Airtel partners with AWS to offer cloud computing services

Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel announced that it is partnering with Amazon Web Services of Amazon.com Inc, a US-based Internet company. The partnership would help Airtel’s enterprise customers across the world to leverage the power of AWS Direct Connect to establish a dedicated network connection between customers’ premises and Amazon’s data centers – resulting in increased bandwidth throughput, reduced network costs and consistent network connectivity.

Airtel AWS Partnership

Details on Airtel and AWS partnership

Amazon Web Services is a well known cloud platform which has a IaaS ( Infrastructure as a Service) business model offering facilities like website hosting, data storage and other software required to run or manage businesses. Airtel’s engagement with Amazon Web Services adds a great value to their enterprise customers.

A representative from Airtel explained about this partnership saying customers would now get commitment from the company on a dedicated connection between their premise and AWS data centres – the facility which was not present earlier.

Ajay Chitkara,  CEO of Bharti Airtel’s Global Business said,

“In line with this market adoption, we are excited to strengthen Airtel’s cloud services portfolio by adding Amazon Web Services to our growing list of cloud services providers… We are confident that this will help our global customers truly leverage the benefits of cloud”

Bikram Singh Bedi, head of Amazon Web Services India said,

“By utilising AWS Direct Connect customers are able to reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput and provide a more consistent network experience, helping Indian businesses of all sizes to rapidly expand their organisations”

The full press release of Airtel AWS partnership can be found here.

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