Turbocharging the Move to Public Cloud in Canada

This blog post was written in partnership with Amazon Web Services.

It’s not news that cloud computing represents a fundamental shift in the delivery of IT services. “Public cloud adoption is accelerating in large part as enterprises recognize that the cloud has become the launchpad for virtually every new IT innovation in the last 24 months – including AI, blockchain, quantum computing and more. Organizations not on the public cloud will be increasingly isolated from the world of tech innovation,” said Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC.

As cloud computing enters its second decade, the government of Canada is taking aim and make sure it is using the cloud in delivering IT services. They’ve noted that adopting cloud computing will helps their government maintain IT service excellence during a period of increasing demand for digital services and timely access to emerging technologies.

To engender this vision, the Shared Services Canada organization – the central IT service provider of the federal government of Canada that delivers infrastructure services related to email, data centers, telecommunications, and workplace technology devices – recently announced the awarding of multiple contracts to six partners of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network for access to AWS cloud services. The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a global partner program that focuses on helping organizations build a successful AWS-based business by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support.

One of the APN partners authorized to sell AWS Cloud services through SSC is DXC Technology. DXC is an end-to-end IT services company that provides information technology and consulting services to businesses and governments. As an AWS channel reseller and a Premier Consulting Partner, DXC assists clients in discovering, migrating, modernizing and managing application workloads to the AWS platform.

DXC is a Premier Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) and is an AWS Managed Service Provider. DXC is headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia – but serves many local customers across Canada. It also holds multiple AWS Migration Competencies demonstrating technical proficiency with proven success in helping enterprise customers accelerate AWS adoption. DXC has more than 8,000 AWS Business and Technical Professional Accreditations, and more than 900 AWS certifications including associate and professional level certifications.

“We are differentiating our business by helping our customers go to market faster and by building automation into our processes using AWS,” said Paniraj Ananthasubramanya, Associate Director of Emerging Practice for AWS Solutions at DXC Technology.

DXC helps maximize cloud, public cloud and legacy infrastructure, with a focus on rapidly migrating the right workloads to the cloud, modernizing applications and securely managing hybrid environments. With over 10,000 AWS accredited professionals, DXC understands the complexities of migrating workloads to AWS in large-scale environments, and the skills needed for success. DXC bridges the gap in migrating applications to AWS environments. DXC has established AWS tailored roadmaps and processes for migration and for Cloud Native Apps for Digital Transformation. DXC is an AWS Premier Partner with a Migration and SAP competency.

Additionally, in August, DXC Technologies and Amazon Web Services announced that they are joining forces to build a new enterprise dubbed DXC-AWS Integrated Practice that will deliver IT migration services to clients around the world.

“Strong partnerships, such as DXC Technology and AWS, will help turbocharge this move to public cloud, while creating digital offerings that transform organizations and enrich relationships with partners, customers, and prospects.” said Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC.

To learn more about DXC, head here.

To read more about how Canada is continuing to expand its cloud strategy with AWS partners such as DXC, head here.

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