Tata Communications teams up with Salesforce to interconnect businesses to the cloud

Tata Communications’ IZO™ network platform provides businesses private network connectivity for Salesforce’s leading CRM solutions

BURLINGAME, CA, July 20, 2015

BURLINGAME, CA Monday, 20 July, 2015

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, today announced it is partnering with Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM company, to connect businesses to Salesforce’s cloud CRM solutions, empowering employees to increase engagement and productivity.

Through this global partner interconnect agreement, Tata Communications’ IZO™ Private platform will connect businesses to Salesforce’s Customer Success Platform, giving customers access to a one-stop-shop for end-to-end management that offers exceptional network performance and end-user experience. The collaboration will provide businesses network uptime and stable application performance, via easy cloud access for MPLS and Ethernet customers. The service delivers fast provisioning, increased productivity, and ensures privacy and data protection through private network connections.

“Companies are transforming the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in today’s connected world. Tata Communications is accelerating this shift for its customers with the addition of Salesforce to the IZO™ network platform.”

-Denzil Samuels, Senior Vice President of Alliances, Salesforce

The IZO™ Private cloud enablement service is part of Tata Communications’ IZO™, a global network platform for enhanced hybrid cloud enablement. The game-changing new network IZO™ platform 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, “Tata Communications’ partnership with Salesforce represents another milestone around our IZO™ cloud enablement platform. Our recent, independent research confirms that organisations are experiencing benefits they didn’t expect from cloud services and realizing competitive advantages from cloud deployments. We are committed to creating a global ecosystem that harnesses our extensive global network and enables global organisations to meet the needs of their businesses and drive customer success by adopting the cloud confidently and securely.”

With Salesforce connecting to the IZO™ Private cloud enablement service, Tata Communications continues to grow its IZO™ platform ecosystem, currently consisting of over 20 network providers covering 34 countries and serving 85% of the world’s GDP, four of the largest cloud platforms, including Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft® Azure™ and 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.

For more information: www.tatacommunications.com/izo

IZO™ twitter hashtag: #networkcloud and #yourIZO

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Natalie Chak
Tata Communications
+44 (0)7833 043 779
Neil Thomas
Hill & Knowlton Strategies
+44 207 413 3454

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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