Airtel to sell AWS Cloud services to SMEs and enterprises

Bharti Airtel has tied up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer cloud solutions to small and medium enterprises (SME) as well as large businesses in India.
AWS event for CIOsAirtel’s cloud product – Airtel Cloud — will set-up an AWS Cloud Practice to offer multiple AWS services such as Windows on AWS, SAP on AWS, VMware Cloud on AWS, database migration, and security and risk governance solutions.

Airtel Cloud will help customers adopt new services and migrate to the cloud through the support of AWS’s services across analytics, data warehousing, Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning (ML).

Airtel currently has more than 2,500 large enterprise customers and over a million small businesses.

“For SMBs and even enterprises, the need for digital transformation and cloud-based architecture is more critical than ever. SMBs especially want to be discovered, they want to access their customers through digital channels and they have never done this before,” Puneet Chandok, president, Commercial Business, India and South Asia, Amazon Internet Services said in a digital press briefing.

This collaboration brings AWS, the world’s leading cloud platform, together with Airtel’s reach and expertise in handling network, data centers, security, and cloud as an integrated solution, said Harmeen Mehta, CIO and head – Cloud and Security Business, Bharti Airtel, in a statement.

Airtel in January entered into a similar partnership with Google to offer G Suite services including Gmail, Google Docs, Drive, Calendar to SMBs for accelerating adoption of digital services.

Reliance Jio has tied up with Microsoft to enhance the adoption of leading technologies like data analytics, AI, cognitive services, blockchain, Internet of Things, and edge computing among small and medium enterprises to make them ready to compete and grow.

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