Vodafone signs the five-year cloud, analytics and AI deal with IBM

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The multimillion-dollar supports Vodafone in creating a secure and more agile IT environment and fast-track AI and IoT initiatives.

Vodafone Idea Limited, India’s largest telecommunications operator, has signed a multi-million five-year agreement with IBM for the purpose of modernizing and strengthening IT infrastructure. Vodafone plans to respond to the growing use of data by its clients and to develop AI and IOT initiatives through the use of IBM’s hybrid and multi-cloud services, analytics and AI security capabilities.

Vodafone is updating its infrastructure in order to improve service with its 387 million customers to achieve the efficiencies of Vodafone India’s merger with Idea Cellular in 2018. IBM will support in particular the consolidation of applications and infrastructures, including data centers and disaster recovery centers. Vodafone India Limited and Idea Cellular Limited will merged and enhanced their large-scale data capacities earlier.

This is Vodafone’s second major cloud agreement with IBM this year— in January, they announced a $550 million contract for cloud services.

IBM has won business by modernizing their networks by leveraging 5 G by concentrating on hybrid and multi-cloud management. IBM Services are used by 8 of 10 biggest mobile operators, including AT&T and Verizon.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.