Tata Communications said it has teamed up with Microsoft Corporation to boost employee productivity and streamline business processes with cloud- based communication and collaboration.
The telecommunications and internet service provider arm of the Tata Group said the partnership aims to connect businesses to 'Office 365', a group of software plus services subscriptions by Microsoft that provides productivity software and related services to its subscribers.
"Connecting businesses via ExpressRoute to 'Office 365' represents another milestone for our IZO cloud enablement platform. We're excited to be working with Microsoft to build a global ecosystem that harnesses our extensive global network and we're committed to enabling more global businesses to drive their digital transformation through the cloud," NextGen Business CEO & CMO, Tata Communications Julie Woods-Moss said.
Tata Communications'IZO Private, a game changing platform designed to maximise network performance software in the cloud, will connect businesses via Azure ExpressRoute for 'Office 365', overcoming common reliability and security concerns associated with the public Internet.
The combination allows enterprises to bypass the public Internet and provide employees with access to 'Office 365' using their WAN, ensuring exceptional network and application performance and enhanced end-user experience. The service is quick to provision and ensures the security and integrity of data.
"Organisations around the world are harnessing the power of the cloud to empower their people to work as effectively and collaboratively as possible," Principal Product Manager, Networking, Microsoft Azure Ross Ortega said.
"By offering Azure ExpressRoute for 'Office 365' through its IZO Private platform, Tata Communications is providing customers the enhanced security and reliability that come with a private connection, ultimately taking cloud-based communication and collaboration to the next level," he said.
The IZO Private cloud enablement service is part of Tata Communications' IZO, a global network platform for enhanced hybrid cloud enablement. IZO is the most comprehensive enterprise WAN and cloud enablement platform available today that is uniquely engineered for predictable routing, together with enterprise private and public cloud connectivity and interconnected data centres making it simple for a business to connect and build its cloud, their way be it private, public or hybrid.
Tata Communications, which described itself as the provider of "New World of Communications" said it continues to grow its IZO platform ecosystem, currently consisting of over 20 network providers covering 42 countries and serving 85 per cent of the world's GDP, as well as five of the largest cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure, 'Office 365', Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and over 50 data centres across the globe.
Tata Communications is working in partnership to deliver the most comprehensive enterprise WAN and cloud enablement platform available.