Airtel, the leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has now joined hands with Amazon Web Services to accelerate the digital transformation of the business in India. The collaboration is to uplift the Airtel’s Cloud offering in the fast-growing Indian market, leveraging United States e-commerce giant’s AWS(Amazon Web Services) network for the purpose.
Airtel collaborates with Amazon Web Services.
Bharti Airtel on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, has signed a multi-year, Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services to offer cloud-based digital solutions, focusing on small and medium enterprise (SMEs) customers in India.
Airtel cloud will build an AWS Cloud Practice supported by AWS Cloud Professionals, as well as differentiated Airtel Cloud Products leveraging AWS services, Airtel’s data center capabilities, Airtel’s network, and telecoms offerings.
Airtel customers will benefit from an integrated sales, consulting, support approach from both companies, improved security, scalability, and cloud management capabilities.
“I am delighted with the expansion of our relationship with Airtel. Indian companies are using the cloud to innovate, and in order to operate at an increased scale and speed. Many need partners like Airtel, with deep cloud expertise and an industry-focused approach to support them,” said Puneet Chandok, President, Commercial Business, India and South Asia, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited. “This collaboration gives customers a single point of contact when dealing with complex migrations or custom-built solutions. Airtel has demonstrated a strong commitment to our shared customers, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to bring innovative solutions to the market.”
Airtel Cloud Services
Airtel Cloud will offer customers a range of AWS services including Windows on AWS, SAP on AWS, VMware Cloud on AWS, database migration, and security and risk governance solutions. Also, it will leverage AWS’s innovation and transformation services across analytics, data warehousing, Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning (ML) to help customers adopt new services and migrate to the cloud from legacy infrastructures.
Airtel is also an AWS Direct Connect Delivery Partner, which ensures customers to provide a dedicated network connection from customer’s premises to AWS, providing customers with increased bandwidth throughput, consistent network performance, and private connectivity.
“At Airtel, our endeavor is to enable enterprise customers to stay focused on their core businesses while we drive end-to-end digital transformation for them. As part of their cloud adoption journey, enterprises are looking for agility, faster migration from legacy systems, and want to work with trusted partners who have the experience and depth in doing this. This collaboration brings AWS, the world’s leading cloud platform, together with Airtel’s deep reach and proven expertise in handling network, data centers, security, and cloud as an integrated solution.” said Harmeen Mehta, CIO & Head – Cloud and Security Business, Bharti Airtel.
Surely this partnership of Airtel and AWS will ease the adoption of new-age services for SMEs and large enterprises, helping them to upgrade their existing infrastructure and grow while not being cost-intensive.