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Pune, June 27, 2019: 2019: Vodafone Idea Business Services (VIBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd., country’s leading telecom operator, today announced its partnership with Microsoft to provide connectivity to Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service created for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services.. The partnership will allow customers to connect to their applications on Azure through a private, secure, and high-performance MPLS VPN connectivity. Through the ExpressRoute service, VIBS aims to partners customers in their digital transformation by offering more reliability, lower latency and higher security to the Azure Cloud.

VIBS partnership with Microsoft is a step towards supporting the growth of companies that are rapidly adopting hybrid and cloud-based models to host their applications in their digital transformation journey. This allows customers to take advantage of the scalability and agility that cloud offers. Additionally, VIBS plans to make businesses more flexible and responsive to customers and market dynamics through the partnership with MS Azure.

Commenting on the partnership, Nick Gliddon, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Vodafone Idea said, “We are happy to partner with Microsoft to support our customer as they move towards a Cloud-centric approach to their businesses in their digital transformation. Cloud adoption is a ‘when’ and not an ‘if’. It isintegral to growing the business economically with speed and efficiency. However, robust network connectivity will always be required to get the best out of Cloud. With the market moving towards cloud at a fast pace, our focus is to build an eco-system which allows our customers to extend their on-premise network on to Microsoft Cloud on a private connection.

This partnership definitively augments Vodafone Idea Business Services’ established vision of being a trusted and valued partner for business in a digital world, transforming cloud experience for millions of SMEs and large enterprises


Rajiv Sodhi, General Manager, Partner Ecosystem, Microsoft India said, “Organizations, both business and government, are increasingly leveraging the cloud to empower their workforce, engage customers, optimize operations and transform products. With Vodafone Idea ExpressRoute connectivity Microsoft cloud will become a natural extension to an organization’s datacenters, making available the scale and economies of a public cloud through a robust and secure network connectivity.”