PHOTO - (From left) Abdul Aziz Abdul Kadir, chief operations officer, MIMOS, Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah, president & CEO of MIMOS, Dato' Suriah Abdul Rahman, chairman of MIMOS, Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, group CEO, TM, Ghazali Omar, CEO of VADS and Zulkapli Mustafa, vice president, ICT services, VADS discussing the agreement at the recent signing ceremony.
ICT solutions provider VADS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia, is the first Malaysian cloud provider to collaborate with government applied research agency MIMOS. Under the agreement, the partners will develop an orchestration platform for VADS cloud computing services, it was announced on 30 June 2011.
VADS chief executive officer Ghazali Omar, who is also TM executive vice president, enterprise, said this was a smart partnership that would allow VADS to offer comprehensive suites of cloud services to enterprise, government and SME (small and medium enterprise) customers. "As the largest data centre provider in the country, going for cloud is the logical evolution for VADS to enhance its offerings. The introduction of 'VADS Cloud Computing' is a natural progression in line with our roadmap towards becoming a prominent ICT player in Malaysia while supporting the national agenda to be a key enabler for local SMEs especially Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)."
"Towards this end, we will continue engaging with SME Corp and SMIDEC as well as collaborate with key industry associations to improve our outreach to SME communities," said Omar. "This is also part of TM's strategic initiatives towards the creation of the Information Exchange for the country where everyone can leverage on our platform to connect, communicate and collaborate effectively, be it for government, education, business or pleasure. Via MIMOS' orchestration technology, we will be able to provide a complete cloud offering suite of services ranging from public, private and hybrid cloud services targeted to SME, enterprise and the government market segments."
"Our smart partnership with MIMOS marks another milestone for VADS as we become the first local cloud provider to collaborate with a local technology partner," he said. "We are also the first Malaysian telco to offer comprehensive three-layer cloud services and a technology neutral cloud infrastructure. This collaboration is part of our continuous efforts to elevate our managed ICT services to the next level, by not merely managing data centres but also providing key solutions that are efficient, cost-saving and reliable to our customers. By providing cloud services, we also hope to enrich current connectivity and increase the utilisation of our 14 data centres nationwide. VADS Cloud services will enable customers to truly manage their usage and cost to operate their business successfully."
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