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Tata Comm expands data centre footprints through partnerships

Company has entered into strategic partnerships with Australia's NEXTDC, Interxion in Germany and Austria, and Pacific Link Telecom in Malaysia

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

Tata Communications, on Wednesday, said it has spread wings in Germany, Australia, Austria and Malaysia through partnerships to scale up data centre footprints in newer geographies.

The company has entered into strategic partnerships with Australia's NEXTDC, Interxion in Germany and Austria, and Pacific Link Telecom in Malaysia. The company already has presence in India, Singapore the US and UK.

These partnerships will enable Tata Communications to extend its current data centre offerings in these regions and to deliver a uniform customer experience across geographies, the company said in a statement.

Srinivasan CR, Vice President, Data Centre Services, Tata Communications, said companies, especially the new age ventures, are increasingly expanding into new geographies, and this would enable Tata Communications to meet data centre customer demand in different geographies as a single vendor.

"As technologies evolve and newer trends like bring your own device (BYOD) and video streaming become a central part of enterprise business needs, it is important to have these applications hosted on a global data centre network to provide a uniform experience to the end-user. Additionally, hosting applications in interconnected data centre enables the user to access the data from anywhere, anytime and on any device. Expanding our data centre footprint forms part of our strategy to enable businesses with the most robust backbone for their organisations' digital infrastructure," said Srinivasan.

The company currently has about one million data centre customers, of which about 0.3 million are from India.

Tata Communications, which has the largest privately-owned submarine cable networks in the world, accounting for over 20% of the world's internet routes with the world's only wholly-owned sub-sea fibre network ring, will continue to focus on Eurpoe and Asia in the coming years.

"We tend to strive better than the market in terms of growth," said Srinivasan. Data centre as a market is growing at 15-20% in emerging countries, while the growth is at around 10% in the developed nations.

 

 

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First Published: Thu, April 17 2014. 00:20 IST
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