Airtel ties up with VMware to manage its computing services

Airtel ties up with VMware to manage its computing services

New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it has partnered with VMware to expand its managed computing services in the country.

The collaboration aims to target the cloud-based managed computing services in India and will offer cloud services like web services, file, mail, database, transaction, disaster recovery, co-location and other managed services, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

The services will be based on the VMware’s platform. VMware is a global provider of virtualisation solutions.

The partnership will help companies reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for their IT needs, it added.

Bharti Airtel’s managed computing services will utilise its existing network infrastructure across the country. The services will be available to enterprise (large companies) customers on a ‘pay-per-use´ model.

“Bharti Airtel recognises the need of its customers in the virtualisation space. This brings together Bharti Airtel’s managed services capabilities and virtualisation technologies from VMware," Bharti Airtel executive director (Enterprise Services) Rajan Swaroop said.

Virtualisation offers access to software and solutions on Internet through a pay-per-use pricing model, which brings down cost related to servers, power, operating cost and IT management.