India's leading telecom services provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Dimension Data have jointly launched their Enterprise Cloud Services in India.
In an announcement on 29 May, Dimension Data, the leading global ICT solutions and services provider, said the newly launched cloud services are based on their Managed Cloud Platform (MCP).
BSNL said it forays into the Enterprise Cloud services space through its Internet Data Centres (IDCs) built in 2012.
The launch was presided over by Kapil Sibal, India's Minister for Communications and IT, who witnessed the signing-on of 15 user enterprises across Financial Services, 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, 24x7 phone support and integrated management capabilities.
"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," said Sibal at the launch.
"The fact that we have already signed on 10 leading organisations is a clear indicator of the value we are delivering," said R. K. Upadhyay, chairman and managing director, BSNL.
BSNL is the world's seventh largest telecommunications company, providing a comprehensive range of telecom services in India.
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