TIM aims to accelerate its growth and position itself as the leading Italian provider of cloud and edge services. To do this he signed a memorandum of understanding with Google Cloud so as to be able to offer innovative cloud services (public, private and hybrid).
"Thanks to the partnership with Google, a world leader in innovation, TIM confirms its reference role in supporting the technological innovation process in Italy" – he has declared Luigi Gubitosi, CEO of TIM – "In the coming years, Cloud and Edge Computing will represent two of the key markets that will benefit most from the new products and services enabled by 5G technology".
What does the Memorandum of Understanding do TIM and Google Cloud provide?
The goal of the collaboration between the Italian telephony giant and Google Cloud is to work on a series of go-to-market initiatives aimed at accelerate the digitization of business realities of any size, from SMEs to large companies.
With this in mind, TIM has planned important investments, and will implement new data centers in the Peninsula, some of which are of type Tier 4, the maximum level of safety, which provides a guaranteed availability of 99.995% (less than half an hour per year of interruption) and high redundancy, so as to ensure the provision of the service even in the event of serious accidents or technical failures.
The investments will also be extended to the personnel: the company plans in the coming years of hire and train more than 800 specialized cloud engineers.
The 5G will give a further boost to cloud technologies
Analysts' forecasts suggest a growth in the Italian cloud computing market, a technology that is emerging in companies of all sizes and that in the coming years it will be pushed further by the spread of 5G, which will enable new scenarios and applications. Currently TIM with its more than 20,000 customers is a leader in the ICT sector, in particular in the offer of SaaS solutions (involving 16,000 customers) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service, which has 5,000).
Thanks to the agreement TIM aims to become the main national player in the offer of cloud and edge services.