• Exclusive partnership with Savvis to offer managed IT and cloud services in high growth Indian IT market;
• Infrastructure to be rolled out through Bengaluru Data Centre and subse quently expand across India;
• To build world class managed IT infrastructure for enterprise customers.
Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa today announced it’s strategic relationship with Savvis to further augment and strengthen its managed services portfolio. The collaboration aims to offer innovative managed services to enterprises operating in or expanding into India. Now the airtel enterprise customers will have more flexibility to pick and choose, the best-in-class solutions from the available array of managed IT services portfolio.
Savvis will use airtel’s world class data centers, unsurpassed bandwidth capacity and network support to expand its services platform in India.
Recognized as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, Savvis is a pioneer in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions. Under this exclusive agreement, airtel will offer world class managed services including intelligent hosting, disaster recovery, managed application, migration planning, consulting, suite of network & security services and transformational services. The services will be rolled out through Bengaluru data centre in early 2011 with future expansion into other airtel data centres located in New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Chennai.
Drew Kelton, President – Enterprise Services, bharti airtel said, "Our strategic partnership with Savvis is a major leap forward and will unlock the potential of the rapidly growing hosted IT services market in the country. Our world class network connectivity and next generation Data Centre architecture combined with Savvis’ technical expertise will help us to offer best in class hosting and security services to our customers. This is a reiteration of our commitment of continuously offering innovative and scalable solutions for our customers in this dynamic business environment."
Jim Ousley, Chairman and CEO of Savvis said, "India is a huge potential market that requires the scale and local reach that only airtel with Savvis’ mission critical enterprise-applications can deliver. Our global customers have been asking us for capabilities in India and partnering with airtel enables us to provide the quality facilities and support for our customers. This collaboration not only enables us to leverage airtel’s existing infrastructure and customer reach, but also their reputation as one of the best known and admired brands in India."
airtel currently operates 5 level 3/3+ data centres across the country, giving PAN India presence and choice to enterprise customers for their primary/DR requirements.
About Bharti Airtel Limited
Bharti Airtel Limited (airtel.in) is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. The company offers mobile voice & data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers. Bharti airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek. bharti airtel had over 205 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2010.
Savvis, Inc. (savvis.net) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including 32 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing.