Bharti Airtel, VMware partner over cloud services

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 11, 2010

Bharti Airtel has partnered with VMware to extend its Managed Virtual Compute services, thereby targeting the market for cloud-based managed compute services in India by offering external IT infrastructure for customers. The telco will offer these cloud services based on the VMware vSphere platform and will ride on its existing network infrastructure across the country.

The services will be available to enterprise customers on a ‘pay per use’ model and would include web services, file, mail, database, transaction, disaster recovery, co-location and other managed services.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajan Swaroop executive director - enterprise services, Bharti Airtel said, "This being a first-of-its kind initiative in India, brings together strengths of Bharti Airtel’s managed services capabilities and highly reputed virtualization technologies from VMware."

According to, T. Srinivasan, MD, VMware India & SAARC said, "We’re excited about this strategic relationship with Bharti Airtel as it further validates the value proposition for customers and partners to use cloud computing services based on the VMware platform. This collaboration of technology visionaries will help accelerate the proliferation of innovative cloud services and solutions in India".