Tata Consultancy Services, the information technology arm of the Tata Group, has tied up with Cisco Systems, US-
based maker and provider of computer networks and technologies to set up data centres.
The two companies also announced the formation of a Cisco Technology Lab at the TCS campus in Chennai.
The companies refused to divulge financial details of the deal.
“This strategic alliance illustrates Cisco commitment to building relationships with new partners in emerging parts of the world,” said Wim Elfrink, EVP, Cisco Services.
The companies would target multinational clients through the tie-up. Data centres are made of large networks of computers housed in buildings. They are used to store large amounts of information and are used by diverse companies including banks and telephone companies for keeping data about customers.
Under the agreement, TCS will build a new technology division focused on Cisco’s data centre networking and security solutions.
They would also jointly develop solutions that meet the infrastructure and network requirements of global corporations.