Virtusa: Grow your digital business with the cloud

Moving to the cloud is not a question of if and why, but when and how, is the message of Anirudh Joshi, senior vice president and head of Cloud Americas, at Virtusa.

Joshi described the benefits of migrating to the cloud for businesses, noting that it will give them “the scalability, flexibility and competitive edge” during his timely chat with Technology magazine.

Speaking from his office in Toronto, Joshi stressed that it’s more important than ever for organizations to move to the cloud as COVID-19 has reshaped the industry landscape and those who have taken the plunge are proving more efficient. than those who hesitated.

Joshi leads cloud transformation in the Americas (which accounts for 80% of global business). He highlights how Virtusa brings its engineering expertise in cloud transformation to deliver digital infrastructure, analytics and intelligence, customer experience, applications, DevOps and security – to help build the digital businesses of tomorrow.

“It became very clear during the pandemic that these cloud businesses recovered much faster than those that weren’t. They were able to weather the pandemic and the disruption much better than businesses that didn’t were not on the cloud This was due to their flexibility, scalability and speed, which the cloud offers and is difficult to match by alternative technology.

“The sooner we bring our technologies to the cloud and leverage the power of the cloud, the easier it will be for companies to accelerate their innovation and gain competitive advantage. That’s why moving to the cloud is not not a question of if and why, but when and how.

The power to achieve digital transformation

Founded in 1996, Virtusa is a strategic digital engineering partner for some of the world’s most trusted companies in banking and financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, life sciences, media and entertainment and high technology. Its Digital Transformation Studio (DTS) provides a unique combination of engineering tools, industrial assets and a team empowered to drive over 30% speed efficiencies in achieving digital transformation.

Using a combination of digital strategy, digital engineering, business implementation, and IT platform modernization services, Virtusa helps clients successfully execute end-to-end digital transformation initiatives.

Virtusa engages its customers to reinvent their business models by introducing innovative products and services. As a result, its clients are able to drive business growth through digitally-centric customer experiences, while consolidating and modernizing their IT application infrastructure to support digital business transformation.

“At Virtusa, we drive transformation at the pace and with the passion of a startup, with expert execution on a global scale,” said Joshi, who started with the organization in October 2020.

“My role is to create the solutions and service offerings we provide to our customers and to determine how we can partner with them to accelerate their transition to the cloud. We look at how we can help them move faster, make them more efficient, and give them an edge in their business, both digitally and non-digitally. »

Joshi said that as companies move forward in their cloud journeys, Virtusa has a unique value proposition in influencing those journeys, at scale, in three different dimensions: imagine, accelerate and optimize.

The combination of frictionless technology delivery and deep industry expertise helps businesses move faster. Virtusa helps customers progress to their optimal business state and achieve rapid and continuous returns on their investments.

How Virtusa strengthens customer relationships:

  • Full-scale speed
  • Deep history of engineering
  • Commercial and industrial orientation
  • Digital transformation studio
  • Talent development pipeline

Cloud services include:

  • Strategy and assessments
  • Migration
  • Cloud-native engineering
  • Data and analytics
  • SaaS applications
  • Open Innovation Platform
  • Security
  • Managed cloud

Virtusa is working to accelerate cloud migration and modernization for its customers with industry-leading solutions, Joshi commented.

“We have built, and we continue to build, specific cutting-edge solutions, which we build ourselves and in partnership with some of the specialist niche companies in the industry. This is so businesses can accelerate the move to the cloud. Building models, tools, and assets can integrate with technology so they seamlessly integrate with how technology is adopted and moved to the cloud.

Virtusa solutions such as vPaac (Patterns as a Code – focuses on migration and modernization through IaC) and vGovern (multi-cloud governance solution) are examples of solutions designed to help enterprises accelerate and stabilize their cloud journey through automation, DevOps and security. .

Automated governance

Commenting on automated governance in a multi-cloud environment, Joshi said, “Companies don’t want to put all their eggs in one basket, in terms of putting everything on Azure, AWS or GCP. Private cloud companies use multiple clouds , so governance can’t just be some process practice where people and manual governance are out of the question.When you have such a complex landscape of multiple clouds and multiple technologies, automated governance, which focuses on continued security compliance with data operations, is definitely becoming a necessity and a norm rather than a nice to have.

Joshi said the next 12 to 18 months will focus on helping customers move to the cloud and establish secure and robust operations. “We need to look at how we differentiate the solutions we have and how we help our customers evolve their cloud journey from pilots to applications. We also need to build secure and robust cloud operations with multi-cloud governance, which supports governance and ongoing cost optimization. Doing both will be a very solid foundation of security and compliance. Finding the right blend of rhythm between all of these areas is key for Virtusa moving forward.

Partnership with CoreStack

As a leading service provider, Virtusa has established extensive relationships with leading technology organizations. One of their main partnerships is with CoreStack, which Joshi says has been successful.

He highlighted the importance of having CoreStack in his ecosystem. “CoreStack’s combination of being a startup focused on artificial intelligence (AI)-based cloud governance and flexibility, and their vision for the evolution of technology allowed us to adapt to our own blueprint in this space.”

CoreStack updates cloud governance best practices for cloud operations, security, compliance, access, and resources by implementing a well-architected framework that achieves seamless, integrated governance across FinOps, SecOps, and CloudOps.

Joshi summed up the urgency for businesses to move to the cloud, saying it’s difficult for a single on-premises system to match. “The cloud offers flexibility in terms of the wide range of innovation services available. Moving to the cloud today isn’t an option, it’s a necessity.

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