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NEC to provide cloud services to Thai industrial parks

Veronica C. Silva | Aug. 1, 2011
A range of services starting this month for companies in the Amata Industrial Estate

The Thailand office of Japan's NEC Corporation has landed a deal that will provide cloud services to two of Thailand's biggest industrial estates.

NEC Corporation (Thailand), a subsidiary of NEC in Thailand, said it has signed an agreement with Amata Corporation to provide software-as-a-service (SaaS) over cloud for companies located at the Amata Industrial Estate in Thailand.

A press statement said Amata holds the two largest industrial estates in Thailand, Amata Nakorn and Amata City, with a total area of about 4,600 hectares hosting 650 companies on site.

NEC said it will provide information and communications technology (ICT) solutions to the companies on the Amata sites to include infrastructure, such as PBX, servers and data centres; and applications, such as ERP, HR groupware, Web conferencing.

Tenant services

With the agreement, Amata can add ICT services to its list of offerings to its tenants, aside from the utilities services, such as water and electricity.

For the first year of implementation, which starts this month, NEC Thailand plans to offer its services to more than 30 companies in the industrial parks. Eventually, they would like to expand their offerings to include infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

NEC said cloud services can reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT investments and this is one of the reasons why there is a demand for cloud services worldwide. To help companies reduce their TCO, the company said it aims to promote both its cloud-oriented service platform solutions and its systems integration businesses. With its partnership with Amata, NEC hopes to further promote its offerings to the rest of Asia.


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