RCom to take ‘Cloud X’ nodes to 11 cities in India in 2-3 years

NEW DELHI: Telecom operator Reliance Communication today launched next-generation content and cloud delivery network in five cities across India and is planning to take it to total 11 cities in two-three years.

The company announced the deployment of Cloud Xchange (Cloud X) nodes in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Cloud Xchange is the company’s cloud computing-cum-delivery solution that helps not only infrastructure provisioning in a few clicks, but the deployment of complex multi-tiered enterprise applications directly on to enterprise networks in minutes, teh company said.

“Cloud X is changing the paradigm of Cloud Computing…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,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange.

Earlier this month, Reliance Group Chairman Anil Dhirubhai Ambani had said at the Digital India launch on July 1 that the company will achieve full deployment of the 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.

He had said: “These Cloud Xchange nodes can help government departments access 240 times the amount of compute power currently available in Government data centers, and over six times the high-speed storage currently available in India.”

He also said that the group would invest Rs 10,000 crore in Digital cloud and telecom space. 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 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 sub-sea cable infrastructure, already constitute a vital core of India’s digital backbone and a mission-critical component in the digital transformation of India.

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