While the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India is incubating lot of hopes for a fruitful relationship between the two states in the future, India's most reputed and one of the largest software services firm Infosys and China's Huawei Technologies have also announced their partnership.
The partnership is targeted to offer enterprise cloud, big data and communication solutions. "This collaboration offers enterprises easy access to an analytics platform without the need for big investments and extended time-to-market," said Vishnu Bhat, senior vice-president and global head of cloud services, Infosys.
Moreover, the Bangalore-based firm has also expanded its partnership with US-based tech giant Microsoft on cloud services and with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a subsidiary of Japan-based Hitachi, on infrastructure and data centre solutions.
Infosys, a systems integration partner of Microsoft, will also establish a global 'centre of excellence' for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning that will train over 1,000 engineers by the end of fiscal year 2015, it said in a statement.
Infosys will accelerate its efforts to design frameworks, tools and accelerators to improve end user productivity for the digital workforce on Microsoft cloud platforms. These platforms, including Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, complement Azure solutions, it added.
And with regards to its partnership with HDS, Infosys will offer enterprises infrastructure and data centre transformation solutions and will also set up a centre of excellence for 'pay-per-use' solutions. Also, Infosys' Cloud Ecosystem Hub, a solution that helps firms build and manage a unified hybrid cloud environment, will be integrated with Hitachi's Unified Compute Platform (UCP) to reduce time-to-market and simplify complex migrations.
China has committed $20 billion investment in India over the next five years and has agreed to provide greater market access to Indian products in farm, pharma and gems & jewellery sectors, with a view to reducing trade gap.