Telecom operator BSNL has partnered with global ICT solutions and services provider, Dimension Data to launch enterprise cloud services in India. Based on Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform (MCP), BSNL forays into the Enterprise Cloud services space through its Internet Data Centres (IDCs). The launch was marked by the signing-on of 15 user enterprises across Financial Services, IT / ITES, Education and Government sectors.
Based on a standardised architecture, the MCP offers enterprises the advantage of being able to support public, private and hybrid cloud models. All MCPs are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, highest availability SLAs, 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities.
Speaking at the launch of BSNL's cloud services, Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Minister of Communications and IT, said, "I compliment BSNL and Dimension Data on being able to successfully launch enterprise class cloud services following up on their earlier initiative of building world-class Internet Data Centres. With the central, as well as State governments strategically investing in strengthening their E-Governance initiatives to benefit citizens, this public-private partnership to offer cloud services is another step towards realising the larger goal of bridging the gap between citizens and the government."
Shri R. K. Upadhyay, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, said "The IDC and Cloud Services have not only enabled us to build and add new strategic capabilities to our portfolio,; but also, it has benefited our clients who can leverage our flexible sourcing options or simply host their entire IT assets within our secure environment and with expert care. The fact that we have already signed on 15 leading organisations is a clear indicator of the value we are delivering."
Further elaborating on the launch, Kiran Bhagwanani, CEO, Dimension Data India said, "India is a key market for Dimension Data and we continue to make significant investments here. Our partnership with BSNL to build the IDCs and offer world-class Cloud Services is testimony to our commitment to the region. We offer a wide range of Cloud Services that support our clients at every step of their cloud journey, be it implementing private clouds or offering public cloud services, very often ending up with a hybrid model for enterprise clients. Our highly secure, enterprise-class, globally connected cloud platform is positioned in the ‘Leaders' quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS with more than a thousand global clients already on board."