DXC to train 10,000 APAC employees in multi-cloud technologies by 2021

12 May 2020 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read

IT services and consulting firm DXC Technology has vowed to train 2,000 Asian employees in multi-cloud technologies by the end of this year, with Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines named among the target markets.

DXC Technology, one of the world’s largest IT services and consulting firms of its kind, has unveiled plans to train almost 2,000 employees across Southeast Asia and India in the areas of cloud architecture, security and operations before the end of the year. It follows a similar programme announced for 8,000 employees in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the recent launch of a VMware-powered cloud solution. 

“Customers in Asia are looking to rapidly modernise applications, migrate workloads and securely manage multi-cloud environments,” said Muralikrishna Rajagopalan, DXC’s Enterprise & Cloud Applications general manager for Asia. “The DXC programme serves as a platform for employee growth. It also opens up multiple opportunities for DXC in the region as it supports the direction our customers are moving towards.”

The ambitious up-skilling initiative will be delivered by certified instructors with a specific focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware solutions, and aims to develop a broad understanding of cloud technologies among participating DXC employees in order for them to better serve clients in the region in the design, deployment and operation of applications on cloud platforms.

DXC to train 10,000 APAC employees in multi-cloud technologies by 2021

“With a global skills shortage in cloud technologies, it is the perfect time for our employees to embrace this opportunity. We are equipping our people with the skills needed for the future so they can help our clients accelerate transformation and innovation during this crisis and beyond,” said DXC Technology ANZ managing director. Seelan Nayagam. “Now more than ever, technology is playing a critical part in how everyone works.”

Toward the end of last year, DXC launched a VMware-powered multi-cloud orchestration, automation and governance solution that transforms managed services delivery across any cloud through a self-service function, automation, and continuous delivery of IT services via an infrastructure-as-code (IaC) model. According to the firm, the universal cloud management platform accelerates time to market and helps optimise costs.

“Multiple clouds are the new reality, but managing those cloud environments can be complicated,” said DXC Cloud and Platform Services general manager Eugene O’Callaghan, “DXC Managed Multi-Cloud Services offers a holistic cloud management solution to speed up the pace of digital change in hybrid cloud environments, optimise workloads for cloud and traditional IT, and deploy the right workload on the right platform.”