• Google Cloud signs deal with Telefónica’s B2B arm
  • Partnership drives adoption of cloud services globally
  • “Simple, secure and open approach,” says Google Cloud VP

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G Suite: Now added to Telefónica catalogue

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Telefónica Business Solutions has announced its strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate global organisations to adopt the cloud and offer flexible working.

The new agreement aims to help companies transition to the cloud in a move to reduce operational costs and advance the digital transformation of businesses.

The Spanish-based telecommunications firm announced today it would further enhance its cloud offerings which already include “the most relevant public clouds in the market,” adding to its catalogue the Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, Google Cloud Interconnect and Chrome Enterprise.

This partnership aims to deliver customers an integrated solution design to enhance the security and communications for companies to customise their end-to-end experience.

In addition, Telefónica’s multicloud portal enables companies to simplify the complexity of their hybrid cloud environments including public, local and private clouds, unifying them into a single, simple, secure and flexible management environment.

Google Cloud vice president EMEA partners and alliances Sebastian Marotte said: “The alliance between Google Cloud and Telefónica Business Solutions provides our clients with a simple, secure and open approach, allowing them to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud in the best way that meets their business needs.”

The agreement is a global movement and builds on the local partnership signed by Telefónica Spain last year with Google for the marketing of G Suite.

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MediaKind and Google Cloud have previously collaborated on projects including the world’s first 6K tiled 360-degree live sports streaming of a basketball game in Germany last December.

MediaKind’s software-based video solution was used to control and operate the traffic flow, while GCP was leveraged to enable flexible, scalable and self-healing cloud processing operations on dedicated dashboards.

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Google’s suite of collaboration and productivity applications enable companies to integrate the cloud into everything they need to create a virtual workplace.

According to Telefónica combined with Google Cloud the professional communications and telephony services will allows users to work securely from anywhere in the world, at any time.

Telefónica global B2B director of products and services Hugo de los Santos said: “Our customers demand a complete multicloud offering that allows them to use the most appropriate products and services from each cloud.

“Those offered by Google Cloud also perfectly complement our cloud product portfolio and will help us improve our value proposition to companies by distinguishing themselves through their Artificial Intelligence and machine learning capabilities.”

Telefónica announced that going forward, the global framework of the agreement means it will promote in all countries where it operates Google Cloud Platform public cloud services, the infrastructure interconnection solution Google Cloud Interconnect, Chrome Enterprise as well as Google’s G Suite which includes the most relevant business tools companies require to work easily in the cloud.