Daimler/Infosys collaborate on hybrid cloud and IT tech

By Georgia Wilson
Daimler and Infosys form strategic partnership to drive hybrid cloud powered innovation and IT infrastructure transformation in the Automotive industry...

In an announcement made by Daimler and Infosys the two companies have reported the formation of their long term strategic partnership to drive hybrid cloud powered innovation and IT infrastructure transformation. 

Following regulatory approvals Daimler will transform its IT operating model and infrastructure landscape across workplace services, service desk, data center, networks and SAP Basis with the help of Infosys. 

The partnership is expected to help the company to deepen its focus on software engineering, as well as establish a fully scalable and on demand digital IT infrastructure and an anytime-anywhere workplace.

Whilst the partnership will empower Daimler in strengthening its IT Capabilities, Infosys will also benefit from enhancing its expertise in the automotive industry. 

Key features of the partnership will include:

  • Leveraging Infosys Cobalt and cloud providers to accelerate Daimler’s multi-cloud journey, focusing on open source adoption
  • Developing a carbon neutral solution by consolidating and rationalising data centres in all regions
  • Standardising technology stacks by harnessing an ecosystem of ‘best-in-breed’ partners 
  • Establish a Zero Trust network with seamless technology upgrades
  • Harnessing AI that is persona-driven and cognitive to power an anytime-anywhere workplace solution

“Software becomes modular and IT infrastructure becomes big. Daimler will take three steps at once to transform its IT infrastructure: consolidation, scaling and modernization. We need to think about infrastructure beyond the size of our company. With Infosys we found a partner to scale, to innovate and to speed up. Moreover, this is a strategic partnership for Daimler’s IT capabilities and Infosys’ automotive expertise. Infosys wants to grow with us in the automotive industry, which gives career opportunities for our employees. With this partnership, Daimler also strengthens its overall technology investment and partnership strategy,” said Talking about the partnership, Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz.

“We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to support Daimler AG’s automotive vision. As we embark on this journey, we will bring together capabilities, ecosystems and a hybrid cloud infrastructure that will shape new experiences for Daimler AG and the industry at large. Infosys has deep expertise in helping our clients across the globe navigate their digital journeys, and as part of this strategic partnership, we look forward to setting a new standard for the automotive industry,” added Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Infosys.

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