BSNL gets SAP certification for its Internet data centers

Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) announced that its six Internet data centers, built and operated by Dimension Data have successfully passed the certification audit called “SAP Certified in Hosting Services for India.”

For organizations planning to outsource the hosting of their environments running SAP solutions, they now have the option of hosting services provided by BSNL IDCs.

BSNL had earlier entered into a strategic alliance with Dimension Data, a provider of IT services and solutions, to provide data center services in India. From data centers, BSNL at present provides colocation, managed hosting and cloud services to central and state government departments as well as public and private enterprises in India.

To achieve this hosting certification, BSNL’s hosting infrastructures were subject to extensive testing and audit by SAP to validate that its offerings conformed to SAP’s high standards and were suitable to host mission-critical SAP applications.
The assessment included the entire service offering from the physical infrastructure to policies and procedures and overall ability to deliver a mission critical service backed by Service Level Agreements (SLAs). As a SAP certified provider of hosting services, BSNL IDC can perform a range of IT services related to SAP applications, from initial proof of concepts to full deployments for clients of SAP solutions.

“We are proud to have achieved this certification from SAP, and we’re excited to set a high standard for how to deliver enterprise class data center services to host SAP applications for our valued customers among large Government departments as well as Private and Public enterprises in India,” said Shri A N Rai, chairman and MD, BSNL.

“This certification is in line with our strategy to provide differentiated and unique data center services in the Indian market. This will strengthen our position us as the leader in data center services in India – with a comprehensive range of cloud and hosted services particularly suited for hosting mission critical applications for the government and public sectors. Our cloud platform is also certified by SAP for Cloud Services globally,” said Shri Kiran Bhagwanani, CEO, Dimension Data India.

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