BSNL Teams Up With Dimension Data To Launch Enterprise Cloud Service

by Paul Joseph on May 29, 2013 · 0 comments

Government owned telecommunication services provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and cloud service provider Dimension Data have launched 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 MCP comprises cloud infrastructure such as servers, storage, networking, virtualization and operating system software and CloudControl, a cloud management system for operational control and automation of cloud resource provisioning, orchestration, administration, and billing. The partnership is designed to bring cloud services to large enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses with limited budget. The duo has acquired 15 enterprise customers from the BFSI, IT/ITeS, education and government segments for managed, hosting and cloud services. Both entities have entered into a 10-year contract that can be extended, and are working on a common go-to market strategy R. K. Upadhyay, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, said, “The IDC and Cloud Services have not only enabled us to build and add new 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”. Upadhyay said BSNL planned to expand its network by about 15 million lines. As of April-end, BSNL reportedly had 14.62 per cent market share, with about 97.1 million mobile subscribers. BSNL, the fifth-largest mobile operator in India, is the largest provider of landline services across the country. According to recent data by the Cellular Operators Association of India, in Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, the company had emerged the second-largest mobile operator by subscriber base. The move comes a few weeks after Dimension Data introduced WAN optimization to its managed cloud platform. “We have invested around Rs. 200 crore for setting six data centres with BSNL and cloud services. The reach of BSNL is huge and we are leveraging on the assent that BSNL has,” Dimension Data CEO Kiran Bhagwanani said. According to a report by Cyber Media Research, the data center service market in India is expected to grow at 23 percent CAGR over three years to touch Rs 11,800 crore by the end of 2012, while third party data center services would grow at 34 percent.  Also, the public cloud services market in India, according to research firm Gartner Inc., was forecast to grow 32.4% in 2012 to a total $326.2 million. All this is great move by both the entities and I hope the partnership turns out to be a success and eventually benefit SMEs. Image Courtesy |   mymobile Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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