This week Indian outsourcing giant Infosys is launching a new platform for managing cloud services in enterprise environments.
The Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub is touted as a “self-service catalog” that lets users mix and match offerings from different vendors. There’s a ‘smart brokerage’ feature that can be used to assess 20 parameters that Infosys provides, including a quality of service rating for each provider, technology compatibility and compliance.
Infosys cloud head Vishnu Bhat praised the latest addition to his company’s portfolio, saying,
“The solution will provide a single-window view of the ecosystem and brings cohesion into an otherwise fragmented IT environment — across private and public cloud with on-premise IT. It enables easy monitoring of cloud resource usage and optimises utilization.”
The Ecosystem Hub is the result of a collaboration between Infosys and 30 major cloud service providers, including AWS, VMware, Microsoft and CA Technologies. Bhat says that his company is targeting both new and existing customers across a broad range of industries: financial services, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, utilities and others.
The pitch is that Ecosystem Hub can accelerate time-to-market of cloud services by 40 percent, improve productivity by 20 percent and reduce associated overhead by a third.
Infosys is the third largest player in the Indian IT market, and has benefiting a lot from the cloud’s international success so far.
Zinnov Management Consulting recently released a report that outlined this vertical’s performance in the Indian market, and pointed at tremendous growth in 2011.The firm estimates that revenue was somewhere between $860 million and $912 million, with the private cloud accounting for about 80 percent and the public cloud for the rest. Zinnov estimates that the latter segment generated between $160 million to $190 million in sales last year.