Oracle and Airtel extend their partnership to support India’s growing cloud services


The American multinational computer technology corporation Oracle and Bharti Airtel have agreed to extend their partnership in strengthening India’s digital economy by introducing a slew of next-generation cloud solutions to help more than 1 million enterprise customers.

India is one of the few countries where technological innovation and growth is phenomenal, especially in the past few years. In order to support the increasing demand for cloud services in India, Oracle will expand its India West (Mumbai) region capacity with Nxtra by Airtel – the data center subsidiary of Airtel. The expanded Oracle Cloud Mumbai Region will be available in 2022.

Nxtra by Airtel operates India’s largest data center network of 10 hyper data centers and 120 edge data centers and plans to invest $760 million by 2025 to expand capacity by 3X to over 400 MW.

The expanded region will enable more customers to leverage Oracle’s next-generation cloud infrastructure and Airtel Business network to innovate and accelerate their business growth. As part of the collaboration, Airtel Business and Oracle will also jointly market Oracle Cloud solutions to enterprise customers in the private and public sectors.

Airtel Business serves over one million enterprises in India, including large corporations, start-ups, governments and SMEs. Oracle Cloud solutions will now be available to these customers as part of Airtel Business’ integrated portfolio.

Oracle and Airtel will also set up a Cloud Centre of Excellence in Gurgaon with a dedicated team of specialists from both organizations. These experts will help modernize Airtel’s internal workloads as well as enable customers to adopt cloud and fully benefit from it.

Airtel and Oracle will also work on joint IP solution development to support emerging technology growth areas. These include multicloud solutions, B2B customer experience solutions, unified communications solutions among others.

“The demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is on the rise. We’ve witnessed triple-digit growth in the business last year with more and more organizations, of all sizes ranging from top banks and telcos to governments and unicorns, in Asia, turning to OCI to run their mission-critical workloads.

We want to help customers build true business continuity and disaster protection while helping them address their in-country data residence requirements,” said Garrett Ilg, President, Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific.

“Our partnership with Airtel is a milestone and together we can truly help Indian businesses fast-track growth and help boost India’s economy.”

Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel said: “We are delighted to strengthen our close working relationship with Oracle even further.

Airtel’s world-class data center network will support Oracle’s cloud growth in India as they expand their cloud region in the country.

Both companies will also partner to co-innovate cloud solutions for India’s digital economy and take these to the market by leveraging Airtel’s leadership in the enterprise segment.

With its 5G ready network and large investments in digital infrastructure including data centers, Airtel is well-positioned to tap the emerging growth opportunities in the enterprise segment as businesses accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”


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