VADS and VMware to jointly deliver DaaS and enterprise social solutions
By Digital News Asia November 18, 2014
- VMware’s Horizon DaaS and Socialcast hosted on VADS’ Virtual Private Cloud
- Currently being tested by a focus group, market availability by Q1 2015
MALAYSIAN integrated managed ICT/ BPO (Information and Communications Technology/ Business Process Outsourcing) service provider VADS Bhd and US cloud and virtualisation giant VMware Inc have agreed to extend their collaboration to provide managed Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and enterprise social networking services.
The collaboration leverages on VMware’s virtual desktop and cloud solutions – Horizon DaaS and Socialcast – that are hosted on VADS’ Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VADS said on a statement.
This would provide businesses with the agility to deliver end-user computing services quickly and easily without the complexity of deploying and managing infrastructure, VADS claimed.
With the business services offered by VADS VPC, companies can provision IT services on a pay-as-you-go model, shifting expenses from capital expenditure (capex) to operational expenditure and reducing IT management complexity, it added.
Socialcast enables businesses to create a common social experience across all business applications, making conversations, people, documents, and projects easily discoverable and more actionable.
VADS first became part of the VMware Service Provider Programme in late 2012, and earlier this year received the VMware Partner Network Award in the Enterprise Solution Provider Partner of the Year category for both the Global and Asia Pacific regions.
“The VADS-VMware solution focuses on bridging the gap between the changing business expectations of availability and access, with the business priorities of performance, agility and security,” said VADS chief executive officer Ahmad Azhar Yahya.
“Businesses would be able to focus on delivering the best value, environment and resources for their mobile workforce and not worry about the infrastructure or expertise needed,” he added.
VADS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Bhd, and said it serves more than 500 medium to large businesses across industries.
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Both VADS Managed DaaS and Socialcast are currently being tested by a focus group and will be made available to the market by the first quarter of 2015, VADS said.
“With VMware’s Horizon DaaS and SocialCast which is available in Malaysia for the first time, companies can bring diverse groups of employees together to accelerate business performance without heavy capex,” said Laurence Si, country manager, VMware Malaysia and Brunei.
“Users want enterprise-class performance and availability with the flexibility to use familiar devices and applications – anywhere, any time.
“VMware’s leading technology in enterprise social networking and end-user computing, coupled with VADS’ expertise in integrated managed services, will enable Malaysian businesses to gain the technology support and flexibility customised for their mobile workforce needs,” he added.
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