India’s Tata Comms inks deal with Google Cloud to drive enterprise cloud

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India’s Tata Communications has further sweetened its cloud offering for enterprises in its new deal with Google Cloud. Under the partnerships, both companies are aiming to drive cloud adoption and transform Indian businesses.

The partnership between Tata Communications and Google Cloud India will enable enterprises to deploy and access Google Cloud services through Tata Communications’ IZO Managed Cloud while providing them ease-of-use coupled with end-to-end services, including cloud architecture planning, workload migration and ongoing operational support.

As a Google Cloud India Partner, Tata Communications will now support organisations with services across infrastructure modernisation, data centre transformation, application modernisation, smart analytics, multi-cloud deployments and more.

 “As organisations migrate to Google Cloud, they need a partner that will support them across their entire IT ecosystem and deliver a unified cloud management platform that offers greater transparency, control and security of their data and applications,” Rajesh Awasthi, Global Head of Cloud and Managed Hosting Services at Tata Communications said in a statement.

Awasthi added that the current demands on enterprises to manage and optimise their cloud solutions has never been more important, especially in the wake of COVID-19 and our increasing reliance on cloud infrastructure.

Amitabh Jacob, Head of Partners and Alliances at Google Cloud India said that through its partnership with Tata Communications, Google Cloud would provide its customers with a unified experience that will remove the complexity in cloud management and help them transform at speed and scale. “The true test of 2021 will be how organizations adopt a cloud-first approach.”

More than 60% of Indian organisations plan to leverage cloud platforms for digital innovation, as they re-strategise their IT spending plans, according to an IDC survey. With the ongoing pandemic, most businesses are now beginning to explore a cloud-first model.

According to an official statement, both companies have “market-leading” capabilities across a spectrum of services for customers looking to reframe their business blueprint.

Tata Communications’ cloud capabilities are riding on 14 cloud nodes and its tier-1 network, which carries around 30% of the world’s Internet routes. The company has partnerships with leading internet service providers (ISPs) and major cloud providers.

In India, Bharti Airtel is also forming partnerships and making fresh investments to grow its cloud business. Last year, it signed a multi-year strategic cloud deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to tap millions of small and medium enterprise (SME) customers in India.

Airtel’s bigger rival Reliance Jio is rapidly expanding its enterprise services in partnership with Microsoft. Jio had struck a 10-year deal with Microsoft to sell cloud services to small businesses and build data centres.

Airtel has a portfolio of 10 large data centres and is currently building two new data centres.

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