Tata Communications IZO Private Cloud rises over cloud adoption barriers

NEW DELHI: Tata Communications has launched its IZO Private Cloud service to bring CIOs control over their public and private clouds and their entire data center estate.

The new service, unveiled at Cloud Expo Asia, is the latest addition to Tata Communications’ game-changing IZO cloud enablement platform, and will empower enterprises to connect to the world’s biggest clouds, and to build a hybrid, high-performance IT infrastructure, where different cloud, co-location and managed hosting environments work together as one.

The company explains that today, different clouds often operate in silos, resulting in a complex application environment. IZO Private Cloud addresses this complexity and makes it easy for CIOs to build their cloud, their way by bringing together public clouds, as well as enterprises’ data center estate, into a single hybrid cloud, says the company.

The new service, available in 12 locations worldwide, enables enterprises to combine the flexibility of public cloud with enterprise-grade security, and gives the CIO unparalleled visibility and control through single-pane-of-glass management. It creates a high-performance, reliable, adaptable and open application environment that can keep up with the rapid pace of technology innovation and employees’ demands for mobile, collaborative and social ways of working.

Independent research commissioned by Tata Communications highlights the importance of cloud computing in businesses today, with 84% of respondents recognizing the critical role it plays in their organization. The report also demonstrates the need for enterprises to clearly define their own unique set of business requirements and adopt the most suitable, future-proofed cloud computing solution for their data and applications needs – be it private, public or hybrid. By mixing and matching the best elements of private and public clouds, an enterprise can evolve its IT assets with greater flexibility, enabling rapid business innovation.

“IZO Private Cloud overcomes enterprises’ final barriers for cloud adoption,” says Genius Wong, President, Global Network Services, Cloud and Data Centre Services at Tata Communications. “Following the launch of our pioneering IZO cloud enablement platform, IZO Private Cloud is the next step on our mission to harness our partnerships, global network and data center infrastructure, to empower CIOs to capitalize on the opportunities of hybrid cloud. The new service puts the CIO back in control of their cloud and data center estate, while ensuring the performance, scalability, reliability and security that today’s global enterprises need in order to accelerate organization-wide digital transformation.”

“As business requirements continue to grow in complexity, vendors’ ability to deliver an agile, cloud-driven approach to infrastructure and application management is a must,” said Agatha Poon, Research Manager, 451 Research. “Cloud deployments that give CIOs visibility and control across their data centre estates may help cloud providers wield their market power. Tata Communications’ OpenStack based cloud platform supports key enterprise features and facilitates control and manageability. Deepening integration with its existing co-location and managed hosting offerings makes sense as enterprises continue to operate in a hybrid IT environment.”

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