Indian Telecom Bharti Airtel Offers AWS Direct Connect

Indian telecom Bharti Airtel will offer AWS Direct Connect to customers

Nicole Henderson, Contributor

March 23, 2015

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Indian Telecom Bharti Airtel Offers AWS Direct Connect



This article originally appeared at The WHIR

Indian telecom Bharti Airtel announced on Monday that it has joined the AWS Partner Network and will offer AWS Direct Connect for customers to establish a dedicated network connection between on-premises infrastructure and AWS services.

Customers can establish a dedicated network connection between their network and one of the AWS Direct Connect locations. The connection can be partitioned into multiple virtual interfaces, according to AWS.

“Today, we are seeing more and more organizations embrace the benefits of hybrid network architectures and on-premise environments across the globe,” Bharti Airtel CEO Ajay Chitkara said. “In line with this market adoption, we are excited to strengthen Airtel’s cloud services portfolio by adding AWS to our growing list of cloud services providers. We are confident that this will help our global customers truly leverage the benefits of cloud, and further Airtel’s long-term commitment towards delivering the best technological capabilities for its customers.”

AWS Direct Connect reduces bandwidth costs and offers consistent network performance. The service provides 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps connections, and users can provision multiple connections more capacity is required.

“We are excited to be working with Airtel to bring the security and reliability of AWS Direct Connect to Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS Inc.) customers across India,” said Bikram singh Bedi, Head of Amazon Web Services India. “By utilizing AWS Direct Connect, AWS Inc. customers are able to reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput and provide a more consistent network experience, helping Indian businesses of all sizes to rapidly expand their organizations.”

Airtel offers a number of cloud services to its customers in India, including Office 365.

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About the Author(s)

Nicole Henderson

Contributor, IT Pro Today

Nicole Henderson covers daily cloud news and features online for ITPro Today. Prior to ITPro Today, she was editor at Talkin' Cloud (now Channel Futures) and the WHIR. She has a bachelor of journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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