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True IDC chosen to offer VMware cloud on AWS

Sep 28. 2019
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By The Nation

True Internet Data Centre (True IDC), a leading carrier-neutral data centre and cloud provider in Thailand, will be the first in the country to offer VMware cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced.

In line with the Thailand 4.0 vision, organisations across Thailand are fully embracing digital transformation and plugging into the globalised digital economy.

Research firm IDC predicts that over 61 per cent of Thailand’s GDP will be digitalised by 2022, with growth in every industry driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships.

The new partnership between True IDC and VMware aims to support Thailand’s digital economy by offering local enterprises the speed, scale and agility of a cloud-enabled infrastructure, they said.

“True IDC’s position as one of the top carrier-neutral data centre providers in Thailand, together with their national network, makes them the ideal partner to roll out the VMware Cloud on AWS service to enterprises across the country,” said Sanjay K Deshmukh, vice president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Korea, VMware. “Combining the industry-leading software-defined data centre capabilities of VMware, together with the elasticity, breadth and depth of AWS infrastructure and services, the new hybrid cloud service is well-positioned to be the platform-of-choice for forward-thinking enterprises in Thailand,” Deshmukh said.

“Cloud migration is a key component of digital transformation, and the VMware cloud on AWS offering will enable us to provide a country-wide high-capacity digital infrastructure to our customers, thereby increasing the accessibility, availability and affordability of digital products and services to consumers at domestic and international level,” said Tanat Sangkasem, chief technology officer, True IDC. “We are excited to be the launch partner for VMware cloud on AWS in Thailand and look forward to supporting our customers with the best-in-class multi-cloud offerings that will serve to enable new product innovations in furtherance of the Thailand 4.0 vision.”

As an existing VMware cloud provider partner and AWS advanced consulting partner, True IDC’s team of technical experts possess deep product knowledge of both VMware and AWS offerings and are able to provide the full suite of consulting, implementation and managed services to customers across Thailand, Tanat said.

Customers can tap on True IDC’s VMware cloud consulting service provided by certified professional service engineers, as well as a simplified single invoice and billing management service, he said.

Jointly engineered by VMware and AWS, the applications deployed in this environment benefit from robust disaster protection and optimised access to AWS’ wide range of services. It can also reduce the cost and effort associated with migrating applications to the cloud by delivering infrastructure and operations that are consistent with those deployed within customer data centres, and extending tools, processes, and practices proven to support the most demanding applications, True IDC said.

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