Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BSNL, Dimension Data launch enterprise cloud services

ImageTelecom operatorBharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) andDimension Data, a global ICT solutions and services provider, today jointly announced the launch of their enterprise cloud services in India. Based on Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform (MCP), BSNL's enterprise cloud services will be rendered via its internet datacentres. The launch was presided over by Minister for Communications and IT KapilSibal.

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.
Made especially for large enterprise, these services have been acknowledged as 'leaders' in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), and have more than 1,000 clients globally.

RK Upadhyay, chairman and 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."

Commending the launch of BSNL's cloud services, Sibal said, "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."

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