DXC opens cloud center of excellence to develop new enterprise solutions for Google Cloud
Google Cloud is getting a powerful new ally in its quest to take on cloud market leaders Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure: DXC Technologies, which is building a cloud center of excellence to develop new enterprise-class solutions and systems that run on the Google Cloud Platform.
The Lowdown: DXC Technology, the global systems integrator that was once EDS and spun out of Hewlett-Packard, is opening two development centers with Google’s support. The Google Cloud Platform Center of Excellence (COE) and Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence centers will host collaborative programs to develop industry-specific cloud solutions for the insurance, energy, consumer manufacturing, retail, and financial services sectors.
The Details: Google and DXC are investing in the development of new cloud migration and transformation capabilities that will bring more enterprises and enterprise-class workloads into the Google Cloud. The partnership and the development centers will focus on the creation of application migration to the Google Cloud, next-generation e-commerce capabilities, managed infrastructure and platform services, artificial intelligence-driven analytics, mobile device management, and support for SAP applications.
Additionally, DXC and Google will co-develop training programs to enable professionals on the operations and management of cloud-based systems and Android mobile applications.
The Buzz: “Our new Google Cloud partnership will benefit clients looking to go to the next level in their digital transformation,” said Edward Ho, executive vice president and general manager, Offerings, DXC. “Google Cloud’s leading infrastructure, products, and solutions — together with DXC’s deep industry expertise and leadership in AI and machine learning — will define new pathways for enterprises to access, manage, and leverage data-intensive workloads on a global scale. The resulting insights will enable clients to provide more personalized, tailored digital solutions — while capitalizing on the capability, value, and benefits of an open, collaborative, and secure cloud.”
“We’re excited to work with DXC to help organizations modernize their IT systems and to accelerate the adoption of Google Cloud solutions within DXC’s extensive customer base,” said Carolee Gearhart, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales at Google Cloud. “This partnership combines DXC’s trusted experience in IT management and modernization services with Google Cloud’s leading infrastructure and cloud capabilities, creating new pathways to the cloud for thousands of enterprise customers.”
Channelnomics Point of View: The DXC and Google Cloud collaboration reflects how vendors and partners can work together in the development of market development, technical capabilities, and customer experiences. While not expressly stated by the two companies, the note of co-investment in the partnership is likely the culmination of market analysis, goal setting, and joint planning to justify the expense relative to the potential return on investment. Even at smaller scales, any vendor and partner can replicate what DXC and Google Cloud are attempting.