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As the IT landscape changes, businesses are becoming digital—leveraging dexterous applications that are rapidly commoditizing the cloud. Managing your cloud infrastructure by traditional remote infrastructure management (RIM) can undermine cloud’s benefits of agility, speed and nimbleness. Instead, you need to investigate new-age applications built on cloud delivery models such as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), containers as a service (CaaS), functions as a service (FaaS), microservices, etc.
Led by artificial intelligence (AI), Cognizant’s Cloud Operate service is an, end-to-end, true hybrid cloud offering that caters to all the above cloud delivery models. Our offering encompasses the entire spectrum of cloud management, including monitoring and notification, provisioning and orchestration, governance, security, application performance management (APM) and optimization services. Our DevOps-created engine accelerates releases and time to market.
Cognizant’s Cloud Operate is designed around four tenets of governance—financial, technology, service, security and regulatory—delivered by an intelligent Cloud Management Platform (iCMP). The iCMP is powered by Cognizant® Automation Center I&O Automation—an AI/machine learning-driven intelligent platform.
A large U.S. heavy equipment manufacturer and logistics company sells its vehicles to dealers who, in turn, rent or sell them to individual customers. An antiquated, on-premises data center made maintaining and managing its 400,000 pieces of heavy equipment a challenge.
This outdated environment also made it difficult to scale its vehicle monitoring capabilities, assess vehicle health proactively and capture analytics for insights into performance across the company. With its legacy data center at capacity and the high licensing fees associated with available marketplace solutions, the manufacturer needed a partner to help transform its business operations.
Leveraging Microsoft’s performance testing Azure DevOps cloud platform, Cognizant developed a custom framework using defined parameters to capture health messages from each of the manufacturer’s vehicles. This system provides a customized view of a vehicle’s mission and overall health, including fuel level, mileage, engine start/stop, service required and parts needed.
In addition to automatically notifying the vehicle owner that service is needed, the system integrates captured data into a separate analytics engine that provides valuable insights to other divisions across the company. The flexible, easy-to-configure framework enables dealers and their customers to monitor vehicle performance in real time, better protect investments and manage fleet needs.
Digital transformation—migrating to the cloud—enables the manufacturer to scale its vehicle performance monitoring capabilities from 400,000 to 2 million vehicles. Through analytics, dealers can predict maintenance requirements and better manage their service supply chains. A key differentiator for the manufacturer is offering the system as a service through its dealers.
increase in vehicle monitoring capabilities
vehicle-related messages ingested per second
savings per year in tool licensing costs by avoiding the purchase of internet of things virtualization
Cognizant’s Cloud Operate is delivered via Cloud360, our Integrated Cloud Management Platform (ICMP). It leverages best-of-breed assets and best-in-class third-party tools and platforms driven by application programming interfaces (APIs). ICMP comes with an AI-driven operations feature that includes chatbots, predictive alerts and machine learning.
Cognizant’s Analytics & Context-Driven Automated Service Operations is based on our AI/ML based HiveCenter I&O Automation platform for maximum automation with minimum intrusion—thus amplifying the digital value of cloud infrastructure.
Cognizant’s cloud accelerators and assets include 2,000+ reusable assets, advanced infrastructure-as-code automation blueprints, virtual assistants and chatbots—all integrated with Cognizant’s ICMP. This is perfectly augmented by a rich set of services with exclusive focus on APM, anomaly detection and auto-remediation, continuous spend optimization, security and compliance management, and more.
CloudFrame, Cognizant’s hybrid cloud accelerator quickens your organization’s cloud adoption journey through standardized offerings and total cost of estimations, and strengthens business case development across cloud environments.
By default, Cognizant offers intrinsic security protection to your applications and infrastructure cloud—avoiding risks with optional coverage for meeting regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, PCI and GxP.
Cognizant offers a variety of pricing options that are simple, visible and flexible to meet your unique preferences. Our Cloud Optimization solution is an optimal blend of experience, expertise and best-in-class tools, with carefully crafted methodology to help the organizations achieve multifold increase in cloud efficiency and reduction in cloud spend by up to 60%.
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