Lanka Bell goes for IBM SmartCloud
Lanka Bell has adopted IBM SmartCloud to make its infrastructure more
efficient, manage costs and increase speed-to-market, a spokesman for
the company said.
Managing Director, Lanka Bell, Prasad
Samarasinghe exchanges the partnership agreement with
Country Manager, Integrated and Global Technology Services,
IBM Sri Lanka, Sudesh Bajaj (on right). Head of IT, Lanka
Bell, Trushan Handy looks on.
The private cloud environment will not only help Lanka Bell improve
customer experience but also the company to offer cloud based
infrastructure and storage services to its clients.
With rapid subscriber and telecom services growth, telecom carriers
are increasingly shifting their focus from the traditional technology
and networks towards enhancing customer services and business
Lanka Bell uses the cloud solution to support its internal IT
requirements and offer cloud-based services to customers.
The solution enables Lanka Bell to focus increasingly on their core
business and enhance use of resources. IBM will also help Lanka Bell
upgrade its data centre and disaster recovery environment to make it
energy efficient and ensure uninterrupted service to clients.
"This collaboration not only drives scalability but ensures that our
customers enjoy a higher level of reliability and comfort knowing that
their data is secure in a private cloud environment," said Managing
Director, Lanka Bell, Prasad Samarasinghe.
"With IBM, the cloud computing infrastructure can be provisioned in a
matter of minutes as compared to weeks or months on a traditional
infrastructure set up.
This has not only helped us deploy new features faster but also scale
up the infrastructure rapidly, enabling faster time to market. Moreover,
we now focus on growing the business without having to worry about
associated IT capital investments," he said.
"As more and more businesses aim to position themselves ahead of the
competition through transformative IT solutions, we see an increasing
demand for cloud computing," said Country General Manager, IBM Sri
Lanka, Chrishan M Fernando.
"We have helped Lanka Bell set up a robust infrastructure to achieve
operational efficiencies thus enhancing customer experience," he said.