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TIM uses Google Cloud to modernise digital infrastructure

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The former Telecom Italia, now known as TIM, says it is using Google Cloud to modernise its IT infrastructure and add new capabilities that aim to help close the digital divide between public institutions, commercial enterprises, and private citizens.

TIM, a leading player in Italy and Brazil in the ICT sector, develops fixed, mobile, and cloud infrastructures and data centres and offers services and products for communications and entertainment.

According to TIM, the telco is using cloud technology to close the digital divide between public institutions, commercial enterprises, and private citizens to provide innovative tools and services to all of its stakeholders.

After a year-long search for the right partner, TIM says it chose Google Cloud.

“It was crucial for us to find the right partner to drive our cloud transformation,” says Mauro Maccagnani, Head of Digital Enterprise Solutions at TIM.

“We needed more flexibility, scalability, and security, as well as continuous innovation and evolving expertise. Google Cloud fits the bill perfectly.”

To help migrate its data and services to Google Cloud, TIM enlisted its cloud company, Noovle SpA to address the company's digital infrastructure.

On the hardware side, TIM migrated just over a quarter (26%) of its private cloud solutions from on-premises data centres to Google Cloud, using Compute Engine to create and run virtual machines.

“Our first objective is to be fast in answering to the continuously changing market needs,” said Maccagnani.

“But keeping everything up to date requires a lot of effort and resources.

"Our cloud migration will lead to high responsiveness and cost savings.

"I’d advise anyone who is considering moving from on-prem to the cloud to do it as soon as possible.”

As part of the modernisation program, TIM is building new data centres, which will be the backbone infrastructure for two new Google Cloud regions in Italy.

In addition, TIM is using the Google Kubernetes Engine for its software modernisation..

“The ability of Google Kubernetes Engine to lift and shift old applications to be redesigned in a microservices architecture allows us to manage, monitor, scale-up, and control applications,” said Maccagnani.

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