London – September 29, 2015
Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, today announced it has teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to connect businesses to Office 365, enabling them to boost employee productivity and streamline business processes with cloud-based communication and collaboration.
Tata Communications’ IZO™ Private – a game-changing platform designed to maximize network performance in the cloud – will connect businesses via Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365, overcoming common reliability and security concerns associated with the public Internet. The combination allows enterprises to bypass the public Internet and provide employees with access to Office 365 using their WAN, ensuring exceptional network and application performance, and enhanced end-user experience. The service is quick to provision, and ensures the security and integrity of data.
“Organizations around the world are harnessing the power of the cloud to empower their people to work as effectively and collaboratively as possible,” says Ross Ortega, Principal Product Manager, Networking, Microsoft Azure. “By offering Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 through its IZO™ Private platform, Tata Communications is providing customers the enhanced security and reliability that come with a private connection, ultimately taking cloud-based communication and collaboration to the next level.”
The IZO™ Private cloud enablement service is part of Tata Communications’ IZO™, a global network platform for enhanced hybrid cloud enablement. IZO™ is the most comprehensive enterprise WAN and cloud enablement platform available today that is uniquely engineered for predictable routing, together with enterprise private and public cloud connectivity and interconnected data centres – making it simple for a business to connect and build its cloud, their way – be it private, public or hybrid.
Julie Woods-Moss, CMO and CEO of NextGen Business at Tata Communications, says, “Connecting businesses via ExpressRoute to Office 365 represents another milestone for our IZO™ cloud enablement platform. We’re excited to be working with Microsoft to build a global ecosystem that harnesses our extensive global network, and we’re committed to enabling more global businesses to drive their digital transformation through the cloud.”
Tata Communications continues to grow its IZO™ platform ecosystem, currently consisting of over 20 network providers covering 42 countries and serving 85% of the world’s GDP, as well as five of the largest cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and over 50 data centres across the globe. Tata Communications is working in partnership to deliver the most comprehensive enterprise WAN and cloud enablement platform available today.
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About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
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