Affordable enterprise-class Celcom Cloud Suite for local businesses introduced
By Digital News Asia January 22, 2021
- Suite provides quick businesses optimisation processes; is easy to deploy
- Can be customised and personalised based various business requirements
Celcom Axiata Bhd has introduced the Celcom Cloud Suite, described as an affordable enterprise-class cloud service that focuses on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), with a goal to accelerate digital adoption among local enterprises and businesses.
The Suite, made in collaboration with Microsoft Malaysia, provides a solution that combines the tools and platform for applications, infrastructure, data storage, software network, security and seamless deployment experience with reliable site recovery advantages.
The service is said to offer potential for business owners to transform their business operations with simplicity and cost efficacy, and is offered together with an array solutions through Celcom’s one-stop digital kit, Celcom Business Suite.
Celcom says that the cloud-computing solution provides enterprises with quick business optimisation processes, as it is easy to deploy, provides flexibility for business owners to easily add-on products and features whenever needed, and is supported by a 24/7 technical team.
This service will also, on paper at least, further reduce the need for additional IT resources, enhancing cost-effectiveness. It also facilitates remote working, as it is accessible to anyone within the enterprise from anywhere.
According to Celcom Axiata Berhad chief executive officer, Idham Nawawi (pic), the telco – as a digital advocate consistently looking to accelerate digital adoption amongst its customers – realised the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, and how it would make it more pressing for businesses to adopt affordable digital solutions to ensure business sustainability.
“As the nation’s economic landscape strives to recover from the impact of the pandemic, local businesses of multiple sizes are urgently looking for trusted and affordable digital solutions to optimise their business operations, especially when many are still implementing ‘work-from-home’ to ensure the safety of their employees,” he says.
“This partnership with Microsoft further elevates our capacity as a trusted digital solutions provider for businesses of all sizes, as we empower them with the capacity to accelerate digital adoption and digitally transform their business. From smaller brick and mortar businesses to larger enterprises, Celcom will always strive towards providing a ‘win-win-win’ situation, creating a sustainable digital ecosystem and benefit the rakyat and country,” he adds.
Microsoft Malaysia managing director K. Raman says that digital transformation is now more imperative than ever to thrive in today’s emerging cloud-first world. “Based on a study by Microsoft and IDC, 77% of business decision-makers in Malaysia say that innovation is now a ‘must’ for them to respond quickly to market challenges and opportunities.”
“To further fuel businesses’ innovation and resilience, we are pleased to partner Celcom for the launch of Celcom Cloud Suite. Having the right digital partners to facilitate digital transformation is crucial, and together with Celcom we look forward to accelerating the digital transformation of Malaysian organisations, leveraging the synergetic relationship between the tech and telco industries,” he continues.
Celcom and Microsoft are also collaborating in other initiatives, such as Celcom’s internal processes enhancement, as well as expansion plans for consumer products and services, including cloud services offering.
In 2019, Celcom and Microsoft inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, aimed to accelerate Celcom’s shift to Cloud and re-imagine their work culture to better suit the digital needs in embracing the 5G era.
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