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ECS is IBM's first SmartCloud partner in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | April 5, 2013
25-30% cost savings are possible with the enterprise grade cloud service, says IBM, which has signed with MSC status firm ECS ICT.

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Photo - (From left) JH Soong, Executive Director of ECS Pericomp Berhad; Foo Sen Chin, Managing Director of ECS ICT Berhad; Albert Lee, General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM Malaysia; and Chiam Yat Seng, General manager, Cloud Computing, IBM ASEAN.

 

MSC (Multimedia Supercorridor) Malaysia status firm ECS ICT's subsidiary ECS Pericomp has signed with technology solutions giant IBM as the first partner in the country to deliver IBM SmartCloud Solutions, said IBM.


IBM Malaysia managing director Paul Moung, said: "We see a growing demand for cloud computing solutions in Malaysia. IBM's research shows that Cloud could yield between 25 and 30 percent or more in savings for organisations, thus shifting investment from maintaining infrastructure to pursuing new projects while reducing cost. Cloud can also free up money and resources for such enterprises to pursue expansion initiatives."

"IBM will act as a cloud infrastructure provider to ECS," said Moung.  "Last month, IBM introduced for the first time a new software - IBM SmartCloud Storage Access that lets organisations set up secure private storage clouds and users store information on the company's internal cloud. The new package features a Web-based self-service portal that lets any user create an account, set up the amount of storage they need, and then start uploading files via the cloud - all with just a few clicks and without the assistance of an IT administrator."

He said IBM SmartCloud would deliver computing options with virtual IT infrastructure support with a standard level of security for sharing physical IT resources among many tenants, as well as dedicated computing environments for an extra level of protection. "The pricing is on a 'pay per use' model, based on IBM's SmartCloud amount of usage and capacity, on a monthly basis. ECS can then bill their customers accordingly based on their business model."

"It was a great choice to partner with IBM and equip ourselves with a new virtual server that will provide us with business resilience and disaster recovery capabilities," said ECS managing director Foo Sen Chin.

"Besides the immense cost savings compared to doing this ourselves, we are able to offer our customers the very latest IT solutions, using innovative systems and the latest in technology. With IBM's well known expertise and breath of solutions, we are confident this will reap great benefits for our customers," said Foo.

ECS ICT (ECS), an MSC-status company, and its group of subsidiaries started in 1985 with the establishment of ECS KU. Today, the Group is the distribution hub for Information & Communications Technology (ICT) products in Malaysia via ECS Astar and ECS Pericomp.

 

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