IBM Partners with Reliance Communications

Emerging cloud giant IBM has recently announced its new partnership with Reliance Communications. This partnership serves to expand IBM’s current list of cloud services; IBM aims to provide “highly secure and scalable infrastructure as a service (IaaS)” on the IBM cloud. Reliance Communications will have the ability to provide its client base, consisting of upwards of 39,000 large enterprises, with the robustness that IBM’s cloud platform is able to offer. This infrastructure platform will securely run the business applications of these enterprises.

Reliance Communications has also launched new cloud service offerings that are designed to provide “end-to-end integrated e-commerce services” for India’s small and medium businesses; all of these services will be run on the IBM cloud.

Indian enterprises are increasingly leveraging cloud services and thus require more secure and refined levels of support in order to develop their growing e-commerce business. Research conducted by IBM indicates that many communication service providers have recognized the trend of increased interest in cloud services for their organizations. Reliance Communications joins a long list of communication service providers that IBM has partnered with, including Telstra, AT&T, and Verizon.

About Reliance Communications:

Reliance Communications is an Indian based Telecommunications company with company headquarters in  Navi Mumbai. Founded in 2002, Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service providers. The company has a customer base of over 118 million. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure. The company aims to become a world class communication service provider.

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Braham Singh: SVP of Global Product Management, Reliance Communications and Global Cloud Xchange: “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.”

Vivek Malhotra, Cloud Leader, IBM India / South Asia: “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”

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