IBM and Reliance Communications Team up to Drive Cloud Adoption in India
Posted OnApril 11, 2016 by GB Shah
IBM announced that it is working with Reliance Communications to provide its customers with a complete portfolio of highly secure and scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings running on the IBM Cloud.
As one of India’s leading integrated telecommunication service providers, Reliance Communications has a client base of over 115 million, including over 39,000 large enterprises and small and medium business (SMBs) across industries. The company will not only offer IBM Cloud infrastructure services to its customers but it has also launched new offerings designed to provide end-to-end integrated e-commerce services for India’s SMB market—all running on the IBM Cloud.
“Indian enterprises are increasingly leveraging cloud for business transformation and require sophisticated new levels of support to expand their e-commerce operations. Through our partnership with IBM, customers will instantly benefit from the added flexibility and global reach to be more competitive, especially as we look at new opportunities from the “Digital India” program,” said Braham Singh, SVP of Global Product Management, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange.
Recent research by IBM reveals communication service providers (CSPs) are recognising cloud services as a growing service line for their organisations, and integral to driving new revenue streams with customers. IBM is partnering with a number of leading CSPs in major markets including Bell Canada, Indostat, Telstra (Australia), Reliance (India) AT&T and Verizon.
IBM Cloud delivers fast, easy and automated access to public, private and hybrid cloud services to help clients digitally transform. IBM Cloud is a growing collection of services including analytics, mobile, networking, storage, Internet of Things and cognitive computing. With 47 global Cloud Data Centers, IBM helps companies securely manage and gain insight into their data no matter where it resides.
Cloud is a transformative growth engine for business, both enterprises and SMBs, across industries in India. SMBs are migrating on cloud and using cloud-based technologies to scale up their operations. Through this alliance Reliance Communications will be able to provide enterprises, especially the SMBs, a robust infrastructure platform to run their important business applications. This will help them streamline their operations, increase efficiency and give them an option of pay as you use model.
Reliance Communications’ long-standing relationships with enterprises will help drive widespread awareness and adoption of cloud services.
“We are delighted to partner with Reliance Communications and support their efforts to offer our Cloud services in the Indian market. With a broad cloud portfolio, deep expertise and data privacy, the IBM Cloud offers businesses the ability to optimize its resources and investments to drive growth. With this collaboration, we will be able to address the requirements of organizations who have limited access to enterprise-grade cloud solutions” said Vivek Malhotra, Cloud Leader, IBM India / South Asia.
About IBM Cloud Computing
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About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 91,500 crore (US$ 15.3 billion), cash flows of Rs. 10,200 crore (US$ 1.7 billion), net profit of Rs. 4,700 crore (US$ 0.8 billion).
Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company has a customer base of above 110 million including over 2.6 million individual overseas retail customers. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes over 39,000 Indian and multinational corporations including small and medium enterprises and over 290 global, regional and domestic carriers.
Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-in-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 21,000 cities and towns and over 400,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world's largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 280,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
For more information on the company, please visit http://www.rcom.co.in