This will be the largest dedicated team from an IT services provider for Google Cloud, top executives at both firms told ET.
HCL will set up three Google Cloud-specific labs, one each in Dallas, London and Noida. HCL will work on pilots for clients and enable their shift to Google’s cloud platform.
Google and HCL Technologies will jointly market the solutions to clients, with Google’s senior architects and development team supporting HCL to adopt its cloud platform.
“HCL and Google have a deep and long-standing relationship, and this new business unit is a strategic step forward in our partnership. I am confident that the Google Cloud Business Unit will accelerate execution of digital transformation of global organizations as well as incubate new IP and solutions that will redefine the market,” said C Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies.
Both firms will focus on solutions for SAP workload and application migration to Google Cloud, push hybrid and multi-cloud deployments with Google Cloud’s Anthos among others.
“The cloud is at the heart of innovation and digital transformation for enterprises, and unlocks new opportunities for them to tackle their most important challenges,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud. “Through our partnership with HCL, we can help organizations deploy Google Cloud broadly and at scale, and move their most critical, data-intensive workloads to GCP.”