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October 29, 2014updated 21 Oct 2016 4:08pm

Tata claims first with global cloud ecosystem built on data centres and networks

AWS and Azure on board for Internet WAN, public and private platform

By Sam

Tata Communications, the India based services giant announced a global network platform for enhanced hybrid cloud enablement.

The company said it brought together an ecosystem of 20 service providers reaching 85% of the world’s GDP, two of the largest cloud platforms – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure – and over 50 data centres across the globe.

The firm is claims a first saying its single provider approach offers access to network, cloud and data centre connectivity ‘making it simple for a business to connect and build its cloud, their way – be it private, hybrid or public. The IZO network platform takes the public internet and uniquely engineers it for predictable routing, together with enterprise cloud connectivity and interconnected data centres.’

The platform is branded as IZO Internet WAN, IZO Private and IZO Public.

IZO Internet WAN brings the security, flexibility and predictability of a private network to the public internet – with the global reach of the Internet.

Through partnerships with 20 service providers around the world, IZO Internet WAN provides multi-national organisations deterministic routing of traffic with guaranteed end-to-end SLAs and business standard reporting.

Multi-national businesses will now experience faster deployment times, whilst reducing their total cost of ownership by up to 30%, fostering more secure ways to capitalise on the cloud evolution.

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Charles Bligh, Managing Director, TalkTalk Business says, "Today the key pointers in the global ICT landscape are the need for elastic bandwidths, cost effective secure access, superior application experiences, remote workforces and more. All of which point to the need for rapid cloud adoption. IZO Internet WAN is a game changing deployment of a global Internet-based WAN service that gives businesses the flexibility and predictability of a private network, with the global reach of the Internet – an enabler for businesses to stay competitive. TalkTalk is delighted to be the first UK connectivity supplier to Tata Communications for this service."

IZO Private connects businesses to cloud service providers via private network connectivity. Through a global partnered interconnect arrangement under the AWS Direct Connect program with Amazon Web Services and Azure ExpressRoute program with Microsoft, companies now have access to a one-stop-shop for end-to-end management to ensure network performance and end-user experience.

Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Communications says, "We’re taking the necessary steps towards making the Internet Fit For Business by bringing a new level of predictability and reliability to the public Internet that does not exist today. This isn’t something we can do alone and we’re joined in this initiative to bring about a new era of internet, by some of the world’s leading ISP and cloud providers as we collaborate to achieve a common goal. Cloud, in every form, continues to transform the way businesses operate, innovate and generate revenue. Our role is to make sure that we’re delivering a network that supports and enhances everybody’s network cloud."

The third element of the platform is IZO Public which tags and prioritises content with guaranteed performance for Tata Communications enterprise customers. For businesses looking to deliver large volumes of content over the Internet, this service provides unparalleled performance, reach, and capacity ensuring a consistently good user experience.

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