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Malaysia’s Exabytes expands into Singapore

AvantiKumar | Sept. 21, 2012
Multi-location cloud hosting includes grant to Singaporean ISVs.

Chan Kee Siak, CEO, Exabytes Network (cwm) modified

PHOTO - Chan Kee Siak, CEO, Exabytes Network.


Malaysian Web hosting provider Exabytes Network (Exabytes) has expanded its multi-location cloud hosting services to Singapore, which will be managed by Exabytes Networks (Singapore), it said.

Speaking on 18 September 2012, Exabytes chief executive officer Chan Kee Siak said a live demo of the company's latest cloud-hosting offerings, as well as successful case studies, were shown at the National Library Board in Singapore recently to a group of independent software vendors (ISVs).

"We have no doubt that ISV websites will achieve much greater application performance with the extended capability of cloud, leveraging the power of aggregated computing resources on a cost-effective pay-as-you-use basis," said Chan.

"Cloud technology will soon replace the old idea of renting a server or sharing server space (also known as 'shared hosting')," he said. "In a cloud environment, hosted applications can utilise the full computing capabilities and scalability of entire IT resources in the cloud and yet retain great flexibility between different hosting terminals whenever the needs arise."

"We foresee Exabytes' multi-cloud hosting offering to empower Web masters to be able to fully focus on developing their e-commerce products and business operations, rather than be bogged down by trying to manage and upkeep the backend hardware infrastructure to support their growing website and need for consistent performance," said Chan.

"The future is to choose hosting on the cloud. A Web master can just engage a cloud virtual server and have it up and running within 10 minutes. Everything from ordering, billing and the provisioning of the cloud services can be hosted online to deliver a superior Web hosting experience," he added.

Chan said that Exabytes' multi-location cloud hosting services was primarily targeted at SMEs (small and medium enterprises), e-commerce merchants, ISVs, Web developers and designers based in and out of Singapore. The company has about 3,000 customers in Singapore.

Cloud hosting locations in the pipeline

Chan added that Exabytes' multi-location cloud hosting facility in Singapore also benefited Malaysian business organisations intending to expand overseas.

"With more cloud hosting nodes set up around the world, local Web masters have more option on where to optimally host or deploy their Web content, yet manage from the same familiar cloud hosting control panel. This way, they can achieve better customer experience for their website visitors from out of Malaysia," he said.

"Next year 2013, we plan to set up an addition of three more cloud hosting nodes in Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan to provide better coverage in the Asia Pacific region," said Chan, adding that Exabytes' cloud solution was currently hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Cyberjaya, Singapore and the United States.


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