XL Axiata has adopted Anthos‒Google Cloud

Article, Lilia Guan, CIO Tech Asia

Indonesian telco adopts Google Cloud, as well as looking to extend the service to customers.

Mobile telecommunications services operator, PT XL Axiata has announced it will be adopting Google Cloud and working to extend Cloud services to Indonesian companies.

Under the initiative XL Axiata has adopted Anthos‒Google Cloud’s modern application management platform, to automate, manage and scale workloads across its hybrid- and multi-cloud environments in a secure, consistent manner.

Google Cloud Anthos enables enterprises to build and manage Kubernetes-based applications — whether on existing on-premises datacentres, Google Cloud, or other Clouds.

By migrating its microservices platform to Google Cloud and bringing Anthos ​Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to its on-premises datacentres, XL Axiata can extend its cloud capabilities across its on-premises and cloud-based resources.

XL Axiata also plans to implement Google Cloud’s scalable data analytics platform to enhance customer experiences through data- and AI-driven technologies. The launch of Google Cloud’s GCP region in Jakarta will enable XL Axiata to store, process and analyse data in real time locally to better serve its new and existing customers in Indonesia, said Yessie D Yosetya chief Information and digital officer of XL Axiata.

“Anthos was a natural fit as it lets us adopt containers while letting Google, a leader in Kubernetes, manage our container infrastructure for us,” she said.

XL Axiata has also become a Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, which will allow both organisations bring connectivity, Cloud services and digital growth opportunities to customers in Indonesia who can reliably transfer data between XL Axiata’s five datacentres and Google’s global network.

As more businesses in Indonesia pursue a cloud strategy to achieve unparalleled reliability, resilience and data protection, direct connections like those from Partner Interconnect gives them the assurance of the best possible performance.

Through Partner Interconnect, traffic between on-site networks and Google Cloud does not use the public Internet. Instead, it travels via a direct route on XL Axiata’s private network, said Megawaty Khie country director of Google Cloud in Indonesia.

“Service providers worldwide are embarking on transformation journeys centred on the cloud to drive new services, revenue opportunities and experiences,” she said.




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