Dialog Axiata signs Managed Enterprise Cloud agreement with Ericsson in Sri Lanka

A new partnership between Ericsson and Sri Lankan connectivity provider Dialog Axiata will make Managed Enterprise Cloud services available in the island nation.

Managed Enterprise Cloud enables operators to create and provide white-label enterprise software services flexibly and effectively. Ericsson will install and integrate the Managed Enterprise Cloud framework in Dialog's data centre and manage it remotely via the Ericsson Global Service Centres. The operator's customers access the shared enterprise services via a secure web portal.

At launch, the available applications will include an e-mail server, a web client, a content management framework, a customer relationship management system and a content management platform in one integrated and easy to access interface. With Managed Enterprise Cloud, Dialog will be able to serve all of its enterprise customers and consolidate other third-party application offerings with one unified platform, enabling efficient provisioning and significantly improved time to market.

Azwan Khan, Group Chief Operating Officer, Dialog Axiata, says: "This agreement signifies another innovative collaboration that aims to grow the nation's cloud and enterprise business market segment, while in turn driving economic growth through innovative ICT advancements.”

Jean-Claude Geha, Head of Managed Services, Ericsson, says: "The launch of this cloud partnership will boost services to Dialog's enterprise customer base and support its ambition to drive innovation and create additional business value for customers.”

Dialog, as Sri Lanka's leading operator, provides a full range of enterprise solutions, ranging from enterprise data connectivity and voice, to innovative international and digital services solutions, catering to the large as well as small and medium enterprises. Its hosted solutions portfolio includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) offers. Dialog's iDC services also include co-location services via its three data centres.


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