Tata Communications launches its IZO Private Cloud service to bring CIOs unprecedented control over their public and private clouds and their entire data centre 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 truly hybrid, high-performance IT infrastructure, where different cloud, colocation and managed hosting environments work together as one.
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’ legacy data centre estate, into a single hybrid cloud. 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 recognising the critical role it plays in their organisation. 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 centre infrastructure, to empower CIOs to capitalise on the opportunities of hybrid cloud. The new service puts the CIO back in control of their cloud and data centre estate, while ensuring the performance, scalability, reliability and security that today’s global enterprises need in order to accelerate organisation-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.”
IZO Private Cloud is now available in India, Singapore, Hong Kong, US and UK, and facilitates the expansion of global businesses to these regions. The new service is part of Tata Communications’ IZO network platform ecosystem which currently consists of over 20 service providers covering countries accounting for 85% of the world’s GDP, and also the largest cloud platforms, including Microsoft Azure, Office365, Amazon Web Service, Google Cloud Platform and Salesforce, with over 50 data centres across the globe.
The IZO platform delivers the most comprehensive cloud enablement platform available today – enabling enterprises to connect and build their cloud, their way – be it private, public or hybrid. It is supported by Tata Communications’ leading global infrastructure. Today, over 24% of the world’s internet routes travel over the company’s network, which is the largest wholly-owned subsea cable network in the world. Its Tier 1 IP network provides backbone connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 points-of-presence, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.