Singapore telco SingTel has been awarded the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)'s five-year tender to deploy a private cloud computing infrastructure on a whole-of-government basis.
The winning proposal leverages end-to-end virtualisation solutions from VMware's comprehensive Cloud Infrastructure Suite built on VMware vSphere, announced the virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions provider today.
"This win marks an important milestone in our longstanding relationship with SingTel, and speaks to our shared belief that migration to cloud can drive transformation change, and offer the flexibility to use on- and off-premise resources in a secured fashion," said Andrew Dutton, senior vice president and general manager, VMware Asia Pacific and Japan.
By providing the same cloud infrastructure to both government agencies and service providers, VMware enables secure interoperability between private and public clouds-bringing all of the benefits of a hybrid cloud approach, said a company spokesperson.
"VMware's G-Cloud solutions will enable all organs of the government to develop, deploy and scale up applications with greater agility, lower capital and operating costs, strengthen security and ensure business continuity," said Bill Chang, SingTel's managing director, Business Group, Group ICT.
The company added that this announcement builds on the successful partnership between the two companies around SingTel PowerON Compute - an on-demand enterprise hybrid cloud solution powered by VMware vCloud Datacenter Services.
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