HCLTech and Google Cloud strengthen their strategic partnership to support businesses’ digital transformation
The strategic partnership between Google Cloud and HCL Technologies (HCL), a preeminent global technology company, has expanded. HCL’s software offerings, beginning with HCL Commerce, will now be available on Google Cloud. The primary cloud platform for HCL Commerce will be Google Cloud, which offers a global, secure, and elastic infrastructure to support enterprises’ eCommerce strategy. HCL wants to use Anthos in this agreement to enable multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud deployments of HCL Commerce.
Leading, cloud-native commerce platform HCL Commerce is utilized by forward-thinking companies globally to generate over $100 billion in yearly customer revenues. HCL Commerce is currently at the forefront of many enterprises’ digital commerce strategy because of its proven track record of offering rock-solid performance, scalability, and functionality. It extends much beyond the initial transaction and enables companies to adapt to changing market circumstances. On the same platform, it develops creative merchandising strategies and quickly introduces new channels for business-to-business and business-to-consumer use cases. Due to this partnership, businesses can keep their investments in the dependable HCL Commerce platform while utilizing the global reach, security, and elasticity of Google Cloud by bringing HCL Commerce to that platform. With the Google Cloud Platform, Google has not surpassed expectations in terms of market share. Microsoft was also late to the cloud computing game. However, Microsoft has something that Google lacked: established connections and industry entrenchment. Through this relationship, Google earns additional recognition and authority in the enterprise and business sectors. Google enters a field where it has been challenging to gain ground against rivals thanks to HCL Commerce, which powers several significant commerce solutions for global companies. Google can now demonstrate how its corporate clients are resolving problems using its cloud portfolio rather than merely relying on point integration efforts. HCL has already revealed plans to use the entire Google Cloud Platform portfolio to give HCL Commerce the infinite scalability of cloud-native technologies. In fact, HCL clients may use Google Anthos right now to manage HCL Commerce deployments across several clouds. Many HCL customers already find the option to run the platform on any combination of on-premises and cloud deployments to be an attractive differentiation, and HCL continues to support all deploy patterns even with this release. This does not imply that HCL customers are now forced to run HCL Commerce on the Google Cloud Platform, though doing so might eventually offer some benefits. What this does mean for HCL Commerce is a clear roadmap and technology stack to leverage and influence within a world-class cloud environment without having to combine numerous point solutions from various vendors or attempt to develop its own proprietary technology in a market that is already crowded. In order to expand its offering, HCL Commerce has a strategic go-to for a broad range of cloud-native technology. It makes sense for organizations to be concerned about the rules that govern data in cloud deployments. Data is becoming a source of competitive advantage, and businesses are concerned about the privacy and security concerns that come with it. Google specifically acknowledges that it does not own the data used in these deployments, as do HCL and Google. Customers may take advantage of the cloud-native features that Google Cloud Platform has to offer without sacrificing data ownership or privacy. Customers of HCL Commerce will see a roadmap that maintains innovation on the same platform they already use with a predictable technology stack. As HCL adopts more of what Google Cloud Platform has to offer, this enables clients to better plan and synchronize their adoption of these features and capabilities over time. Customers of HCL Commerce can move to the cloud and cloud-native technology in a clear path without having to worry about being forced to switch from their current software to a new offering and distinct product roadmap. The product and software are the same whether you decide to use Google Cloud Platform, on-premises, Azure, Amazon, OpenShift, or any other cloud provider, individually or in combination. Whatever path their cloud journey takes, HCL Commerce customers can migrate to the cloud on their terms while remaining confident that the platform has a clear emphasis on the future.
The partnership will enable two new products that will help corporate clients migrate to Google Cloud more quickly and get the most out of their cloud investments. Additionally, a newly formed, fully committed HCLTech Cloud Acceleration Team will assist clients in reducing time-to-value with Google Cloud products and solutions by providing architectural expertise and sifting through business data to find special insights.