Peering One launches Microsoft-powered virtual private cloud service
By Digital News Asia July 15, 2015
- Hosted in Uptime Institute Tier III certified data centre
- Microsoft Cloud OS offers compute, storage, data and networking resources
CLOUD and data centre services provider Peering One has announced the availability of its ‘Peering One Cloud’ virtual private cloud service in Malaysia.
The Peering One Cloud offers small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well as enterprises and medium-sized software houses, a cost-efficient yet scalable cloud solution, the company said in a statement.
The service is hosted at Peering One’s data centre, which the company claimed is the first in Malaysia accredited with Tier III Design Certification by the Uptime Institute. Tier III Certification is awarded to data centres with the highest reliability and availability level, it added.
The Peering One Cloud sits in a Microsoft Cloud OS (operating system) platform that offers a collection of integrated services including compute, storage, data and networking.
The deployment of cloud computing in Malaysia until recently has been largely confined to enterprises implementing private cloud configurations, Peering One said in its statement.
Speed and lower capital costs have driven the virtual private cloud to become the operational model of choice for companies.
The number of service providers offering virtual private clouds or hybrid clouds is expected to grow in Malaysia, catering to the increasing number of non-highly regulated industries such as e-commerce, oil and gas, and trading companies.
According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast, worldwide spending on hosted private cloud services – an operational model for deploying computing infrastructure services of many types via a cloud model – will be more than US$24 billion in 2016.
“Large enterprises stand to benefit most from our cost-competitive and scalable service,” said Peering One Malaysia country manager Wong Chee Voon (pic).
“They can quickly scale up or down to match their particular demands. In short, clients only pay for what they use.
“Peering One also offers system integration capabilities by providing clients with the option of migrating their infrastructure to the cloud. Our service is backed up with 24x7 technical support from highly experienced certified professionals.
“They can create a proof-of-concept (POC) environment within a matter of hours to illustrate features, functions and benefits and to ensure that the end product matches the client’s expectations,” he claimed.
An added advantage is Microsoft’s Cloud OS platform that can host all the virtual machines of any business, Peering One said.
It also offers Microsoft’s all-in-one management web portal that integrates an organisation’s private cloud (on its data centre) to the hosted private cloud and virtual private cloud (at Peering One’s data centre), right through to the public cloud (on Windows Azure).
Microsoft also offers a wide range of third-party apps that can be customised and integrated into the virtual private cloud, Peering One said.
“Today’s organisations are dealing with more mobile devices, new applications, flat IT budgets – and the increasing need for collaboration, demand for data and ways to leverage the cloud,” said Thiyagu Letchumanan (pic), general manager of the Enterprise and Partner Group at Microsoft Malaysia.
“This, in turn, requires infrastructure that is cloud-enabled, with better management tools, increased efficiency, and built-in virtualisation.
“This is exactly what Peering One is offering, and we’re proud that Peering One has joined a growing list of organisations that has chosen Microsoft as their preferred technology partner,” he added.
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