Russia-based Telecommunications Group MTS Launches Its Cloud Services Offering, #CloudMTS

MTS, a telecommunications group delivering its services in Russia and the CIS countries, has launched #CloudMTS – its cloud service offering for large corporate clients.

The combination of MTS’ own data centers and network of backbone and urban channels would allow customers to access complex computing and data storage cloud solutions with advanced disaster recovery options. The new cloud services will be available throughout Russia.

In order to provide uninterrupted cloud services, MTS has invested in building a distributed cloud system, unified by its own communication channels. MTS has used VMware technologies for its cloud platform and has re-equipped its data centers in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Novosibirsk with the most advanced and secure data storage systems and servers.

Vasyl Latsanych MTS
“With such clear economic savings, as well as the flexibility and simplicity of cloud management, we see great demand for our corporate cloud services,” said Vladimir Khrenkov, Director of the MTS Innovation Center, which is leading the development of #CloudMTS.

MTS intends to re-equip data centers in other cities in 2017 and enable the implementation of IaaS-Projects (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), as well as new SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) services among which Big-Data-as-a-Service.

“By adopting cloud services, companies can achieve a threefold reduction in their IT infrastructure costs,” said Vladimir Khrenkov, Director of the MTS Innovation Center, which is leading the development of #CloudMTS. “With such clear economic savings, as well as the flexibility and simplicity of cloud management, we see great demand for our corporate cloud services. Our solutions are not only multi-faceted, with the option to integrate both IT and telecom services, but also guarantee a high level of security and reliability.”

MTS previously offered data center services under the colocation model, where companies installed their own equipment in MTS data centers. MTS also offers cloud computing services for small and mid-size businesses.

“The launch of #CloudMTS is yet another step in delivering on our digital strategy,” said Vasyl Latsanych, Vice President for Strategy and Marketing, MTS. “MTS is poised to expand well beyond its original mobile service  into the tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, systems integration and e-commerce.”

MTS provides wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers. Their wireless and fixed-line networks would deliver “best-in-class” speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Belarus.

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