Reliance Communications (RCom) today announced launch of next-generation cloud services delivery network in five cities across the country.
It has deployed Cloud Xchange (Cloud X) nodes in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad and plans to launch 120 such nodes across the globe by end of 2015.
Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani earlier this month had said during the Digital India launch that the company would achieve full deployment of its next-generation content and cloud delivery network by the end of this year.
He had committed to invest about Rs 10,000 crore over the next few years to expand its presence across digital, data centres, cloud computing and telecom space. But, today, the company did not disclose the break up investment numbers for the data centers.
Cloud X offers on-demand low-cost cloud services. Users can deploy cloud servers and applications and manage lifecycle of these resources online, the company said.
"Cloud X is changing the paradigm of cloud computing. The network must now undergo a profound transformation, from a static entity to a dynamic, intelligent, applicationaware fabric that can support multiple traffic requirements, diverse geographies and flexible pricing models," RCom (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange CEO Bill Barney said.
Cloud X is designed to deliver not only infrastructure provisioning but deployment of complex multi-tiered enterprise applications directly on to enterprise networks in minutes.
For instance, these Cloud Xchange nodes can help government departments access 240 times the amount of compute power currently available in government data centers, and over six times the high-speed storage currently available in India, according to the company.
Reliance Group with its 11 data center facilities has a total capacity of over 600,000 sq ft across the country.
The data centers are connected by India’s largest terrestrial fiber network and the world’s largest submarine sub-sea cable infrastructure, already constitute a vital core of India’s digital backbone and a mission-critical component in the digital transformation of India, the company said.