Wipro and Micro Focus launch AWS cloud migration lab in Sydney

11 November 2021 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read
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A new cloud migration lab has been launched in Western Sydney as a joint collaboration between IT consulting firms Wipro and Micro Focus.

Established in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the ‘Legacy Migration and Modernisation Lab’ will offer a hands-on demonstration to Australian and New Zealand companies seeking to optimise their capabilities for the cloud.

“We are excited to collaborate with AWS and Micro Focus to launch this lab and enable our customers who continue to rely on legacy systems to drive core business functions, simplify, and modernise applications to the cloud,” said Satish Wadhwa, Vice President at Wipro. “This lab will showcase our joint offerings to modernise the legacy ecosystem and help clients continually transform their expensive and monolithic platforms.”

Wipro and Micro Focus launch AWS cloud migration lab in Sydney

Based at Wipro’s AWS Launchpad in Parramatta, the new lab, in addition to helping clients reduce operational costs, mitigate application-modernisation risks, and become more agile, will serve as a training ground for testing mainframe app-modernisation scenarios, allowing businesses to conduct training and demonstrate proof of concepts in real-time. The hosts say that these advanced capabilities will allow customers to innovate faster.

The new offering has evolved from an existing partnership, noted Brent Butchard, ANZ Sales Director at Micro Focus. “Micro Focus and Wipro have a long history of delivering mainframe-modernisation projects in Australia and New Zealand. Our co-investment in a local mainframe modernisation lab builds on our relationship, and will help clients improve the time to value associated with their mainframe modernisation and transformation.”

The establishment of the local lab follows Wipro’s recent announcement of a $1 billion investment into cloud technologies, acquisitions and partnerships over the next three years under the banner of a newly launched ‘Wipro FullStride Cloud Services’ practice, which brings together the firm’s existing cloud capabilities underpinned by almost 80,000 cloud professionals. The gambit also follows a similar $3 billion cloud investment by Accenture.

“Today, cloud adoption is at the core of any IT transformation initiative, and our clients have been turning to Wipro for help with this. With our $1 billion investment in cloud capabilities we are in a far stronger position to simplify, orchestrate and accelerate the cloud journey for our clients,” said CEO Thierry Delaporte, a Capgemini veteran who took over the helm at Wipro in the middle of last year.

The Indian-origin firm also noted that Australia and New Zealand form one part of six focus regions that comprise Wipro’s APMEA Strategic Market Unit, having already built up its local presence over the past two decades on the back of local acquisitions such as subsidiary Designit’s pick-up of Syfte.

Wipro has also been busy in the M&A space at the global level of late, including the $1.5 billion purchase of financial services management consultancy Capco.