IBM announced its partnership with Reliance Communications bringing to its customers a secure and scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings built on the IBM Cloud.
Reliance Communications’ long-standing relationships with enterprises will help drive widespread awareness and adoption of cloud services. Also, with a client base of over 115 million, including over 39,000 large enterprises and small and medium business (SMBs) across industries, it will further the reachability of this service.
The company intends to offer IBM Cloud infrastructure services not only to its existing 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.
SMBs leaning towards Cloud technology
Cloud has emerged as a springboard for businesses today, both enterprises and SMBs, across industries in India and abroad. SMBs are largely migrating on cloud and using cloud-based technologies to scale up their operations.
Recent research by the tech giant reveals communication service providers (CSPs) are recognizing cloud services as a growing service line for their organizations, 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.
The Reliance-IBM alliance means an even robust infrastructure for SMBs that will help them effectively 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.
IBM Cloud reflects a pool 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.
“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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