BSNL launches six data centres for cloud services
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) in association with IT solutions supplier Dimension Data has rolled out around six Internet data centres crosswise India, eyeing to tap the mounting demand for hosted as well as cloud services from the administrative organizations and private companies.
As a portion of a 10-year-revenue share contract, Dimension Data will function and administer BSNL's data centres situated in cities comprising Mumbai, Faridabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana and Ghaziabad.
The state-owned organizations comprising Employees Provident Fund Organisation, Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Punjab Treasuries have already begun utilizing BSNL's data centres on a pilot basis.
Dimension Data disclosed that it has expended around Rs 200 crore on the JV that comprises Rs 80 crore on IT equipment and staff.
BSNL wishes to make Rs 100 crore earnings from data centres and cloud services.
From bandwidth and telecommunication services, BSNL aims to produce Rs 200 crore grosses.
Mr. RK Upadhyay, chairman and managing director, BSNL, stated, "With the launch of our data centres, we can offer secure hosted and cloud services to support various government initiatives as well as to our enterprise clients."
"We expect to sign more contracts from state and central government departments as well as several private enterprises shortly," he added.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has borrowed almost Rs 1320 cr for capital expenditure during the last financial year (2011-12)
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