New Delhi: Airtel and AWS have signed a multi-year, strategic collaboration agreement (SCA) to offer innovative cloud solutions. The cloud offering collaboration between Airtel and AWS will largely target enterprise and small and medium enterprise (SME) customers in India.
Airtel has over 2,500 large enterprises and more than a million emerging businesses and companies with an integrated product portfolio, including Airtel Cloud, a multi-cloud product and solutions business.
As part of this strategic tie-up with AWS, Airtel Cloud will build an AWS Cloud Practice supported by AWS Professional Services. Airtel will also build its cloud products and capabilities leveraging AWS services.
Airtel Cloud will offer a range of AWS services including Windows on AWS, SAP on AWS, VMware Cloud on AWS, database migration, and security and risk governance solutions to customers.
Also, it will leverage AWS’s innovation and transformation services across analytics, data warehousing, Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning (ML) to help customers adopt new services and migrate to the cloud from legacy infrastructures.
These all will benefit Airtel customers with an integrated sales, consulting, and support approach from both companies, and improved security, scalability, and cloud management capabilities.
“According to the IDC Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker – Forecast 2019H2, the public cloud services market in India is likely to reach US$7.1 billion in 2024, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3 percent from US$3.4 billion in 2020,” said – Rishu Sharma, Principal Analyst, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence, IDC India.
“This collaboration brings AWS, the world’s leading cloud platform, together with Airtel’s deep reach and proven expertise in handling network, datacentres, security, and cloud as an integrated solution,” said Harmeen Mehta, CIO & Head – Cloud and Security Business, Bharti Airtel.
Airtel is also a delivery partner of AWS Direct Connect – a cloud service solution for a dedicated network connection from a customer’s premises to AWS. It provides customers with increased bandwidth throughput, consistent network performance, and private connectivity.
“I am delighted with the expansion of our relationship with Airtel,” said Puneet Chandok, President – Commercial Business, India and South Asia, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited.
“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,” added Chandok.