Turkcell woos SMEs with cloud services

Turkcell woos SMEs with cloud services

ISTANBUL-Hürriyet Daily News
Turkcell woos SMEs with cloud services

Sürreyya Ciliv (C), the chief exec of Turkcell, says that new cloud services, that his company offers, can save SMEs up to 80 percent in data storage expenses.

Turkey’s leading mobile phone operator, Turkcell, has launched customized cloud service bundles to simplify procurement and usage for the country’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs), a top executive of the company said yesterday.

“There is no need for service or separate maintenance for securing data for SMEs of Turkey,” said Sürreyya Ciliv, the chief executive of Turkcell, adding that users could order and start using the cloud services through a new website (www. turkcell.superbulut.com).

According to Ciliv, SMEs could save up to nearly 80 percent by using the specially designed data storage provided by Turkcell, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, EMC & VMWare, Citrix, Checkpoint and Cisco.

“The cloud communication business volume is expected to reach $302 million by 2013,” he said. The operator has nearly 34.5 million registered customers, according to company data.

“Turkcell intends to be the ‘one-stop shop’ for cloud-based services for businesses in Turkey,” said İlker Kuruöz, the chief information and communication technologies officer of Turkcell. “HP cloud technologies and expertise are providing Turkcell the ability to enter this market quickly, and the flexibility to deliver cloud services that are tailored for each customer.”

“To compete with rivals, communications service providers must use new technologies like cloud services to build new businesses,” said David Sliter, vice president and general manager, Communications, Media and Entertainment Solutions, HP Enterprise Services.

“HP Cloud System Service Provider enables Turkcell to expand its enterprise business via service offerings that help its customers operate more efficiently.”