Reliance arm offers access to Amazon web services

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Reliance Communications’ arm Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday announced a direct access to Amazon web services via its cloud platform.

“Using our Cloud X Fusion, businesses can take advantage of our enterprise grade connectivity from 90 countries to connect their on-premise environment into an Amazon web services port over our global infrastructure,” GCX chief executive Bill Barney said in a statement here.

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance telecom major on July 21 announced its cloud delivery network in five cities in the country from which firms, state-run agencies and even individuals can get shared, data-related online IT support under one roof.

The five cities which have the cloud exchange nodes (Cloud X) are Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Through the Sydney-based GCX’s global network and its product portfolio, the cloud platform provides seamless, low latency connectivity across developed and emerging markets in the US, Europe, Gulf region and Asia.

“Cloud X Fusion is part of our proprietary platform built to combine the speed and power of fiber optics with agility, flexibility and cost-efficiency of ‘pay-as-you-go’ cloud computing; available globally and controlled by a simple-to-use user portal,” Barney said.

The Amazon web services direct connect enables enterprises to set up private connectivity between its platform and their data centre, office, or co-location environment to reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput and provide a consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning 67,000 route km, which, integrated with the Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route km of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a global service delivery platform.

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