- IT consulting firm Wipro is creating a new business unit to focus on enterprise adoption of VMware cloud and hybrid workforce software, the companies announced Tuesday.
- The new unit, which deepens an existing partnership, will target companies in banking and financial services, healthcare and consumer and retail industries, the announcement said.
- The collaboration will streamline VMware implementations, accelerating application deployments and “simplifying the management of multi-cloud infrastructure,” Jason Eichenholz, SVP and global head of ecosystems and partnerships at Wipro, said in the announcement.
The strategic partnership provides VMware with premium access to Wipro’s extensive global client base and adds to the consulting firm’s arsenal of enterprise solutions.
As part of the agreement, Wipro has committed to fielding a team of 5,000 cross-trained VMware cloud services professionals in the next two years, the release said.
As the economy shows signs of slowing down, companies aren’t targeting IT spending or cloud investments for cutbacks. Instead, they’re banking on the efficiency gains and competitive enhancements of modernization to ride out the storm. Spending on cloud software solutions is expected to see a sizable bump.
VMware, currently in the final stages of a $61 billion merger with Broadcom, has built its identity on platform-agnostic cloud solutions for hybrid-cloud ecosystems, according to John Annand, principal research director at Info-Tech Research Group.
The merger was approved by VMware stockholders on Friday.
The new business unit was created to “help clients realize better, faster value from cloud investments,” Monty Bhatia, VP of GSI at VMware, said in the announcement.