Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), India’s largest software services exporter, has partnered with VMware Inc., a global cloud and virtualisation software services company, to open a global customer Center of Excellence (CoE) with two data centre locations in Milford, Ohio and Pune, India.

“Through the joint CoE, TCS and VMware are bringing together solutions to help enterprises realize the benefits of the software-defined data centre," said Todd Surdey, vice president, strategic alliances and emerging partners, VMware, in a statement.

The partnership aims to help enterprises achieve lower operating costs, increased performance, availability, reliability, security, and faster service delivery. Initially, the collaboration will provide offerings for software platforms like SAP, Oracle, and enterprise analytics.

“With the VMware infrastructure and converged cloud services offerings, TCS will be able to rapidly design, transform and operate traditional IT into software-defined data centres, and deploy mission-critical enterprise workloads in weeks versus years," said Raman Venkatraman, vice president and global head of alliances and technology unit, TCS.