Tata, Cisco Extend Partnership to Enable End-to-End IT Network Management

Global network infrastructure provider Tata Communications has extended its two-decades-long strategic global partnership with Cisco Systems to include Cisco Meraki in Tata’s global network ecosystem. Cisco Meraki brings Tata’s clients across various industries a suite of cloud-managed Wi-Fi services based on the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology and SD-WAN services.

This new agreement between Tata Communications and Cisco Systems would allow end-to-end corporate network administration via a single glass panel, providing better mobility and a centralized management of a company’s IT environment. Cisco Meraki delivered through Tata’s global network ecosystem is scalable while giving users quite some freedom thanks to a reduced device footprint.

“As organizations accelerate their migration to a hybrid cloud world, they’re looking for solutions that maximize value, including more managed services,” said Jason W. Gallo, Vice President, Global Partner Sales at Cisco. “Cisco Meraki’s award-winning cloud architecture and ease of management, combined with Tata Communications managed services capabilities and reach, will help create new services with more network visibility and remote troubleshooting for deployments of any size.”

‘Converging LAN and WAN Protocols’

Photo Jason W. Gallo, Vice President, Global Partner Sales at Cisco
“Cisco Meraki’s award-winning cloud architecture and ease of management, combined with Tata Communications managed services capabilities and reach, will help create new services with more network visibility and remote troubleshooting for deployments of any size,” said Jason W. Gallo, Vice President, Global Partner Sales at Cisco.

The combined strength of Tata Communications and Cisco Meraki would make it possible for companies, including retailers, production companies, hotels, and healthcare, to provide unique and enhanced experiences to end users. Examples might include guest Wi-Fi authentication services and locational analysis.

“We believe the converging LAN and WAN protocols with better wireless and software-defined technologies is imperative for enterprises’ digital transformation journeys,” said Genius Wong, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Tata Communications. “We are happy to further enhance our offerings to enable enterprises as they manage the growing demand of their business transformation in the new paradigm.”

A part of the Tata Group, Tata Communications enables digital transformation of enterprises globally with collaboration and connected solutions, core and next gen connectivity, cloud hosting and security solutions and media services.

300 of the Fortune 500 companies are among Tata Communication’s clients. The company connects businesses to 80% of the world’s cloud giants. Its Tier-1 IP network, wholly-owned subsea fiber backbone and consortium cables’ global network would carry around 30% of the world’s Internet routes, according to the company itself.

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