Tata Communications, formerly called Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSNL), on Tuesday said it has partnered with Google Cloud to expand its managed public cloud services portfolio under cloud services brand IZO.
Prior to this, the digital transformation services provider’s IZO Managed Cloud services was only compliant with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as per its website.
The move, aimed at closing in on the demand for cloud adoption and digital transformation services from Indian businesses, will allow clients to deploy and access Google Cloud services through Tata Communications’ IZO Managed Cloud.
The latest partnership will also enable end-to-end services, including cloud architecture planning, workload migration and ongoing operational support, the statement said.
Introduced in 2014, IZO is the Mumbai headquartered company's cloud enablement platform that connects enterprise locations, data centres and third party data centres with private and public cloud platforms of Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
Google Cloud and Tata Communications have partnered for other of IZO’s services too, in the past. Apart from IZO Managed Cloud, the IZO suite comprises IZO Private Cloud, IZO Cloud Storage, IZO Cloud Containers, IZO Cloud Analytics Platform, Disaster Recovery, Cloud Migration, IZO Cloud Platform, and Services for SAP HANA.
“The current demands on enterprises to manage and optimise their cloud solutions has never been more important, especially in the wake of Covid-19 and our increasing reliance on cloud infrastructure,” Rajesh Awasthi, global head of cloud and managed hosting services at Tata Communications, said.
As a Google Cloud India Partner, Tata Communications will support organisations with services across infrastructure modernisation, data centre transformation, application modernisation, smart analytics, multi-cloud deployments and more, the statement added.
“The true test of 2021 will be how organizations adopt a cloud first approach. Through our partnership with Tata Communications, we will be able to provide our customers with a unified, end-to-end experience that will remove the complexity in cloud management and help them transform at speed and scale,”Amitabh Jacob, head of partners and alliances at Google Cloud India, said.
NSE and BSE listed Tata Communications’ stock was up about 6% on the news, at market close.
Founded in 1986, Tata Communications claims to carry around 30% of the world’s internet routes, and connect businesses to 60% of the world’s cloud giants and four out of five mobile subscribers. Its global tier-1 Internet Protocol network connects to over 200 countries and territories.