IBM PartnerWorld’s new competencies. Their first achievement was for the Industrial and Manufacturing Build Competency for AiR (AI Repository) built on IBM Cloud Pak for Data, which contains AI solutions (algorithms and models) for a range of industries and functions. These solutions act as a starting point and a single stop for data scientists and AI developers and are designed to solve their specific industry problems.

The second PartnerWorld competency that TCS achieved was for their service, VMware Migration Factory, which operates the complete lifecycle of VMware workload migration to IBM Public Cloud, including pre-sales support, solutioning, project delivery and handover. VMware Migration Factory is designed to allow IT organizations to modernize Data Centers and adopt technology that meets their business needs. Designing this solution entailed acquiring the VMware Workload Migration to IBM Public Cloud Service Competency. The new Service Competency gives TCS the ability to showcase their technical proficiency and customer success of migrating VMware workloads to IBM Public Cloud.

This competency can enable you to help your clients migrate, manage and transform their enterprise workloads and applications on the IBM public cloud.

Most recently, TCS achieved a third Application Modernization Service Competency. TCS’s Application Modernization Service accelerates and customizes cloud migration and modernization offerings delivered through joint TCS-IBM solutions. TCS has built efficient cloud assessment, foundation, migration and modernization offerings on target IBM Cloud platforms. As a result, TCS is engaged with different customers to modernize their applications and run on hybrid multi-cloud platform Red Hat OpenShift.

Interested in fast tracking into one of these competencies?

Here’s how you can get your technical validation by following these steps:

  1. Create a new service. Upload your service in the directory. If your service is already uploaded, you can skip this step.
  2. Nominate your service for a technical validation. As part of the submission, please provide documents like a client facing presentation, architectural diagram and documents showing security and compliance criteria.