HCL Tech and Broadcom ink preferred services partnership agreement

Reports indicate that Broadcom Inc., a global supplier of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions, has entered into a global preferred services partnership deal with HCL Technologies, the Indian IT services company.

The Indian IT firm said in a statement that with immediate effect, HCL has become the preferred services partner for Broadcom’s enterprise software products (part of former CA Technologies). HCL would also deliver training and education as well as professional services.

The statement added that apart from these, a majority of professional services personnel from Broadcom with expertise in CyberSecurity, Agile and DevOps would transition to HCL Tech. However, the mainframe and U.S. public sector professional services group of Broadcom would keep on operating outside of the agreement as it is.

Further from the reports, the clients of Broadcom will have access to the technological expertise of HCL, across implementation, consulting and upgrade and support services, as part of the alliance recently announced.

Hock Tan, Chief Executive Officer and President of Broadcom, mentioned that this partnership signifies a crucial building block for the company as it expands its infrastructure software capabilities, which had been further advanced by last month’s acquisition of CA Technologies.

C Vijayakumar, Chief Executive Officer and President for HCL Technologies, was quoted saying that this collaboration underlines the company’s strong and growing relationship with Broadcom. The company would also be establishing a new Center of Excellence towards this partnership, with dedicated focus on enterprise software products from Broadcom to provide solutions for a better customer experience.

For the record, the category-leading product portfolio of Broadcom Inc. serves critical markets which include industrial, storage, wireless, broadband, software, networking and data center. HCL Tech provides multi–service delivery in crucial industry verticals which include Travel, Media, Publishing, Telecommunications, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Financial Services, Energy & Utilities and more.