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Tata Communications delivers scalable cloud in Singapore

Anuradha Shukla | March 9, 2011
Infrastructure-as-a-service offering to benefit businesses in the Asia Pacific

SHENZHEN, CHINA, 9 MARCH 2011- Communications service provider Tata Communications is bringing scalable cloud computing services to enterprises in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The company has launched its InstaCompute an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud offering in Singapore, which will serve the region’s large and medium enterprises, the gaming industry, as well as global businesses with an Asia Pacific audience.

Tata’s secure, elastic and on-demand offering enables organisations to effectively manage their businesses and address the challenges associated with fluctuating market demands and rapidly evolving technology.

For the purpose, the company is delivering computing and storage resources to businesses over its IP backbone and MPLS networks, as and when they need them.

InstaCompute uses compute and storage infrastructure from Dell, is self-provisioned and completely automated via an intuitive Web interface.

Unlimited customer support

Tata notes that it is offering a service agreement with InstaCompute that includes a range of benefits for its customers such as unlimited customer support, multiple IP addresses, load balancing and firewalls.

Service agreement also includes credits if customers experience any service down time. The new facility is based in Singapore at the Tata Communications Exchange (TCX) Internet data centre.

Thanks to the pay-as-you-use service model, Asia Pacific businesses will be able to leverage Tata’s scalable, global IT infrastructure via the Internet, without having to invest an initial large amount.

“As one of the business and financial hubs of Asia, Singapore is strategically positioned to drive a rapidly evolving economy where businesses demand flexible and scalable infrastructure, as they pursue growth within Singapore and overseas,” said Vinod Kumar, managing director and CEO of Tata Communications. “Singapore businesses are aggressively adopting innovative business technologies that will allow them to leapfrog on to the international stage. Singapore is where our international headquarters are based and is a key market for us.’

Tata Communications recently unveiled a cloud platform in India and intends to announce similar launches in Europe, the US and South Africa by the end of 2011.

“Tata Communications is in a strong position as a global cloud provider as a result of its extensive network portfolio. We can provide our customers with traditional network connectivity or secure MPLS VPN connectivity, all under service level agreements of the highest industry standard. Security on the network is a critical element for any customer looking to enter the cloud,” said David Wirt, senior vice president, and global head of managed services of Tata Communications. “Our security business forms an integral part of our customer’s cloud development, rather than being an add-on after the infrastructure has been built.”

 

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