Photo - Shinjiru's Sales Director Jeffrey Khow
Malaysia's cloud initiative, driven by national ICT agency Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), will be further boosted by the launch on 12 June 2015 of new cloud services from local Web hosting provider Shinjiru.
These new services will help local independent software vendors (ISVs) push out cloud services, said Shinjiru's sales director Jeffrey Khow, who added that the company has " grown from humble local roots by building one of its key strengths - that of providing virtual servers and expertise in Microsoft Cloud OS infrastructure."
This background has helped Shinjiru evolve to become part of MDeC's national initiative to build the country's cloud computing ecosystem, now capable of delivering software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS), said Khow.
"There are so many reasons to back Cloud today that the entire initiative simply cannot be over-emphasised," said Khow. "Malaysia is sharply moving forward in its drive to have technology play a key part of economic development, and the cloud offers us a unique opportunity not only in the sense of its use, but for technology companies themselves to build an ecosystem for."
"Naturally, the biggest benefits will be to companies who are moving on to the cloud. It takes a matter of minutes to expand service capability at any time and best of all there's very little or no upfront capital expenditure required. Gone are the days of forking out millions in hardware costs and that's not even counting paying for technical expertise," he said.
Khow said that MDeC and Microsoft, along with Shinjiru will be officially launching the Cloud services on 12th June 2015 at Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur,
MDeC's ISV drive
MDeC has a history of forming alliances to build the cloud ecosystem to help local companies including ISVs as one of the initiatives to foster a national digital economy under the Digital Malaysia umbrella.
"As MDeC's Cloud Technology Partner under the MSC Malaysia Cloud Initiative, is already on the go and has been assisting an ever-increasing number of local ISVs with MSC status in their adoption of the SaaS model," said Khow. "What we can do for them is to offer solid, secure enterprise Cloud and SaaS capabilities to pave the way forward for ISVs so that they can grow their businesses."
To further support ISV in their transition to the SaaS model, Khow said that Shinjiru and MDeC were funding uptakes on the service. The two combined to offer up to RM30,000 [US$8,119] for adoption of a platform and subscription to services for every SME that subscribes to the SaaS offering. Go-to-market assistance is provided via MDeC's Cloud Brokerage platform.
"Shinjiru has been one of the most active partners in this programme. We have signed up 25 ISVs under our wing, with an average of five per week. Apart from providing our Cloud infrastructure, we are committed to also offer assistance on Cloud adoption and on-boarding process to ISVs," said Khow.
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