Finnish telecommunication giant Nokia announced in a press release that the company signed a 5-year strategy agreement with Google under which Nokia will move its IT infrastructure to Google Cloud.
Nokia and Google worked together for the past few months to create a customized approach in migrating Nokia’s data centers and servers to Google’s cloud infrastructure. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Nokia disclosed expectations and they are long-term operational cost savings and reduction in footprint, considering Google will take care of the hardware that needs to power Nokia’s services.
The migration already started and will take 18-24 months. I hope more details about this move will be disclosed in quarterly financial or annual reports. Besides Nokia, the maker of Nokia phones HMD Global is also using Google Cloud.