Airtel, India’s largest network provider today announced the launch of its new cloud service, Connexion. Connexion is built in partnership with Microsoft for Azure ExpressRoute. Azure ExpressRoute lets you create private connections between Azure datacenters and infrastructure on your premises or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections don’t go over the public Internet. They offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and higher security than typical Internet connections.
Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO – Global Business, Bharti Airtel said, “Over the years, at Airtel, we have been serving a vast array of global customers through our world class technology and innovative connectivity solutions. Today, we are excited to further expand our value proposition for them with the launch of our ‘Connexion’, which is a direct private connectivity to cloud services. This platform is the right choice for the service providers and businesses seeking to make their IT infrastructure more agile and flexible. With ‘Connexion’ – we are confident of helping customers seamlessly and more securely connect to Microsoft Azure, by bringing down their network cost substantially and improving performance.”
Yousef Khalidi, the Distinguished Engineer for Networking at Microsoft Azure said, “Enterprises are increasingly leveraging the power of the cloud to empower their workforces and Microsoft is expanding its service for India and global customers. Our partnership with Airtel, the third largest global carrier, is a major step in this direction, and we hope to bring in an integrated and seamless experience for our mutual customers.”