Bharti Airtel joins APN

Bharti Airtel has joined the AWS Partner Network (APN). The alliance targets at delivering private network solutions for enterprise customers across the globe using Amazon Web Services (AWS).It will allow Airtel’s enterprise customers across the globe leverage AWS Direct Connect to establish a dedicated network connection between customers’ premises and Amazon’s data centers. This in turn will reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and experience a more consistent network connectivity of customers.

“Today, we are seeing more and more organizations embrace the benefits of hybrid network architectures and on-premise environments across the globe. In line with this market adoption, we are excited to strengthen Airtel’s cloud services portfolio by adding AWS to our growing list of cloud services providers. We are confident that this will help our global customers truly leverage the benefits of cloud, and further Airtel’s long-term commitment towards delivering the best technological capabilities for its customers,” said Ajay Chitkara, CEO, Global Business, Bharti Airtel.

“We are excited to be working with Airtel to bring the security and reliability of AWS Direct Connect to Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS Inc.) customers across India,” said Bikram singh Bedi, Head of Amazon Web Services India. “By utilizing AWS Direct Connect, AWS Inc. customers are able to reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput and provide a more consistent network experience, helping Indian businesses of all sizes to rapidly expand their organizations.”

AWS Direct Connect will allow Airtel enterprise customers to establish a dedicated network connection between their network and one of the AWS Direct Connect locations, using industry standard 802.1q VLANs.

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