Airtel to offer cloud services to MSMEs with Amazon
New Delhi, Aug 6 (KNN) In a bid to offer cloud services to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as well as large businesses in India, Airtel has announced a multi-year strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
As per the agreement, Airtel Cloud will set-up an AWS Cloud Practice to offer its customers 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 also 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).
Puneet Chandok, President, Commercial Business, India and South Asia, Amazon Internet Services while addressing media persons on Wednesday said, ''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. So, they need a lot of help to get that. So, there is a massive need for us to come together and do this.''
To enable small businesses with a competitive edge, the MSME Ministry had implemented a ‘Digital MSME’ scheme to offer cloud computing services with a maximum subsidy of Rs 1 lakh per unit over a two-year period.
''As part of their (enterprise customers) cloud adoption journey, enterprises are looking for agility, faster migration from legacy systems, and want to work with trusted partners who have the experience and depth in doing this. This collaboration brings AWS, the world’s leading cloud platform, together with Airtel’s deep reach and proven expertise in handling network, data centers, security, and cloud as an integrated solution,” said Harmeen Mehta, CIO & Head – Cloud and Security Business, Bharti Airtel.
The partnership between Airtel and AWS follows similar tie-ups between other leading technology players in the country looking to tap into the vast SMB market.