Tata Communications on Thursday launched InstaCompute and InstaOffice to offer productivity enhancing services to Indian businesses. This marks the company's expansion in to the cloud space to deliver self-service, pay-as-you-use IT application and data centre infrastructure services, accessed through the Internet.

Combining its global IP network and three lakh sq. ft. of Indian data centre space with its managed services capabilities, Tata Communications will help Indian businesses harness the power of IT infrastructure and applications without them needing to invest capital, manpower and management resources. The India-specific model provides businesses with a clear understanding of how this new infrastructure can be leveraged and simplifies payment options on a pay-as-you-grow basis.

Instant data centre infrastructure, InstaCompute, provides secure and elastic, on-demand computing and storage resources to businesses over the network, as and when they need them. Computing and storage is based in India, can be paid for in Rupees or global currencies and provides the user with governance and cost controls.

InstaOffice (powered by Google Apps) brings global Internet-based collaboration and office tools to Indian companies, with on-demand ease of use and pricing. InstaOffice tools include email and calendar, instant messaging, voice and video chat, as well as office document applications which are accessible to businesses when and where they need them.

Vinod Kumar, President and COO, Tata Communications says, “Driven by a rapidly evolving economy, Indian businesses desire flexibility and scalability of infrastructure as they pursue growth within India and overseas. Simultaneously, the competitive environment requires them to achieve their goals with low upfront investments. Tata Communications' InstaCompute and InstaApps will help our customers to quickly leverage advanced IT and networking services, without the cost and complexity associated with them.”

“Cloud-computing offers much more than cost reduction; it enables innovation and new business models where customers can focus on their core business and partner with Tata Communications to obtain instant IT and network services to support it. Emerging market companies, in particular, can leapfrog to world-class technology capabilities by adopting cloud-computing models,” said Mr. Kumar.

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