Wipro Limited announced plans to deliver the Wipro BoundaryLess Data Center (BLDC) solution built on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack to help customers expand their infrastructure capabilities beyond the traditional walls of the enterprise datacenter.
This joint offering will help Wipro’s customers benefit from an economic cloud model, in a hybrid environment across both on-premises data centers and the Azure public cloud. The Application Programmable Interface (API) compatible services of the Microsoft Azure Stack solution, running on premises, will enable workloads to be deployed on either Azure Stack or Azure public cloud without refactoring and changes. This will provide flexibility to enterprises in moving workloads back and forth based on business demands, security compliance and capacity requirements. Additionally, it will usher in agility and fast-paced innovation associated with cloud computing, enabling organisations to go beyond traditional data centers, transform and future-proof their business with a hybrid cloud solution.
The HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack solution channeled through HPE Flexible Capacity, will help customers reap the benefits of consumption-based IT services on-premises. Wipro will provide cloud assessment, planning, migration and support services on HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack and Azure public cloud in a managed services model.
Kiran Desai, Senior Vice-President and Head - Global Infrastructure Services, Wipro Limited said, “Today’s enterprises are keen to adopt the hybrid cloud model for their IT environment. Wipro’s BoundaryLess Data Center framework allows our customers access the right mix of private and public cloud platforms and delivers cloud services as an end-to-end lifecycle service. Wipro is closely working with HPE, the industry-leading provider of cloud infrastructure, and Microsoft, the industry leader in enterprise-grade hybrid cloud platforms to deliver flexibility and innovation. We are excited to leverage the unique capabilities of HPE and Microsoft to deliver a leading-edge hybrid solution for our customers.”
“Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Wipro have a longstanding 20+ years partnership, offering the benefits of Wipro’s business and industry leadership and HPE’s product and services portfolio. Our collaboration with Wipro on the HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack will maximize agility, simplify implementation and management, and better control costs and security, thereby making hybrid IT simple for our customers,” said Olivier Suinat, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Global Industries, Strategic Alliances and Inside Sales, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
The HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack solution will begin shipping in September 2017 from HPE and from partners, shortly thereafter. Wipro has been a part of Microsoft Azure Stack Early Adopter Initiative (EAI).
ELCINA HAILS PRIME MINISTER’S VISION OF A ‘NEW INDIA’ BY 2022
42nd EDITION OF ELCINA AWARDS CONTINUE TO SPUR EXCELLENCE AND GROWTH IN ELECTRONICS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, EXPORTS, QUALITY, BUSINESS EXCELLENCE, ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENCE
The newly elected ELCINA President, Mr. Pankaj Gulati has enthusiastically welcomed Prime Minister Modi’s campaign of ‘New India’ – a nation known for clean environs, a healthy populace, a vibrant democracy and a thriving economy with opportunity for all. Speaking at the ELCINA-EFY Annual Awards in New Delhi on 14th September, he said the PM’s invitation to industry to make India a manufacturing hub has received an excellent response from global leaders like Apple, Lenovo, Nokia, Panasonic and Samsung as well as Indian players looking to grow through technology transfer, product innovation and manufacturing joint ventures.
ELCINA has been awarding excellence in Research & Development, Exports, Quality, Business Excellence, Environment Management and Entrepreneurial Excellence. ELCINA awards instituted in 1974 have the distinction of being among the most respected and coveted recognitions of the India Electronics industry.
Mr. Pankaj Gulati dwelt on ELCINA’s strong commitment to creating an environment that will act as a catalyst to accelerate all-round growth of high value-added manufacturing in the country. “Our aim is to work closely with all stakeholders to enable local value addition, support acquisition of technology and facilitate joint ventures between Indian and global players. There is a strong need and a great opportunity to speed up the growth of electronics manufacturing in the country. This would benefit not only India, but also the regional and global electronics community by creating access to expanding global markets”, Mr. Gulati said.
The 42nd ELCINA Awards were presented by the Chief Guest Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India.
Mr. Sawhney particularly stated, “We recognise the Electronics sector operates in a fast-changing environment, which brings its own unique set of challenges for the industry. We understand there is tremendous scope for Electronics to grow in many new areas with the advent of IoT and the billions of sensors expected to be deployed in Communications, Energy, Transportation and Logistics. The Government is keen to understand the concerns of the Electronics industry, listen to your suggestions and walk the path together to ensure a conducive policy environment to take advantage of new technology and market disruptions like Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles and other items likely to witness mass adoption like mobile phones. There is a huge role that the Electronics industry can play in conjunction with the new generation of IT solutions and services. We in the Government would like to assure industry that we will review, update and optimise policy issues related to the Phased Manufacturing Programme, the Preferential Market Access and Electronics Manufacturing Clusters. The Electronics Development Fund which was envisaged some years ago has now started disbursal of funds to support start-ups.”
“We understand that Electronics manufacturing and exports have increased manifold, but at the same time imports have also increased in new areas. We would like to understand from you what are the initiatives that have worked, what are the things that are not working and how we can fix them to bring out an even better, new Electronics policy, NPE 2.0 for the country,” Mr. Sawhneyadded.
“I am happy to see Electronics players from all parts of the country being recognised for their business and innovation excellence. I congratulate ELCINA for keeping the flag of manufacturing flying high. My best wishes to all members for a bright future,” Mr. Sawhney concluded.
Secretary General, ELCINA, Mr. Rajoo Goel informed the gathering about ELCINA’s untiring efforts to support ESDM manufacturing in the country. He especially brought to the notice of the gathering that ELCINA’s initiative of setting up an Electronics Manufacturing Cluster at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan is at an advanced stage and invited industry players to seize this lucrative opportunity.
The Electronics Man of the Year, Mr. Vinod Sharma, MD, Deki ElectronicsLtd. stated “We are arriving at a critical juncture in our journey as a nation. Successful manufacturing requires that all socio-economic elements are aligned. The actors, enablers and drivers have to work together towards a shared vision. We have a government that's keen to deliver and keen to listen to us in the industry. Let's make the most if it. We have an immense opportunity and a huge responsibility – to create 25 million jobs in manufacturing by 2025.”