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Welcome to the post-PC era: VMware Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Nov. 30, 2011
Virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions provider VMware Malaysia releases results of a new study conducted by Forrester Consulting.

"CIOs now must cope with mass consumerisation in the end-user computing space with different machines being used during the day. CIOs need a single compliant coherent strategy as part of their IT strategy in order to manage the increasing complexity of IT."

"With smartphones and tablet devices becoming essential tools at work, businesses and governments need to support an increasingly mobile workforce," said VMware Malaysia country manager, Laurence Si. "This has led them to view cloud computing as a strategic investment that will allow them to achieve business agility and efficiency, while leveraging existing investments and preparing for future growth."

Si said that VMware's technologies -- such VMware Cloud Infrastructure suite, which included the vCloud Connector 1.5 console, and vCenter Site Recovery Manager -- were designed to power disaster recovery (DR) services to the cloud.

"One of the most valuable things we can bring to our customers is DR to the cloud," added Lenta. "This includes replication of the virtualised image independent of any other storage arrangement."

"In addition, CIOs can use VMware Horizon manager to manage applications from an application store and make these available to multiple devices supported by IT," he said. "Cloud requires a new approach to IT management, and CIOs must fundamentally change the way they manage security, resource management, end-users, application development, among others in the IT chain."

"In Malaysia, MNCs are leading the charge into cloud computing rather than SMBs," said Lenta. "The hybrid cloud is the pervasive model, being a combination of the public and private approaches. Barriers to cloud computing include data privacy, data location as well as security concerns. Reducing infrastructure costs is just stage one."

"Serious concerns over data privacy and security have led local respondents to show a preference for a hybrid cloud model," said VMware's Si. "We believe that seamless federation of information between public, private and hybrid clouds is critical to realising the true benefits of cloud computing. With that in mind, our partnerships with JARING in Malaysia and other VMware Service Provider Programme partners are designed to enable the secure provision of enterprise-grade solutions and management tools that work transparently and securely across our customers' different cloud environments."


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