Storage and data management company NetApp and India-based IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services have expanded their partnership to set up a NetApp-TCS Center of Excellence Lab and to launch a Global Onsite Residency Program at TCS’s Siruseri, Chennai, delivery center.
The lab and residency program will train and certify TCS employees on NetApp storage technologies and joint customer engagements. It will operate as an extension of the TCS Storage Center of Excellence in Lucknow. TCS will also build a managed services team that NetApp can use to manage customers’ NetApp and related storage infrastructure.
The partnership is expected to enable NetApp to centralize the deployment of professional services. It will also enable both the companies to develop joint go-to-market applications and offer stronger NetApp storage expertise within the TCS Infrastructure Services business.
TCS already uses NetApp’s storage applications as its underlying infrastructure for the SMB software-as-a-service applications market. The companies also have joint go-to-market teams in the US, India, and other large markets.