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Airtel, Microsoft partners to Extend Cloud Services launches ‘Connexion’

Bharti Airtel

Airtel has announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to expand its cloud offerings.  Airtel’s new platform Connexion integrated with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute enables a customer to create a private connection between their infrastructure and Azure data centers.

Strengthening its enterprise footprint, The India-born telecommunication giant aims to leverage a more secure, scalable and seamless private connection between enterprises, cloud service providers, and data center partners. The Azure ExpressRoute connection does not utilize public internet and offers more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies and higher security than typical Internet connections.

Citing in an official release, Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO – Global Business, Bharti Airtel said, “Over the years, at Airtel, we have been serving a vast array of global customers through our world class technology and innovative connectivity solutions. Today, we are excited to further expand our value proposition for them with the launch of our ‘Connexion’, which is a direct private connectivity to cloud services. This platform is the right choice for the service providers and businesses seeking to make their IT infrastructure more agile and flexible. With ‘Connexion’ – we are confident of helping customers seamlessly and more securely connect to Microsoft Azure, by bringing down their network cost substantially and improving performance.”

The new cloud solution is reported to enable regional customers across Middle East, SAARC and APAC owing to the extensive and robust capabilities of airtel in these regions.

“Enterprises are increasingly leveraging the power of cloud to empower their workforces and Microsoft is expanding its service for India and global customers. Our partnership with Airtel, the third largest global carrier, is a major step in this direction and we hope to bring in an integrated and seamless experience for our mutual customers,” said Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Networking, Microsoft Azure.


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