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StarHub and partners provide government public cloud services in Singapore

Zafar Anjum | Oct. 22, 2012
Unveils new service that allows government organisations a subscription-based, self-service access to cloud computing services over its Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform for enterprises called ‘Argonar’.

StarHub has teamed up with several technology partners to provide government public cloud services over its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform for enterprises called 'Argonar', the Singapore-based indo-communications company announced on 19 October.

'Argonar' offers organisations a high performance, reliable, scalable and secure public cloud platform that meets their constantly demanding computing and storage needs. 

The strategic partnership has been formed to meet the requirements for the tender the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) had put out earlier, the company said in a statement.

The 'Argonar' IaaS platform provides StarHub's ultra-fast, highly secure Internet connectivity and flexible subscription-based usage pricing model. The platform is built with Huawei's cloud computing infrastructure which is also an Intel-based Cloud Builders Reference Architecture.

Besides Huawei, StarHub also partners Symantec and Trend Micro Singapore for its 'Argonar' IaaS platform for non-sensitive computing workloads that do not need to reside within the government's G-Cloud environment.

As an added advantage over other public cloud services, the Internet traffic on StarHub's IaaS infrastructure is protected by StarHub Clean Pipe Anti-DDos service that is monitored round-the-clock at its own Network Operations Centre, in addition to the Cyber Watch Centre services managed by e-Cop to detect any malicious activity.


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