Nokia and Google Cloud on oct 14 announced a five-year strategic collaboration that will help Nokia migrate its on-premise IT infrastructure onto Google Cloud. Nokia is going to migrate its data centers and servers around the world, as well as various software applications, onto Google Cloud infrastructure.
The deal reflects Nokia’s important operational shift to a cloud-first IT strategy and its aggressive efforts to strengthen and transform its digital operations globally in order to expand the collaboration and innovation capabilities of Nokia employees and to enhance its delivery to customers.
The agreement is expected to drive meaningful operational efficiencies and cost savings over time due to a reduction in real estate footprint, hardware energy consumption, and hardware capacity purchasing needs.
Google Cloud’s extensive infrastructure-as-a-service portfolio of computing, networking, and storage solutions offers agility, rapid development, and availability. These capabilities will accelerate cost optimization, efficiency, and operational reliability for Nokia.
Nokia’s infrastructure and applications will run in the public cloud or in a Software-as-a-Service model going forward. Deployment of the migration has started and is expected to extend over an 18- to 24-month period.