PHOTO - (from left) JARING CEO Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Yaacob watches as a token of appreciation is given to the deputy minister of information, communications and culture, Dato' Joseph Salang Gandum (centre) by JARING chairman Dato' Dr Md Khir Abdul Rahman Chairman.
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Internet service provider JARING Communications has launched the country's first hybrid infrastructure cloud service, JARING OneCloud, which is expected to leapfrog its business growth in the next three years, it said.
During the launch by the deputy minister of information, communications and culture, Dato' Joseph Salang Gandum on 21 July 2011, JARING chief executive officer Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Yaacob said JARING OneCloud would provide the most advanced enterprise-class hybrid infrastructure cloud and on-demand High Performance Computing services. "This service is backed by JARING's experienced technical engineers, certified British standards customer services operations and ISO/IEC 27001 & ISO 9001 standards certified Internet Data Centres."
"In 2010, JARING launched its first wave of Cloud Computing OneGrid High Performance rendering services for computers, network industries and research communities and subsequently this service has evolved and consolidated into the JARING OneCloud Service," said Nik Abdul.
"JARING OneCloud is one of our strategic initiatives to further strengthen the company's position in the ISP [Internet service provider] space and to provide us with sustainable income growth amid fierce ongoing competition and global challenges," he said. "We believe cloud computing is the way forward as it is the key accelerator of any business and we expect to generate revenue of RM2 million [US$672,043] by the end of 2011. Although a modest initial forecast, we are confident of achieving exponential growth in the years to come.
"To this end, we have already invested close to RM5 million [US$1.68 million] for the JARING OneCloud computing infrastructure," Nik Abdul said. "Moreover, we own and operate seven data centres, high speed Internet backbone and satellite services throughout Malaysia and have secured a local and an international customer. We will also be exploring various means to relocate existing customers to JARING OneCloud in the next few years."
"There is no doubt that cloud computing provides a more efficient, flexible, scalable and effective way for enterprises to meet their business needs as companies no longer require installing and maintaining software or computing equipment of their own," said Nik. "There is also no requirement to manage data storage facilities at their premises. Cloud computing is the evolutionary way of storing information and customers can enjoy remote access as JARING OneCloud offers the agility of cloud infrastructure with the compatibility, security and control that enterprise demands."
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