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Gartner Positions HCL as the Leader for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America in Its Magic Quadrant

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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SUNNYVALE, CA: Gartner recognizes HCL Technologies (HCL) as a Leader for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America for 6th consecutive year for HCL’s 21st Century Enterprise strategy.

The strategy is a blueprint for re–aligning IT consumption formats to outcome–based, service–oriented, ecosystem–enabled, experience–centric and lean solutions. The motive behind building this strategy was to enable enterprises to be ‘agile as a startup’ while delivering like a ‘lean enterprise’.

HCL was evaluated in Gartner’s Magic quadrant report “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America” by David Edward Ackerman, William Maurer, Christine Tenneson. The Magic Quadrant focuses on management services for mainframe, centralized servers, public cloud brokering, SAP hosting and Oracle hosting environments. The evaluation is done depending on the ability of 19 top service providers to deliver data center managed services across North America.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant analyses a company’s completeness of vision and their ability to execute it. The four different quadrants are Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche players. Companies that have complete vision and are efficiently capable of executing them fall under Leaders. They are generally large and mature businesses. Challengers have the ability to execute, but short on vision. Businesses that are large and settled with minimal future plans fall under this. Visionaries are said to score lower on the ability to execute and higher on the completeness of vision. They are generally the smaller companies. Niche players are short of the ability to execute and completeness of vision.

“HCL has been a pioneer in introducing leading edge technologies and innovative engagement models to deliver superior business value to clients and stay ahead of the curve. We believe the recognition as a leader for the 6th year in a row is a rousing endorsement of our 21st Century Enterprise strategy” says Kalyan Kumar, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, HCL Technologies. “HCL has invested in a wide range of capabilities around next–generation IT and operations, as they relate to data–centres and cloud, with a focus on enterprise–grade hybrid cloud services and A.I.–enabled automation and orchestration. Cutting edge tools and frameworks such as DryICETMAutonomics and Orchestration, MyCloud, CART, HCL Gold Blue Print and MTaaSTM, as well as other IPs around PaaS, data analytics, enterprise applications and disaster recovery, have strengthened HCL’s leadership position in the global data center and cloud infrastructure market.” 

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