TCS to help South American airline Avianca in cloud transformation

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said that it has been selected by South American airline Avianca as its strategic partner for its cloud transformation journey.

The Indian IT services company will modernize the IT infrastructure of Avianca and develop a new cloud-based digital core on Microsoft Azure that is future-ready.

Michael Ruplitsch — Chief Information Officer of Avianca said: “Technology is undoubtedly a very important component of our new vision, that is why we want to provide the best technology available for our 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.”

Tata Consultancy Services said that it will help the airline move 129 core applications to the cloud apart from managing the new cloud estate.

TCS to help South American airline Avianca in cloud transformation

TCS to help South American airline Avianca in cloud transformation. Photo courtesy of Barto920203/

The Indian firm will utilize its proprietary automation tools and accelerators to bring in transformation for Avianca, cutting down the time-to-market, and delivering superior business outcomes. Included in these is a digitized cloud candidature assessment toolset called TCS Cloud Counsel and TCS Cloud Mason which enables organizations in quickly defining, designing and deploying cloud foundational platforms.

Tata Consultancy Services said that the new digital core will provide an integrated environment that is expected to boost the business agility, adaptability, operational resilience, and future-readiness of Avianca. Furthermore, the cloud-based infrastructure from the Indian firm will have a considerably reduced carbon footprint that will help the South American airline get closer towards its sustainability targets.

Sowmya Rajagopalan — Head of Americas, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality (TTH), Tata Consultancy Services, said: “Avianca is a valued customer of TCS, and we are 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.”

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