Mon, Nov 25, 2013 Brazil Innovation Forum: Accelerating Innovation & Investment Climate Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tue-Fri, Nov 12-15, 2013 Cognizant is a Gold sponsor of AWS re:Invent 2013. Stop by the Cognizant booth to know more about Cloud360 and talk with our Cloud architects and experts Las Vegas, Nevada
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 Opening & Preview of Cognizant's Cloud360 Datacenter at Interxion Schiphol-Rijk, Schiphol-Rijk, Nederland
Sun-Wed, Aug 25-29, 2013 Meet us at VMworld 2013 (booth #2323) to know more about how Cloud360 can enable on-demand business transformation Moscone Center, San Francisco
Wed, 12 Jun, 2013 Attend an industry panel discussion on 'Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud' Marble Arch, London
Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 Cloud Leadership Forum Royal Crowne Plaza, Helsinki
Mon, 8 Apr, 2013 Own Less, Do More - That's the Power of Cloud Microsoft Technology Center, New York
Mon, 30 May, 2012 Use of Automation in Application and Infrastructure Management, IEEE Session IEEE Annual Conference 2012, Montreal, Canada

Looking For Rapid Business Growth?

The publishing business of a leading U.K. university wanted to expand the online products portfolio and deliver a superior experience to learners and teachers spread across nearly every country in the world. Their objective was to connect 200 students, faculty, and all associated courses. However, in the first eight weeks, they received 12,000 paid users for their application. Using Cloud360, the environment, meant to handle 200 users, was successfully scaled to support 12,000 users in a very short time. This was done with no people involvement and no compromise on the page load SLAs.

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Non-disruptive Integration

One of the leading investment and insurance companies wanted a hybrid environment for Product Development, Functional, Regression and Performance testing. Using Cloud360, a hybrid architectGure was created by integrating the components from the existing system. Cloud360 monitored the consumption across the various environments, suggested an optimized usage scenario, and enabled business agility. The business got benefited with low-cost On-demand, Automated application environments.

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451 Research: Cognizant's Cloud360 facilitates multiple clouds for enterprise customers

The product facilitates the kind of service-oriented delivery that its existing customers expect. Customers typically regard AWS and other clouds as technology platforms, rather than service organizations. The one-view of application availability that Cloud360 ensures, not only minimizes the risk of delayed service delivery or erroneous deployment of environments, but also simplifies the cloud computing experience with its completely virtualized and automated services.

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451 Research: Cognizant's Cloud360 is OnTarget to deliver ITMaaS market share

IT-management-as-a-service (ITMaaS) is a promising space in the cloud computing market that is estimated to make a significant growth in the coming years. Cognizant is already leveraging Cloud360 to integrate its application and infrastructure services to deliver ITMaaS. What makes Cloud360 a key differentiator for ITMaaS is its ability to integrate application and infrastructure services.

Get insights into ITMaaS in a news report from 451 Research: “The company's Cloud360 offering appeals to the market because of its 'tenancy agnostic' architecture. Could this be a theme for 2014 ITMaaS market development?” by Katy Ring & William Fellows.

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Stop Shadow IT with On-Demand Business Transformation

Shadow IT is a growing concern for many organizations – business users side step internal IT and by-pass governance controls to use external cloud providers that provide the desired level of responsiveness. But shadow IT wouldn’t happen if internal IT adopted a cloud provider’s business model. In other words, if internal IT adopted the same cloud computing best practices there would be no incentive to go outside.

Cloud360 is delighted to share its latest newsletter, featuring Gartner research, Stop Shadow IT with On-demand Business Transformation. This newsletter provides you deep insights into how enterprises can adopt a hyperplatform, a single cloud-based infrastructure and management layer, for better control, smoother governance and agility of business

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Everest's Spotlight on Cloud360

With the Cloud delivery models gaining momentum across IT groups in enterprises, buyers require a cloud management platform, which provides an integrated IT services model. Cloud360 helps buyers address the key challenges they are facing today!

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Management Platform for Disparate Ecosystem

Cloud360 empowers enterprises to embrace cloud-enabled environments with industry-leading platforms! It cost-effectively manages applications, delivers IT services, ensures enterprise compliance and governance, and more importantly, protects existing IT investments. With higher application availability for 365 days and 24 hours a day, improved business agility by 20X and reduced costs by 35%, Cloud360 becomes the ideal partner for enterprises planning operations in the cloud.

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Just-in-Time Development and Testing

Imagine a future where development teams spend less time provisioning new environments and more time understanding business needs and developing outstanding applications.

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Cloud Operations with Cloud360 & AWS

Cognizant Cloud360, an enterprise-class cloud management solution with key capabilities such as policy-driven automation, integration with current IT environment and right sizing of the infrastructure for application elasticity, helps enterprises achieve the Future of Work, today.

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May 9, 2014

Cloud transformation at Cognizant

Listen to how Cloud360 helped Cognizant’s own Network & Systems Services (NSS) team achieve reduction in the turn-around times for provisioning and thus increased business agility. Business teams across Cognizant use Cloud360 as an integral part of their cloud transformation journey.

Nov 29, 2013

Fabric for an enterprise journey to AWS

Watch our presentation at AWS re:Invent to learn more on Enterprise Transformation. Listen to how Cloud360, the flagship product of Cognizant, plays a pivotal role in this process, helping customers migrate to AWS while delivering a superior, on-demand service experience. Learn about our enterprise transmission fabric that cuts across infrastructures and platforms enabling customers to migrate their application workloads to a cloud environment.

Oct 20, 2013

Transform IT to Business Advantage

Know how Cloud360 comes to your aid when Cloud is unable to solve all your IT problems. It not only brings together different aspects of application management to fundamentally transform your business, it protects your IT investments with seamless integration and future-readiness against emerging technologies.

May 30, 2013

Cloud Innovators: Microsoft TechNet Radio Interview

In this video, Ramesh Panuganty, Managing Director of Cloud360 at Cognizant Technology solutions discusses features and benefits of Cloud360 and explains how the product now integrates with Microsoft System Center to manage Hyper-V environments. Discover provisioning, monitoring, advisory and automation capabilities can be used to quickly and cost-effectively deploy, managed and operate applications in a Hyper-v environment.

Dec 4, 2012

Transformation to Digital Enterprises on AWS

Know how Cloud360 can empower the transformation of enterprise applications to digital enterprises - from Paul Roehrig, PhD, AVP, Corporate Strategy, Cognizant, Tom Stickle, Senior Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS and Ramesh Panuganty, Managing Director, Cognizant Cloud360.

Nov 9, 2012

AWS Report: Interview with Jeff Barr

Cloud360 is a service management layer that offers on-demand ability to deploy IT services, enterprise applications, coupled with policy driven automation and auto-remediation for high availability. With an ability to integrate with the IT eco-system, it supports best- of-the breed platforms, such as AWS.

Jul 22, 2012

Stovepipe IT & Overcoming IT challenges

Cloud360 hides the complexity of today’s assemblage of artifacts such as cloud platforms, hypervisors, and operating systems. While the typical “cloud platforms” deliver stovepipe IT and increased business challenges; Cloud360 helps you leverage past IT investments, couple governance with agility, and provide users with the services they need when they request them.

Introduction to our Board

We pride ourselves on having a board comprising prominent industry executives who have made tremendous achievements in the field of IT, as entrepreneurs building up companies from scratch or excelling in leadership positions. In addition to Francisco D’Souza, our Chief Executive Officer, and Mahesh Venkateswaran, known for their ability to spot new business opportunities and turn them into successful ventures, our board includes members who have the vision to foresee the future trends. With insights gained from their many years of business success, our board members offer unique strategies and direction that help us to continuously strengthen our business-and that of our clients.

Francisco D'Souza
Mahesh Venkateswaran
Adithya Sastry
Dhiren Patel

Francisco D'Souza

Francisco D’Souza is the Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant Technology Solutions and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. As CEO, Francisco is responsible for managing Cognizant’s growth as a leading provider of global consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services.

During Francisco’s tenure as Cognizant’s Chief Executive, revenues have grown from US$1.4 billion to over US$7 billion and the ranks of our employee base has grown from 55,000 to over 150,000. As a result of this strong growth, Cognizant has been named a member of the S&P 500, the Fortune 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and one of Forbes Fastest Growing Tech Companies. Francisco joined Cognizant as a co-founder in 1994 - the year it was started as a division of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.

Francisco is a member of the Board of Directors of General Electric Company. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University, the Board of Trustees of The New York Hall of Science and the Board of Trustees of the US India Business Council. He is a member of the World Economic Forum, the Business Round Table, and the Science Visiting Council for the acclaimed PBS science program, NOVA.

The son of an Indian diplomat, Francisco is a global citizen who has lived in nine different countries and traveled to many others. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of East Asia and his MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Mahesh Venkateswaran

Mahesh has been with Cognizant for over 15 years and helped incubate the Manufacturing, Retail and Logistics practice. This practice was the first practice outside of the D&B connection (D&B was in the financial services information business and IMS health, a then D&B company was in the healthcare information business) that Cognizant decided to focus on in early 2000s. Mahesh built this practice from scratch and this practice grew to over a billion dollars in revenue.

Mahesh was also the person who incubated our Testing practice, SAP practice (a natural adjacency for the Manufacturing practice), Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions or EMS practice (another natural adjacency for Manufacturing but with very different skill sets). Mahesh had the Venture capital mindset of identifying and carve out testing as a separate business opportunity—Cognizant was the first to set up this practice as a separate verification and validation practice—culling it out of application development. Today, this Practice has grown to over 19,000 professionals widely acknowledged to be the largest globally.

This entrepreneurial zest, ability to spot newer opportunities, incubate them and commercialize them made Mahesh a natural choice for the newly formed Emerging Business Accelerator (EBA) unit. The EBA was established to identify new ideas and incubate sustainable business offerings for Cognizant's long term growth, differentiation, and scalability. Mahesh is responsible for incubating and delivering all businesses globally that includes Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (also known as SMAC stack).

Adithya Sastry

Adithya is the General Manager and Venture Leader for the Cloud 360 business. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the business including growth, products, solutions, services and operations. Before joining Cognizant Technology Solutions, Adithya held multiple roles at NCR Corporation including Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Vice President, Innovation and Business Incubation. In these roles, he led market expansion through strategic alliances and managed the portfolio of software and services ventures.

Prior to NCR, Adithya was Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for GE IT Solutions. He was a key member of the team that completed the sale of the business Solutions to Platinum Equity. He then joined GE Security as Product General Manager, Access Control and was responsible for driving double digit revenue growth and gross margin expansion by entering new markets. In 2005 he was appointed Simplification Leader for GE’s Infrastructure Businesses where he was responsible for leading integration activities of the acquired companies.

Adithya co-founded iBackOffice, Inc; a venture funded company focused on providing technical support services. After scaling the business and profitable growth, the company was acquired in 2003. He graduated with a B.S. (Franklin University) and M.S. (Arkansas State University) in Computer Science. Adithya also has an M.B.A. in International Business from Thunderbird – School of Global Management.

Dhiren Patel

Dhiren leads Cognizant’s SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) solutions and client engagement group. As part of this initiative, Dhiren is responsible for Cognizant’s SMAC solutions and its “go to market” activities across all verticals. Cognizant’s SMAC business unit is part of the Emerging Business Accelerator.

A few years back, with the help of Frank, Dhiren started Cognizant Capital, an internal venture capital business unit. As part of this role, Dhiren is responsible for identifying, evaluating, funding and overseeing internally funded business plans. Dhiren works closely with the senior management team of Cognizant to identify and incubate sustainable business offerings for Cognizant’s long term growth, sustainability and scalability.

In his prior role at Cognizant / marketRx, Dhiren was responsible for creating and taking to market the global pharmaceutical industry’s leading software as a service (SaaS) solution for collaborative sales planning. Currently, the solution is implemented at 6 out of top 10 global pharmaceutical customers with strong road map to gain substantial market share. This is Cognizant’s leading non-linear solution. Dhiren was responsible for all aspects of the business P & L for this offering and built the team from zero to over 100 associates including strong account / sales team.

Dhiren obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Gujarat University in India and earned his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM). Dhiren is also a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder.