TCS a Leader in Software-Defined Wide Area Network Services: Everest Group

NEW YORK : Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) has been positioned as a Leader in the Everest Group PEAK Matrix® for Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Services[1].

According to the report, TCS would be a good fit for enterprises that are looking for business centric and large-scale SD-WAN transformations. Its use of Cognix™ for Network to provide business responsive networks, was cited as a key strength. The report also highlighted TCS’ experience in delivering multiple SD-WAN technologies including Cisco, Fortinet, HPE, Juniper, Versa Networks and VMWare, as a strength. It goes on to say that TCS has a strong partnership ecosystem with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and telecom providers that enables it to deliver vendor agnostic SD-WAN services with global coverage.

“Enterprises are investing in building a digital core to power their growth and transformation journeys. They are shifting from traditional network infrastructure to cloud-centric software-defined networks to gain resilience and business agility,” said Ashok Pai, Global Head, Cognitive Business Operations, TCS. “We believe our position as a Leader in this report is a recognition of our vision and strategy, extensive investments in SD-WAN technologies to build business-responsive networks, and the resultant market success.”

TCS is uniquely positioned to help clients transform their networks with its domain knowledge, deep technical expertise, and a comprehensive portfolio of offerings ranging from consulting to transformation and operations. It has made significant investments to develop solutions leveraging its intellectual property and in partnership with OEMs.

TCS helps enterprises accelerate their digital transformation agendas with TCS Cognix™, an AI-driven human-machine collaboration suite. Cognix uses an ecosystem of pre-built, configurable, and reusable digital solutions called value builders, which are contextualized by harnessing know-how from a vast expanse of customer engagements. It helps realize a configurable enterprise enabling organizations to achieve a competitive edge through cognitive operations.

TCS Cognix for Networks helps transform enterprise networks into cloud-native and business-responsive networks. It provides best-in-class business-centric network transformation solutions, improving quality of experience, increasing business agility, and reducing total cost of ownership.

The TCS Network-as-a-Service (TNaaS) provides a single dashboard to manage, monitor and configure the enterprise network – both software-defined as well as traditional, an intelligent network operations center and a hybrid network test factory. It is hosted on TCS’ private cloud and covers enterprise LAN/WLAN, WAN, security, data center, IT-OT network, and manages heterogeneity of solutions across them.

“Digital transformation initiatives among enterprises have accelerated, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to a work-from-home culture. This change, along with rapid cloud adoption, has constrained the existing WAN infrastructure and driven the mainstream adoption of SD-WAN solutions,” said Mukesh Ranjan, Practice Director, Everest Group. “TCS is capable of providing business responsive networks on a global scale with the help of its Cognix™ for Networks and delivers vendor-agnostic SD-WAN services. Clients appreciate TCS’ ability to reduce TCO and solutioning flexibility. This has led to it being positioned as a Leader in the inaugural Everest Group’s 2021 Software Defined Wide Area Network Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment.”