PHOTO - Rozaimy Abd. Rahman, executive vice president, TM Global (second from right) exchanging documents with David Rich, vice president, Asia Pacific, Akamai (second from left) after the signing ceremony for a partnership between TM and Akamai, witnessed by Philip Chua, regional manager, ASEAN, Akamai (left), Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, director of NKEA (CCI & Business Services), PEMANDU (centre) and Datuk Bazlan Osman, group chief financial officer, TM (right).
Akamai's NetStorage solution will be offered to Malaysian telco Telekom Malaysia's (TM) domestic and regional customers as the result of a recent agreement.
Under the agreement, signed during Capacity Asia 2011 held in Kuala Lumpur in November, Akamai NetStorage will be deployed in TM's Data Centre in Cyberjaya, which is targeted to be fully completed by end of 2011.
With its diverse Internet Protocol-based (IP-based) international network, TM will be able to offer NetStorage not only to its domestic but also its regional customers through its Point of Presence (POPs) connectivity.
TM Global executive vice president, Rozaimy Abd. Rahman, said: "TM is very pleased with this collaboration with Akamai on the NetStorage arrangement, which sees Akamai's only such storage facility in South Asia hosted in Malaysia. The Akamai NetStorage, which will also attract a high volume of Internet traffic to TM's network, will definitely strengthen Malaysia's position as a regional Internet hub."
"Today's hyperconnected world is leading to enormous demand on data traffic and storage capacity on the Internet," said Akamai vice president, Asia Pacific, David Rich. "This new collaborative effort between Akamai and TM will help cement the value of Malaysia as an important Internet hub in this region. Malaysia has sound Internet infrastructure, and it is well connected to many countries in this region. This makes it an ideal location for the Akamai NetStorage facility."
"NetStorage is a secure, cost effective managed service for the storage of large volumes of data, offering multiple terabytes of storage capacity on demand, automatic failover capability, content replication and connectivity to multiple Internet service providers," said Rich. "It also intelligently monitors network traffic and automatically avoids congestion and overloads for better overall user experience. Customers will also be getting support from an award-winning team that has integrated close to 3,000 Akamai customers through a well-established methodology."
"With the collaboration, TM's customers will be able to enjoy excellent Internet connectivity and enhanced surfing experience as the source of content is stored locally here, which will result in seamless network performance," said TM's Rozaimy.
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