IBM and Reliance Communications partner to accelerate adoption of cloud computing in India

IBM today announced that it is working with Reliance Communications to provide its customers with a complete portfolio of highly secure and scalable 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.

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