Maxis launches Cloud services
Malaysia’sintegrated services provider, Maxis Berhad, on Aug 22 launched Maxis Cloud, an advanced on-demand, real-time, fully managed cloud service in Malaysia. Maxis also announced that customers will be able to access Maxis Cloud via the country’s highest speed business broadband access over its 100 gigabit per second (100G) optical backbone network and Telekom Malaysia’s HSBB network.
Moving forward, Maxis aims to work closely with key stakeholders such as MDeC, to establish joint programmes to promote adoption of cloud computing services for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) by identifying industry applications which are needed by Malaysian SMEs within the key pillars of Malaysia’s economy; selecting talented software vendors to develop these applications, providing to them joint counsel, market and technology insights and funding; and developing a framework and standards for the overall development of the Malaysian cloud industry as a platform for world-class ICT practice.
Maxis’ Senior Vice President of Business Services, Fitri Abdullah said: “The launch of Maxis Cloud is designed to support the growing need of Malaysian businesses, and help them operate at the next strategic level. With Infrastructure-as-a-Service, we give businesses our capacity for secure, pay-per-use access to computing power, information and content from any screen. We’ve designed Maxis Cloud to enable businesses with better IT solutions and offer tools for skilled software developers to further grow cloud solutions for a more mature market.
“In addition, we believe that our collaboration with MDeC will further accelerate the adoption of cloud technology by software vendors and businesses, and pave the way for an array of enterprise-grade cloud solutions to become available to Malaysian businesses. This will undoubtedly make them more agile, cost-efficient and globally competitive, and enable them to provide better products and services to Malaysian consumers.”
Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, CEO of MDeC said: “The economic benefits for SMEs and businesses when moving some or all of their IT to the Cloud are compelling. Local companies now have the opportunity to buy server and application resources in the required capacity, through easy-to-use and highly scalable architecture. Cloud computing is allowing these companies to move ICT spending from CAPEX to OPEX.”
Badlisham added: “On a national level, we welcome the opportunity to work alongside private sector players such as Maxis and deploy the required technology. Our collective efforts will help Malaysia realise its ambition to become a leader in the global ICT industry much faster.”
Ramaswami Venkatesan, Country General Manager (Technology Services) of Hewlett Packard – a key partner in building the infrastructure of the Maxis Cloud – said: ”Maxis Cloud’s integration of state-of-the-art components, technologies and services from a solid foundation of technology solutions over an advanced network, enables its current offering of IaaS as the most advanced, secured and user-friendly cloud offering in Malaysia.”Back