Mobile operator Vodafone Group and Google Cloud entered a strategic partnership to jointly develop data services, Vodafone has stated over the weekend.
About 1,000 workers in the UK, Spain and the US will be to asked by both companies to create “Nucleus”, a new cloud-based storage and analytics portal which will host Vodafone’s data.
Nucleus will be capable of processing around 50 terabytes of data a day within the cloud, Vodafone said in a statement.
“Both companies will drive the use of reliable and secure data analytics, insights, and learnings to support the introduction of new digital products and services for Vodafone customers simultaneously worldwide,” the statement added.
Google did not respond to a request for comment by journalists at our partner news agency Reuters.
The news was first reported by the Financial Times on Sunday.
As part of the six-year agreement, both companies will also develop a system called ‘Dynamo’, which can extract and transport data across different countries where the UK-based telecom company operates.
According to the report in the Financial Times, the two companies also want to sell consultancy services to other multinational businesses looking to move huge amounts of data to the cloud in the future.
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