Reliance’s Cloud Xchange nodes to deliver applications on a virtualized infrastructure enabling automated deployment of Cloud services in India and globally across the world’s largest private subsea cable system
New Delhi, July 21, 2015: Reliance Communications (RCOM), India’s fully-integrated telecommunications service provider, today announced the deployment of Cloud Xchange (Cloud X®) nodes in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
“We will achieve full deployment of our next generation content and Cloud Delivery Network by the end of this year, with – what is a first in India – five fully operational Cloud Xchange points!” said Reliance Group Chairman Anil Dhirubhai Ambani at the Digital India launch (July 1, 2015). “These Cloud Xchange nodes can help government departments access 240 times the amount of compute power currently available in Government data centers, and over 6 times the high speed storage currently available in India.”
Over the past year, one key endeavor of RCOM, and its subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange, has been a strategic realignment of its capabilities to support cloud networking requirements, including self-provisioning of network resources and bandwidth-on-demand. The company’s unique strength in Cloud orchestration stems from its unrivalled national and global network reach which enable customers to have seamless access to the rapidly growing public Cloud ecosystem in India and around the globe.
“Cloud X® is changing the paradigm of cloud computing,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange. “The Network must now undergo a profound transformation, from a static entity, to a dynamic, intelligent, application-aware fabric that can support multiple traffic requirements, diverse geographies and flexible pricing models.”
Cloud X® is uniquely designed to deliver not only infrastructure provisioning in a few clicks, but the deployment of complex multi-tiered enterprise applications directly on to enterprise networks in minutes, rather than months. The Cloud X® platform supports network transparency and cloud orchestration – key elements in accelerating enterprise applications to the Cloud.
“Cloud computing has already made an impact on the everyday life of many Indians. It is driving business model innovation and helping businesses,” said Manoj Menon, Senior Partner & Managing Director of analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. “Going forward, the impact will be even more pervasive with innovative solutions around safe cities, smart homes, connected cars and better healthcare.”
The Reliance Group today is India’s largest provider of data center facilities, with a total capacity of over 600,000 square feet spread across the country. Its 11 data centers, connected by India’s largest terrestrial fiber network and the world’s largest Submarine subsea cable infrastructure, already constitute a vital core of India’s digital backbone and a mission-critical component in the digital transformation of India.
About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of over 110 million, including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 6 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes over 39,000 Indian and multinational corporations including small and medium enterprises and over 830 global, regional and domestic carriers.
Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Its subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies across the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.