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eircom Launches New Cloud Proposition Powered by Amazon Web Services

Move to cloud set to drive greater efficiency and cost control for businesses


Pictured are Terry Wise, Head of Worldwide Partnerships at Amazon Web Services and

Ronan Kneafsey, Managing Director, eircom Business

Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, eircom Group, today announced a strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a world leader in cloud computing, to offer technology services to businesses in Ireland and the UK, based on Amazon Web Services technology. The agreement forms a key part of eircom’s latest move into the delivery of IT services, enabling businesses to more easily take advantage of the significant benefits from cloud computing.  eircom announced the news at AWS’ inaugural re: Invent conference for global customers and partners, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

For AWS the agreement expands the AWS Partner Network to include major telecommunications companies. For eircom the new alliance will accelerate the move to provide cloud services to its customers based on a flexible, secure, pay per use, IT infrastructure model.  Building on its existing network offering around voice, data, hosting and managed services, eircom’s significant base of customers in Ireland and the UK will now be able to more effectively optimise their use of server technology, as eircom delivers greater technical and financial control to clients.  This will enable clients to scale their use of cloud services as their business requirements demand.   

Ronan Kneafsey, Managing Director, eircom Business, said: “This strategic offering, powered by Amazon Web Services technology, significantly expands the breadth of eircom’s cloud services portfolio, allowing clients to access their data and content anytime, anywhere. Amazon Web Services is the recognised global leader in cloud services. eircom will now be able to bring greater efficiency to businesses in Ireland and the UK, working directly with customers to scope, design, migrate and manage the cloud solution most appropriate to their specific needs. Ireland is at the forefront of a growing cloud industry with leading players such as Amazon Web Services providing established best in class services.”

Initially the service will be aimed at large and medium-sized enterprises, the public sector and multinationals with operations in Ireland where IT is critical to the delivery of services.  

Speaking at re: Invent, Terry Wise, Head of Worldwide Partnerships at Amazon Web Services, said:  “We are excited to work with eircom, to help businesses save money, speed time to market and expand their businesses using Amazon Web Services.  We very much look forward to bringing the flexibility and scalability of AWS services to eircom’s customers in Ireland and the UK.”