Telecom Italia and Cisco seal cloud business services partnership

Telecom Italia and Cisco seal cloud business services partnership

FILE PHOTO: Telecom Italia's logo is seen at the headquarters in Rozzano neighbourhood of Milan
Telecom Italia logo is seen at the headquarters in Rozzano neighbourhood of Milan, Italy, on May 25, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

MILAN: Telecom Italia's cloud business Noovle and US technology firm Cisco have sealed a partnership to develop cloud services for companies and public administrations, they said in a statement on Tuesday.

The move comes as the Italian government prepares to create a national cloud hub for public administration data that will be financed using a portion of the European Union funds earmarked to help its economy recover from the pandemic.

Italy wants to use cloud technology developed by big overseas firms, Italy's innovation minister said, while making sure the data is stored locally.

Owned by Italy's biggest phone company, Noovle, which is targeting €1 billion (US$1.2 billion) in revenue by 2024, operates a network of 17 data centres across the country and is working on building six new data facilities.

It sealed a strategic partnership with Alphabet's Google last year.

Source: Reuters

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