Wednesday, May 29, 2013

bsnl & DIMENSION DATA launch cloud services powered by ‘global cloud exchange’

29 05 2013
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bsnl AND DIMENSION DATA launch enterprise cloud services powered by first of its kind ‘global cloud exchange’
Acquires 15 user enterprises across Private and Government sectors

New Delhi, 28 May, 2013 – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India’s leading telecommunication services provider and Dimension Data, the leading 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 forays into the Enterprise Cloud services space through its Internet Data Centres (IDCs). The launch was presided over by Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister for Communications and IT who witnessed 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.
Specifically architected for Large Enterprise needs, these services have already been acknowledged as ‘Leaders’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS, and have more than 1,000 clients globally.
Commending 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 organizations 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.”
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About BSNL:
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. is the world’s seventh largest telecommunications company, providing a comprehensive range of telecom services in India: Wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM Mobile, Internet, Broadband, Carrier services, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP services, IN services etc. Presently it is one of the largest and leading public sector units in India. Scaling new heights of success, the present turnover of BSNL is around US$ 6 billion in last financial year. The turnover, nationwide coverage, reach, comprehensive range of telecom services and the desire to excel in new upcoming fields has made BSNL the leading Telecom Company of India. With this new business of Datacenter, Cloud services and IT solutions suites BSNL has further diversified its business portfolio. For more information, please visit http://www.bsnl.co.in

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.

In Asia Pacific, we operate in over 60 offices across 13 countries. We help clients plan, build, support, manage, improve and innovate their ICT infrastructures. It combines an expertise in networking, security, data centre solutions, Microsoft solutions and converged communications and contact centre technologies, with advanced skills in consulting, integration, training and managed services. www.dimensiondata.com

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