NetApp Powers Cloud Offerings by BSNL, India
NetApp will aid Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited -BSNL data centres offer cloud services including co-location, managed hosting and enterprise cloud services. BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is a major telecommunications provider in India offering telephone services to private and business customers.
The cloud services offered would target the Government segment & large and medium enterprises.
By leveraging its relationship as a NetApp Service Provider Partner, Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited will be able to offer differentiated services using storage solutions from NetApp.
Sai expects this alliance would create the foundation for a secure shared infrastructure environment for its customers. The company intends to use storage efficiency features such as Thin Provisioning, Thin Cloning, Thin Replication, De-duplication and Compression on primary & secondary storage. This partnership also enables Sai to access related technical and sales trainings from NetApp which would help them build profitable enterprise- class services based on lower costs and predictable service levels.
NetApp will also help Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited expand their coverage by rolling joint go- to – market initiatives leveraging NetApp’s selling ecosystem.
“NetApp has a very robust Service Provider program which will help us leverage NetApp’s leading technologies,” said Sunil Kakkad, CEO Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited. “In addition, access to NetApp sales and reseller community to reach out to a wider audience will help us expand our footprint.”
“Storage is foundational to business success and what an organisation decides today will pave the way for future business growth. There is a major shift in the Indian business environment,” said Rajesh Awasthi, director – Telecom & Cloud Service Provider, NetApp India. “Organisations are looking at scalable and flexible business models using shared IT infrastructure. CIOs are focused on delivering IT on Demand and NetApp & Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited would help customers by enabling IT to be an accelerator of the business.”
By Anuradha Shukla