MTS has revealed British American Tobacco’s Russian subsidiary is one of the first customers to have signed up for its new cloud offering.

The operator said it had successfully transferred BAT Russia’s IT systems to its #CloudMTS service in Moscow.

The deal includes secure network access and disaster-proof capability via a data centre in St. Petersburg, MTS said.

Dariya Grishina, Director, Information Technology, BAT Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus and Central Asia region, commented: “Migration to the cloud will help BAT Russia improve the economic efficiency and transparency of its IT infrastructure management, creating a platform for further expansion and growth.

“This project allowed us to reduce the time required to deploy infrastructure for new projects from a few months to two weeks".

The operator unveiled its #CloudMTS solution, which is based on tech from VMware, in March promising infrastructure-, platform- and software as-a-service offerings.

Last month, it unveiled a big data as-a-service solution based on #CloudMTS, offering the likes of analytics, marketing and advertising.

Vladimir Khrenkov, Director, Innovation Development, MTS, said: "Moving to a cloud computing model allows companies to achieve a threefold reduction in IT infrastructure costs by the end of the first year.”

The operator saw fixed-line revenues from the enterprise market fell 1.7 percent in the second quarter to RUB7.7 billion.

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