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Vodafone Idea responds to Jio pressure with ambitious cloud roadmap

Reliance Jio is India’s poster child for an operator which is deploying digital platforms and services, but its disruptive impact on the market are pushing its rivals to adopt advanced digital strategies too, to support new services and reduce costs, and so try to beat Jio at its own game. Market leader Vodafone Idea has announced plans for a ‘universal cloud’, as well as an ambitious program to roll out edge cloud sites (see separate item). The company is linking more than 100 data centers to form its cloud, using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform as its NFV infrastructure, along with that vendor’s Ceph Storage, Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The aim is “to transform its distributed…

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