Wipro & Red Hat team up, aim to modernize cloud applications

Wipro and Red Hat have collaborated to launch a cloud application factory helping enterprises to streamline customers’ time-to-market by deploying modern applications

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IT, consulting and business process services company, Wipro, has extended its partnership with open source solutions provider, Red Hat, to set up a cloud application factory. According to the companies, the factory is designed to offer developers and IT teams a repeatable and rapid methodology for application modernization across public, private, and hybrid clouds.

The joint offering has been built to address the need of enterprises to support legacy applications in a cost efficient manner and also the need to quickly develop new cloud-based applications that enable innovation and can drive business process transformation.

“We have strengthened our alliance with Red Hat to build and deploy an effective and scalable team execution methodology to meet joint customer interest, today and in the future,” said Andrew Aitken, General Manager and Global Open Source Practice Leader, Wipro Limited.

Wipro’s cloud application factory will have a dedicated services team that will help drive the strategy, design, and delivery of next generation applications globally, using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

“It’s exciting when considering the potential innovation that customers can enjoy with Wipro’s Cloud Application Factory powered by Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. This is really about helping to streamline customers’ time-to-market by deploying modern applications, in a scalable and repeatable way,” said Julio Tapia, director, OpenShift Partner Ecosystem, Red Hat.

Using the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform customers can develop cloud-native applications without having to rewrite their legacy applications. Traditional applications can coexist alongside new, cloud-native and container-based applications.

Taking Red Hat’s offering into consideration, Wipro claims to provide dedicated IT consulting and services teams to help customers with application life cycle management, via specific roadmaps, frameworks, and best practices.

The company claims that this service will be performed from the initial discovery phase, to the strategy and design phase, to the stage when customers are ready to build a production environment. Both companies will ultimately provide a scalable factory approach to developing next generation applications.

According to the partnership the Cloud Application Factory will deliver a consistent application platform for public, private, and hybrid clouds, reduced time to market for new applications and features, a unified methodology developed by dedicated architecture experts, comprehensive interoperability planning of client’s legacy and cloud-native applications, as well as the ability to leverage the global open source community to drive innovation.

Wipro and Red Hat have been strategic partners since 2006 to develop open source technology for enterprises. The companies jointly offer middleware migration, business process management and integration, cloud and network function virtualization and open data centers to organizations.

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