Photo - Wong Chee Voon, Country Manager, Peering One Malaysia.
Peering One's has virtual private cloud service launch in Malaysia, Peering One Cloud, will support cost-efficient cloud deployment plans by the country's small and medium businesses as well as enterprises, said the Asia Pacific enterprise cloud provider.
Peering One Malaysia country manager Wong Chee Voon said though enterprises have until recently been the main drivers of private cloud implementations, the number of service providers for private and hybrid clouds was expected to increase in Malaysia in the near future.
The increasing number of non-highly regulated industries such as e-commerce, oil and gas and trading companies were now looking for cost-efficient yet scalable cloud solutions, said Wong, adding that this trend is helping cloud service providers to move away from traditional, dedicated 1:1 physical systems for delivering their business processes, datacentre outsourcing and other services.
He cited an IDC forecast that worldwide spending on hosted private cloud (HPC) services [an operational model for deploying computing infrastructure services of many types via a cloud model] will surpass US$24 billion in 2016.
Wong said the Peering One Cloud was hosted at Peering One's HDC data centre, a world class data centre and the first in Malaysia accredited with Tier III Design Certification by the Uptime Institute.
"[While] large enterprises stand to benefit most from our cost competitive and scalable service, they can quickly scale up or down to match their particular demands," he said. "In short, clients only pay for what they use. Peering One also offers system integration capabilities by providing clients with the option of migrating their infrastructure to the cloud. Our service is backed up with 24x7 technical support from highly experienced certified professionals and create a proof-of-concept (POC) environment within a matter of hours to illustrate features, functions and benefits and to ensure that the end product matches the client's expectations."
Thiyagu Letchumanan, Microsoft Malaysia's general manager, Enterprise and Partner Group, said Peering One Cloud uses a Microsoft Cloud OS platform, which offered a comprehensive collection of end-to-end integrated services including compute, storage, data and networking.
"IT organisations, both large and small are operating in an increasingly mobile driven IT environment," said Letchumanan. "Today's organisations are dealing with more mobile devices, new applications, flat IT budgets, and the increasing need for collaboration, demand for data and ways to leverage the cloud."
"This, in turn, requires infrastructure that is cloud-enabled, with better management tools, increased efficiency and built-in virtualisation. This is exactly what Peering One is offering, and we're proud that Peering One has joined a growing list of organisations that has chosen Microsoft as their preferred technology partner," he said.
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