Bangkok, Thailand – September 26, 2019 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, has announced that True Internet Data Center (True IDC), a leading carrier neutral data center and cloud provider in Thailand, will be the first in the country to offer VMware Cloud on AWS. As part of the VMware Cloud Provider Program, True IDC will now offer the VMware Cloud on AWS, providing Thai enterprises with choice, flexibility and agility as they accelerate their cloud journeys to meet the growing demands of Thailand’s fledging digital economy.
In line with the Thailand 4.0 vision, organizations across Thailand are fully embracing digital transformation and plugging into the globalized digital economy. Research firm IDC predicts that over 61% of Thailand’s GDP will be digitalized by 2022 , with growth in every industry driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships. The new partnership between True IDC and VMware aims to support Thailand’s booming digital economy by offering local enterprises the speed, scale and agility of a cloud-enabled infrastructure, supercharging their digital transformation journeys as they gear up for growth.
“True IDC’s position as one of the top carrier neutral data center provider in Thailand, together with their national network, makes them the ideal partner to roll out the VMware Cloud on AWS service to enterprises across the country,” said Sanjay K. Deshmukh, vice president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Korea, VMware. “Combining the industry-leading Software-Defined Data Center capabilities of VMware, together with the elasticity, breadth, and depth of AWS infrastructure and services, the new hybrid cloud service is well-positioned to be the platform-of-choice for forward-thinking enterprises in Thailand.”
“Cloud migration is a key component of digital transformation, and the VMware Cloud on AWS offering will enable us to provide a country-wide high-capacity digital infrastructure to our customers, thereby increasing the accessibility, availability and affordability of digital products and services to consumers at domestic and international level,” said Tanat Sangkasem, Chief Technology Officer, True IDC. “We are excited to be the launch partner for VMware Cloud on AWS in Thailand and look forward to supporting our customers with the best-in-class multi-cloud offerings that will serve to enable new product innovations in furtherance of the Thailand 4.0 vision.”
As an existing VMware Cloud Provider Partner and AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, True IDC’s team of technical experts possess deep product knowledge of both VMware and AWS offerings, and is able to provide the full suite of consulting, implementation and managed services to customers across Thailand. Customers can tap on True IDC’s VMware Cloud Consulting Service provided by certified professional service engineers, as well as a simplified single invoice and billing management service.
Jointly engineered by VMware and AWS, the applications deployed in this environment benefit from robust disaster protection and optimized access to AWS’ wide range of services. It can also reduce the cost and effort associated with migrating applications to the cloud by delivering infrastructure and operations that are consistent with those deployed within customer data centers, and extending tools, processes, and practices proven to support the most demanding applications.
Recent advancements to the service include:
• Improvements to Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service that can deliver robust protection for large-scale and storage intensive workloads, while significantly reducing the cost and complexity previously required to enable the business continuity of mission-critical applications, cyclic workloads and Next Gen apps.
• Supporting large-scale, more secure cloud migrations and application portability globally, enabling customers to more rapidly and reliably migrate applications and extend data centers to the cloud.