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ECS, IBM team up on transforming IT infrastructure in Malaysia

Anuradha Shukla | April 5, 2013
Sign a business deal to deliver SmartCloud Solutions for enterprises.

IBM and ECS have teamed up on helping clients transform their IT infrastructure & business.

IBM has provided ECS with enterprise grade cloud service and allowed the authourised distributor of ICT products to distribute its cloud services and solutions in Malaysia.

ECS will now be IBM's first business partner in Malaysia under the IBM SmartCloud Solutions and will be responsible for providing the technical support for small to mid-sized enterprises that are moving to cloud services.

Optimised for mission-critical, enterprise workloads, IBM SmartCloud solutions have the scalable flexibility of a public cloud. These solutions are ideal for business use and offer an entry point to cloud computing.

"It was a great choice to partner with IBM and equip ourselves with a new virtual server that will provide us with business resilience and disaster recovery capabilities," said Foo Sen Chin, managing director of ECS. "With IBM's well-known expertise and breath of solutions, we are confident this will reap great benefits for our customers."

Increased demand for cloud in Malaysia

Demand for cloud computing solutions is increasing in Malaysia as organisations in the nation have recognised this technology can result in savings.

Paul Moung, managing director of IBM Malaysia, notes that this saving can be used by organisations to pursue expansion initiatives.

The IBM SmartCloud includes a range of features such as computing options with virtual IT infrastructure support. It also comes with a standard level of security for sharing physical IT resources among many tenants.

Dedicated computing environments included in the solution offers an extra level of protection. Enterprises can use the IBM SmartCloud solution on a 'pay per use' model, and ECS can bill their customers accordingly based on their business model.

Moung added that IBM introduced a new software, IBM SmartCloud Storage Access, last month that enables enterprises to set up secure private storage clouds.

"The new package features a Web-based self-service portal that lets any user create an account, set up the amount of storage they need, and then start uploading files via the cloud - all with just a few clicks and without the assistance of an IT administrator," said Moung.


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