IT and Telecom Provider Swisscom Builds Enterprise Service Cloud on VMware Cloud Infrastructure
December 17, 2017
IT and telecom provider Swisscom AG (Swisscom) has announced that it has built its ‘Enterprise Service Cloud’ on the VMware cloud infrastructure. Swisscom, which has headquarters in Ittigen, Berne, Switzerland, is the country’s “leading telecom provider”. The company employs more than 20,000 people and provides a range of services, including “mobile communications, fixed networks, Internet and digital TV to corporate and residential customers”. Swisscom chose VMware to accelerate its new cloud service’s time-to-market, and together the two companies will collaborate on a new hybrid cloud service that allows Swisscom “to focus on service innovation”.
VMware, which has headquarters in Palo Alto, California, United States, bills itself as “a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology”. A Dell company, its products and services include cloud infrastructure, virtualization, cloud management, network virtualization, vSAN, and hybrid cloud. VMware helps organizations modernize data centers, integrate public clouds, and offers considerable flexibility in how they grow their IT environments. By working with VMware Swisscom differentiates its cloud offering and provides customers with a “secure, high-performance hybrid cloud solution to facilitate digitization”.
Swisscom leverages its Tier IV-certified data centers to underpin the Enterprise Service Cloud, a service which utilizes the VMware vRealize Suite for infrastructure and application services management. It also leverages VMware NSX for network and security services, while its compute services are underpinned by VMware vSphere (running on Dell EMC VxBlock Systems). Swisscom’s customers are therefore able to utilize a familiar interface and features for private, public and hybrid cloud management.
“Our partnership with VMware and the launch of the Enterprise Service Cloud enables us to offer a multi-cloud approach to our customers, enabling Swisscom to remain the trusted strategic cloud advisor to help our customers navigate the digital world,” explained Swisscom’s Head of Network and Cloud, Marcel Walker. “We now have a cloud offering from which Swisscom can introduce new services, for banking or health industries for instance, helping to meet compliance guidelines.”