Aircel Joins India's Cloud Crowd
With significant demand for cloud-based services expected in India in the coming years, Aircel Ltd. has formed a partnership with managed network security and cloud services provider Virtela Technology Services Inc. to provide hosted, on-demand IT resources to Indian companies, particularly those that have international operations. (See Aircel Partners With Virtela.)
In making the move, Aircel, India's seventh-largest mobile operator with almost 60 million customers, joins Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) , Tata Communications Ltd. , Reliance Communications Ltd. and Tulip Telecom Ltd. in chasing cloud services deals in the country. (See Tulip To Focus On Cloud & Govt. Contracts, Savvis, Bharti Cloud Up India, BSNL Joins the Cloud Crowd, Tata Gets Cloudy With Google, Bharti Joins the Cloud Crowd and Reliance Communications Launches 'Cloud Computing' Solutions in India on Microsoft Platform.)
For the full story, including growth expectations for India's cloud services market, see Aircel Gets Cloudy With Virtela.
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading
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