Bangalore, India and Santa Barbara, California, USA - February 29, 2012:
Wipro Infotech, the India, Middle East and Africa business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced that it has established a partnership with Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the most widely deployed open source on-premise infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud platform.
Cloud computing is enabling enterprises of today to vary their asset footprint and build scalable designs that respond to market needs. As a part of the collaboration, Wipro Infotech will offer the Eucalyptus' Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution as part of its end-to-end enterprise cloud computing offering. Wipro will provide integrated solutions for planning, building, and managing scalable, elastic cloud services for enterprises.
"Our partnership with Wipro will provide customers with the expertise to quickly deploy reliable, cost-effective on-premise clouds," said Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. "As one of the world's leading IT consulting organizations, Wipro provides a 'one-stop shop' for customers looking to architect their applications and infrastructure for the cloud. This partnership will play an important role in enabling enterprises to transform their IT operations so that they have the flexibility and scalability to meet business demands." As part of the Eucalyptus - Wipro partnership, the companies plan to deploy a cloud computing Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE is a Wipro hosted Eucalyptus cloud computing environment specifically designed to allow customers to easily and securely test cloud services, migrate current applications, and rapidly develop and deploy new cloud applications.
"Eucalyptus provides an enterprise ready, open source cloud platform that will serve as a core part of our complete technology-and-services cloud computing solutions. We strongly believe in our partnership with Eucalyptus as they have enabled the deployment of over 25,000 clouds in more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies. This expertise will help Wipro customers optimize spend and increase business agility in increasingly competitive markets," said Achuthan Nair, Sr. Vice President & Business Head – Professional Services Division, Wipro Infotech.
Wipro and Eucalyptus will hold a Webinar on "How to Transform Enterprise Applications to On-premise Clouds with Wipro and Eucalyptus" on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:30 pm PT / Thursday, March 15 at 10:00 am IST. To register, please visit: www.eucalyptus.com/webinar/wipro-eucalyptus-webinar.
About Eucalyptus Systems
Eucalyptus Systems provides IT organizations in enterprises, government agencies and Web and mobile businesses with the most widely deployed cloud software platform for on-premise Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). To date, over 25,000 Eucalyptus clouds have been started all over the world, including more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies. Eucalyptus is specifically designed for enterprise cloud use, and the software platform is uniquely suited for private cloud or hybrid cloud computing. Built as an open source cloud product, Eucalyptus supports the industry-standard Amazon Web Services (AWS)cloud APIs, as well as all major virtualization platforms including Xen, KVM and VMware vSphere, ESX and ESXi. The company has an active and growing ecosystem of customers, partners, developers and researchers that benefit from Eucalyptus' open, fast and standards-compliant path to cloud computing. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit www.eucalyptus.com.
About Wipro Infotech
Wipro Infotech, a division of the US $7 billion Wipro Limited, provides enterprise customers with high value Information Technology Products, Software Services, Solutions and Consulting Services in India and the Middle East. Headquartered at Bangalore, Wipro Infotech serves customers in India through a network of 22 offices and 170 service locations across the country. It also has regional offices across the Middle East serving the region.
About Wipro Ltd
Wipro Limited provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering System Integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. Wipro's ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our website at www.wipro.com
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