KUALA LUMPUR: AVM Cloud Sdn Bhd (AVM Cloud), a subsidiary of public-listed TIME Dotcom Berhad (TIME), is gaining strong momentum in transitioning local organisations to conducive hybrid cloud environments and empowering them to realise strong return-on-investments, more productivity and greater agility in responding to customers’ needs.
Its CEO David Chan (pic above) said that, as one of the pioneers for cloud computing services in Malaysia since 2010, the company has become a ‘crucial catalyst’ for businesses to ‘re-invent, re-imagine and revolutionise’ their business models while enabling customers to also realise new markets and revenue streams.
“Over the past decade, AVM Cloud has strengthened our reputation as a leading cloud service provider on par with global cloud service providers,” said David.
“Being part of the TIME Group’s ecosystem means that AVM Cloud, today, is also a significant technological driver for local organisations to successful transition into becoming global key players of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0).
“Now that the world is moving into the IR4.0 era of more powerful connectivity, technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and and internet-of-things (IoT) enabled by hybrid cloud environments would be instrumental for organisations to realise greater operational efficiencies and productivity,” he added.
Drawing on its extensive technical expertise and alliances with global partners like VMware, Veeam and Dell Technologies, AVM Cloud strives to provide comprehensive cloud services, IT solutions and applications that are cost-effective and accessible.
David explained that a virtual private cloud is a public cloud offering that lets an enterprise establish its own private cloud-like computing environment on shared public cloud infrastructure.
“A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) gives an enterprise the ability to define and control a virtual network that is logically isolated from all other public cloud tenants, creating a private and secure place on the public cloud,” he said.
In addition, AVM Cloud ensures that customers’ VPC logical isolation is implemented using virtual network functions and security features that give an enterprise customer granular control over which IP addresses or applications can access particular resources.
Meanwhile, a Dedicated Cloud (DC) is a secure, isolated private cloud that can run code, store data, host websites, and do anything else they could do in an ordinary private cloud —all hosted remotely by a cloud service provider.
“AVM Cloud empowers organisations the opportunity to have the best of both worlds by being able to have a fully customisable hybrid cloud environment with a ‘pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-grow’ Operating Expenditure (OPEX) Model,” explained David.
“Customers data will be stored in an AVM Cloud Tier 3 Datacentre with some of the strictest certifications (PCI DSS, ISO, ISMS), providing you with topnotch security and 24/7 support via multiple channels.”
“From financial services to conglomerates to retail, we ensure that businesses can focus on what they do best. No matter what challenges arise, we help companies adapt to rapidly evolving needs to harness the full potential of the cloud,” he added.
David was speaking at the ‘Diving into the Cloud’ event, hosted recently by both AVM Cloud with support from Dell Technologies.
Representing Dell Technologies at the event was its Senior Systems Engineer, Chin Boon Ping.
At its end, AVM Cloud is the first VMware Authorised Consultant and Premium Partner in Malaysia and among the nation's first VMware Verified Cloud Partners.
VMware Cloud on Dell, in turn, is a fully-managed, subscription based on premises cloud solution.
David said that it combines the latest VMware Cloud infrastructure software with Dell VxRail hardware, creating a unique and powerful combination.
"This solution gives organisations greater control of their workloads by deploying modern hyperconverged infrastructure across on-premises datacenters, edge, and co-locations," said David.
On the cloud market, David believes that it would continue to grow, citing research house International Data Corporation (IDC) which has forecast global ‘whole cloud’ spending to reach US$1.3 trillion by 2025.
“Cloud computing has become the foundation for the delivery of mobile and content services over the past decade and an alternative to traditional enterprise computing environments. As businesses pivot to a digital-first economy, the cloud will continue to play an ever-greater role as the IT industry focuses on delivering greater efficiency, flexibility, and faster innovation,” said David.
“At our end, AVM Cloud is committed to providing ‘choice’ for customers, and not for them to be ‘locked-in’ to any particular cloud provider.
“AVM Cloud is also set to accelerate cloud adoption within TIME’s existing customer base, while further expanding AVM’s market reach due to TIME’s regional footprint: Together, the TIME-AVM group has progressively strengthened our value proposition for public, private or hybrid cloud deployments,” he concluded.