Cloud partnerships rising, but issues remain
Companies such as Bharti Airtel and Hewlett Packard India had tied up to provide cloud computing services recently. Though Bharti Airtel has been providing cloud services to some enterprises, the new partnership is focusing on small and medium businesses through HP India.
Tata Communications and Google also have similar partnerships for providing cloud services.
"While system integrators forming partnerships with service providers to offer public cloud services are a step in the right direction, there are multiple milestones before such alliances can be tagged mainstream," Mr Sanchit Vir Gogia, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research, told Business Line.
He said investments need to be made by service providers to offer basic application support services.
They are currently only reselling, provide unified billing support and also train their traditional sales staff to sell the new breed of cloud services.