Bharti Airtel and Amazon Web Service on Tuesday joined hands to accelerate the digital transformation of businesses in India by boosting Airtel’s cloud offerings. The multi-year strategic collaboration agreement will deliver a set of innovative cloud solutions to large enterprise and small and medium enterprise (SME) customers in India.
Airtel currently serves over 2,500 large enterprises with an integrated portfolio including Airtel Cloud. Airtel Cloud will build an AWS Cloud Practice supported by AWS Professionals, to develop differentiated Airtel Cloud products leveraging AWS and Airtel’s capabilities and services.
Airtel Cloud will offer range of AWS services including Windows on AWS, SAP on AWS, VMware Cloud on AWS, database migration, and security, and risk governance solutions. Airtel Cloud will also leverage AWS services for development of digital applications. Airtel Cloud is already through multiple strategic alliances providing data centre services, managed services, and cloud services to top India and global enterprises, start-ups, SMEs, and governments.
“At Airtel, our endeavour 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.
“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 continue working with them to bring innovative solutions to market.”