Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BWI: Wipro Announces Legacy Migration Initiative Based on Oracle® Tuxedo

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: WIPRO
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 05:52 PM IST (12:22 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services, Information technology; Technology
Wipro Announces Legacy Migration Initiative Based on Oracle® Tuxedo
New Capabilities Simplify Legacy Migration Initiatives; Help Reduce Cost, Risks and Accelerates Migration

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 -- (Business Wire India) -- Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced the launch of consulting and re-hosting implementation service offerings for migration of applications running on legacy environments to Oracle's Tuxedo platform. These new services leverage the Oracle Tuxedo product portfolio to accelerate and simplify legacy migrations.

Legacy modernization is an important customer priority, given the large investment customers have in business-critical legacy applications. In an environment of constrained IT budgets, companies can no longer afford to spend majority of their IT budgets on maintaining legacy infrastructure, which crowds out investments in new business priorities. Re-hosting legacy applications - moving them intact from the legacy environment and migrating them to open systems without impacting business logic or data is an attractive migration approach. It can significantly reduce the cost, time and risk of migration and can enable customers to begin realizing savings within 12-18 months.

These new offerings enable customers to benefit from Wipro's strong abilities to deliver migration projects on the Oracle stack using industrialized methodology and automated tooling for predictable, on-time, and on-budget delivery. Wipro's specialized Centre of Excellence for Legacy Migration provides skilled resources, best migration practices and reusable rehosting and modernization frameworks to accelerate legacy migration and modernization initiatives. Oracle proven technology gives customers the confidence to migrate mission-critical applications.

Oracle Tuxedo Application Re-hosting Workbench 11g and Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g can help dramatically reduce migration cost, risk, project length and complexity with most legacy applications re-hosted on open systems 'as-is'. Customers can confidently migrate their applications to enable significant reductions in the cost of running online and batch applications while protecting their investment in business logic and data, and improving scalability and business continuity.

"Wipro is excited to work with Oracle to provide service offerings for migration of legacy applications to Oracle's robust and proven stack," said K R Sanjiv, Senior Vice President, Business Technology Services, Wipro Technologies. "The new solution will help reduce the change involved in the migration process, allowing us to deliver more effective migration services. Hence, our customers can now see migration results more quickly, realize savings, and leverage these savings towards additional modernization initiatives."

"Oracle Tuxedo Application Re-hosting Workbench 11g and Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g can dramatically streamline the migration process by providing an automated re-hosting toolset that enables more effective migration services with greater predictability, lower risk, and faster ROI," said Frank Xiong, Vice President of software development, Oracle. "Wipro can now help deliver migration projects faster and more effectively to our joint customers. This helps customers quickly achieve significant cost reductions, improved performance, flexibility, reliability, and scalability of Oracle Tuxedo and related product offerings."

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.
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Media Contacts:

Wipro Technologies

Radhika Mahadevan
Wipro Technologies
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Mangala Koti Singhal
Gutenberg Communications
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Eric Belove
Wipro Technologies
+ 1 (732).216.6242

Lavanya DJ
Gutenberg Communications
+ 212).239.8740

Rahul Kadavakolu
Wipro Technologies
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