Photo - Simon Aspinall, President of Service Provider business, Virtustream.
Anise Asia, which provides public and private cloud services in Malaysia, has partnered with enterprise-class software and services provider Virtustream to power the next generation of its cloud platform, as it launches its SAP Business One Cloud offering to Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
This move will deliver enterprise-class infrastructure and applications to SMEs, said Anise Asia founder and chief executive officer, Suhaimee Abu Hassan.
"With SAP Business One Cloud, we answered our clients' call for an ERP solution that was quick to deploy and easy to run and maintain. By moving those solutions into the cloud, we are addressing their demand for more flexibility, security and cost savings," said Suhaimee. "Virtustream is a trusted partner with vast SAP application and managed services expertise, and SAP certification that enables us to provide our customers with the best and most comprehensive set of services available in the market."
Simon Aspinall, president of service provider business, Virtustream, said the alliance will allow the expansion of the company's cloud IaaS (infrastructure as a service), software and cloud professional services into the high-growth ASEAN market, through a Master Distribution Agreement, which will allow Anise Asia to sell Virtustream's software portfolio throughout the region.
"This is a strategic move for both companies," said Aspinall. "Together, Anise Asia and Virtustream are able to address the growing demand for enterprise-class cloud services in the ASEAN market."
He said Virtustream's micro-VM (µVM) technology made it possible for IT operating expenses to be more efficiently optimised, while its consumption based pricing model ensured that customers only pay for the resources used.
Aspinall said that enterprises can gain the scalable, dynamic, on-demand benefits of the cloud combined with enterprise-class performance, security and compliance.
Speaking of this announcement, Bernard Chiang, managing director of enterprise solutions firm SAP Malaysia, said, "SAP Malaysia would like to congratulate Anise Asia and Virtustream on their partnership to pave the way for more Malaysian SMEs to be empowered by SAP Business One Cloud."
"Our partners are an extension of the SAP network and, quite often with their local knowledge and expertise, play the critical role of fulfilling the 'last mile' of implementation; hence, laying the path for local SMEs to be empowered with innovative ways to reach new customers, maximise efficiency, and drive profitable growth. With SAP Business One Cloud, SMEs can then look forward to better management in every aspect of their operations - from sales and customer relationships to financials and operations," said Chiang.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Virtustream delivers enterprise-class cloud software and service provider to enterprises worldwide and owns data centres in the U.S. and Europe with service provider partner data centres in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.
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