Airtel and IBM to Work Together to Bring Secure Cloud Services to Indian Businesses |  VanillaPlus - The Global Voice of Telecom IT

Airtel and IBM to Work Together to Bring Secure Cloud Services to Indian Businesses | VanillaPlus – The Global Voice of Telecom IT

IBM and Bharti Airtel, a communications solutions provider in India with over 358 million subscribers, has announced plans to work together to deploy Airtel’s state-of-the-art IT platform in India, which will include 120 network data centers in 20 cities. . Once deployed, the platform is designed to enable large enterprises across multiple industries, including manufacturing and automotive, to accelerate innovative solutions that deliver new value to their customers and their operations securely at the periphery.

Airtel’s cutting-edge computing platform, deployed as a hybrid environment based on IBM Cloud Satellite and Red Hat OpenShift, extends secure and open cloud services wherever data resides. This can help improve business performance and customer experience by reducing latency while meeting security and data sovereignty requirements, which is critical as workloads increasingly move. towards the periphery.

The business value provided by edge computing can be dramatically enhanced when paired with 5G. In India, where 5G is expected to be rolled out later this year, it has the potential to create a cumulative economic impact of $1 trillion (1,010 billion euros) by 2035.

Speaking of the work, Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO of Airtel Business said, “As India prepares to experience 5G, we see a huge opportunity to help businesses across all sectors transform their way of providing goods and services. We have the largest network of edge data centers available in India under the Nxtra brand and we will leverage our work with IBM to help Indian enterprises meet their critical business needs with greater efficiency, which will greatly facilitate processing workloads where their data resides. .”

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., the Indian passenger car manufacturer, intends to use the advanced platform to increase the accuracy and efficiency of factory quality inspections. By deploying this platform, Maruti Suzuki hopes to strengthen quality control and ensure that their data remains protected at the edge.

“At Maruti Suzuki, we continually strive to meet the highest quality standards by ensuring that our processes and quality control are well above industry standards. Technology is a key enabler in this journey, helping to improve quality, efficiency and deliver next-generation user experience. We are excited to work with Airtel Business and IBM to set an even higher benchmark and explore the vast possibilities of deploying AI and analytics at the edge to increase the expertise of our workforce,” said Rajesh Uppal, Senior Executive Director, HR and IT, Maruti Suzuki.

Ganesh Lakshminarayanan

The work between IBM and Airtel around 5G adoption was announced at Think Mumbai. Airtel’s solution leverages IBM Maximo Visual Inspection for AI-based quality inspection. IBM Consulting will lead systems integration for the IBM platform. Using this hybrid cloud platform and IBM Consulting’s industry expertise and access to technology and partners, IBM and Airtel Digital engineering teams will create use cases that will leverage Airtel’s 5G connectivity and IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities to address pressing business issues facing enterprise customers.

Leveraging Airtel’s 5G connectivity and IBM’s highly secure edge computing capabilities can enable enterprises to deploy and manage near real-time workloads. Industries such as telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, and government can benefit from reduced latency, high availability, and increased connectivity speeds.

“As companies, especially those in regulated industries, strive to modernize their infrastructure, they must be able to do so in a way that allows them to remain compliant, without being overburdened by their compliance obligations, regardless of regardless of where their data resides,” says Howard Boville. , head of IBM Cloud Platform. “Partnering with Airtel to bring IBM’s hybrid cloud offerings to their Indian multi-access edge compute customers will help them seize the opportunities 5G and the edge present, such as innovating with greater speed and security. .”

For more information on IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities, go here.

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