Bharti Offers Virtualization

Indian telco enters into strategic relationship with VMware to offer cloud-based services on vSphere platform

June 10, 2010

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NEW DELHI -- Bharti Airtel, one of the leading emerging markets telco today announced an extension of its Managed Services portfolio by entering into a strategic relationship with VMware. Bharti Airtel’s Managed Virtual Compute services will help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for customers looking to transition to next-generation data center architectures. The initiative is set to provide a fillip to the Hosted IT services market in India.

This collaboration aims to target the enormous market potential for cloud-based managed compute services in India by offering external IT infrastructure for customers, allowing them to increase or reduce compute capacity based on ever changing business demands. Bharti Airtel will offer these cloud services based on the VMware vSphere™ platform. Bharti Airtel also announced it is joining the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP).

Rajan Swaroop Executive Director - Enterprise Services, Bharti Airtel said, “Bharti Airtel recognizes the need of its customers in the virtualization space and is happy to be collaborating with VMware in offering cloud based services for our customers. 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. This initiative is reiteration of our commitment to constantly innovate and offer customized solutions through collaboration with industry leaders.”

Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL)

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW)

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