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Tata Consultancy Services to Build a New Digital Core on Microsoft Azure, Helping the Airline Achieve Increased Agility and Operational Resilience, and Supporting Future Growth

Mumbai, NFAPost: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has been selected by Avianca, one of the leading airlines in South America, as a strategic partner in its cloud transformation journey.

TCS will modernise Avianca’s IT infrastructure and build a new future-ready cloud-based digital core on Microsoft Azure. Leveraging its deep domain knowledge of the airline industry and its extensive experience in successfully executing large transformation programs, TCS will help the airline migrate 129 core applications to the cloud and will also manage the new cloud estate.

TCS will leverage its proprietary automation tools and accelerators to drive this transformation, reducing the time-to-market and delivering superior business outcomes. These include TCS Cloud Counsel, a digitized cloud candidature assessment toolset, and TCS Cloud Mason which helps organizations rapidly define, design and deploy cloud foundational platforms.

The new digital core will provide an integrated environment that will enhance Avianca’s business agility, operational resilience, adaptability and future-readiness. Additionally, the cloud-based infrastructure will have a significantly reduced carbon footprint that will help Avianca get closer to its sustainability goals.

TCS Head of Americas, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality (TTH) Sowmya Rajagopalan said Avianca is a valued customer of TCS, and the company is thrilled to partner with them to advance their multi-horizon cloud transformation journey.

“The new cloud-based digital core that we design and build, will have a tremendous impact on their overall operations, sustainability and future growth,” said Sowmya Rajagopalan.

Avianca Chief Information Officer Michael Ruplitsch said technology is undoubtedly a very important component of the company’s new vision, that is why Avianca wants to provide the best technology available for its talent and customers.

“That’s why our work to achieve a transformed IT infrastructure with TCS and Microsoft just makes sense; we look forward to continued innovation and modernization that will drive us into the future,” said Michael Ruplitsch.

Microsoft Vice President, Global System Integrator and Advisory Partners Takuya Hirano Microsoft is pleased that TCS will deliver a Microsoft Azure powered cloud-based digital core that will enable Avianca to drive digital transformation, achieve their sustainability goals and realise business growth.

“We look forward to collaborating with TCS to enable Avianca’s migration to the cloud,” said Takuya Hirano.

TCS’ Microsoft Business Unit works with customers worldwide to accelerate their multi-horizon cloud transformation journeys. TCS uses its deep industry knowledge and large and growing global talent pool of Microsoft-certified consultants to help customers leverage the power of AI, automation and cloud to enhance customer experience, reimagine employee empowerment, optimize operations and spur innovation.

TCS has a strong portfolio of end-to-end services spanning the entire cloud lifecycle for private, public, hybrid and multi cloud environments. Services include hybrid cloud strategy, IaaS, legacy colocation, cloud foundation and PaaS, storage cloud, cloud migration, and DR as a service.

TCS is a Microsoft Gold Partner with over 1,000 successful Azure engagements for more than 225 global customers. TCS recently won the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards for Azure Intelligent Cloud in France and Dynamics 365 Field Service in the US. Additionally, it is a designated Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Partner, recognizing TCS’ proven expertise in delivering the highest quality of service on Azure.

TCS partners with leading TTH companies across the globe helping them digitally transform to adopt unique business models, enhance customer experience and drive growth. TCS’ large and growing pool of functional and technical consultants have led some of the biggest IT transformation programs and pioneering technology initiatives for its over 100 customers the TTH industry.

TCS’ TTH innovation lab focuses on researching emerging trends, developing proofs of concepts, and co-innovating with clients. In addition, TCS works with leading industry bodies, to develop TTH-specific solutions, assets, and capabilities.

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