EDMAs 2021

Nokia signs five-year digital infrastructure deal with Google Cloud

Tyrone Stewart

Nokia has penned a five-year deal with Google Cloud which will see the Finnish telecoms company move its IT infrastructure to the Cloud.

The strategic collaboration, which comes just a couple of weeks after consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser entered into a deal with Google Cloud, represents another major coup for Google. Nokia will shift its data centres, servers, and some software applications around the world onto the Cloud infrastructure.

Nokia hopes the agreement will drive meaningful operational efficiencies and cost savings through the reduction in real estate footprint, hardware energy consumption, and hardware capacity purchasing needs.

“Nokia is on a digital transformation path that is about fundamentally changing how we operate and do business. This is crucial for how our employees collaborate so that we continue to raise the bar on meeting the needs of our customers,” said Ravi Parmasad, Vice President of Global IT Infrastructure at Nokia. “We are very pleased that Google Cloud, with its engineering and operational excellence, is joining our transformation work to help us deliver on the many goals we have set. Given Nokia’s digital ambitions and plans, this is an ideal time for Nokia to be taking this step with Google Cloud to accelerate our efforts; and doing all of this in a secure and scalable way.”

Rob Enslin, President of Google Cloud, added: “We are excited to help Nokia revamp its IT infrastructure with our backbone network and our approach to data security, using advanced software-defined networking. We look forward to providing the full menu of our capabilities to help Nokia deliver on its cloud-first strategy and reach its performance requirements.”