IGS & NETAPP ADVANCE ITS AVM CLOUD SERVICES OFFERINGS
Country’s largest multi-tenancy cloud platform to introduce Software-as-Service (SaaS) marketplace and expand into ASEAN
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 November 2017 – IGS, a recognised leader in cloud services in Malaysia is working with NetApp, the pioneer market player in data storage and management to enhance its AVM Cloud Services, a multi-tenancy cloud platform which offers a broad range of enterprise cloud services that are dynamic enough to support the needs of large organisations while meeting the basic requirements of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The services are offered through three main products, Virtual Private Cloud, Dedicated Cloud and Cloud-in-a-Box. Developed with NetApp’s Data Fabric strategy, which unifies data mobility with seamless data management, AVM Cloud Services can easily manage customer data across centres equipped with NetApp as well as offer customers the reality of instantly interoperating with other clouds. These include hyperscale cloud providers, providing choice, maximum application availability and assurance against vendor lock-in.
According to Kenny Lim, Co-founder and Director of IGS, “IGS started out as a traditional systems integrator that specialises in infrastructure solutions. Today, AVM Cloud Services is one of the largest homegrown cloud services provider in Malaysia, a first-of-its-kind cloud solution in the market. AVM Cloud Services is a complete one-stop Next Generation Cloud Platform that offers customers nearly unlimited choice of compute, storage, and network connectivity. It is also available on demand and with a growing list of key workloads and applications. NetApp’s All-Flash integration, automation, software, QoS, and scalability are vital in enabling the unique offerings of our AVM Cloud Services. This is why IGS is proud to be ‘Fueled by NetApp’.”
“Our customers come to us with very complex IT needs, it’s more than just ensuring 100% application uptime. We need to meet the requirements that cater to a wide variety of workloads, which include mission-critical intensive applications and a wide spectrum of industry requirements. Beyond that, customers also expect a consistent level of performance, especially for these applications that demand a higher level of business agility.” Kenny concluded.
Azrin Abd Shukor, Country Manager, NetApp Malaysia & Brunei said, “Service providers must create engagement models that align with how enterprise IT wants to consume them. These products and solutions, together with their strategic packaging are the key to building profitable, customer-focused solutions. Data fabric is NetApp’s vision for hybrid cloud that enables service providers to do this effectively. Grounded by our Data Visionary proposition, NetApp believes in helping organisations transform and dominate new business models, thus forging new industries of tomorrow. We are happy to work with IGS to realise this vision and its plans on becoming one of the biggest cloud providers in ASEAN.”
“By unlocking digital customers’ channels and markets, as well as new opportunities for monetisation through Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT), NetApp is helping to redefine the customer experience. Through IGS’ AVM Cloud Services, customers are able to harness the value of data while achieving greater levels of productivity and differentiation,” he added.
AVM Cloud Services has accelerated IGS’ vision from being a traditional systems integrator to a full-service cloud provider. With over 200 customers on AVM Cloud today, IGS will begin to onboard more Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to provide SaaS based solutions on top of their cloud-platform while building the ecosystem for their partners. It is also set to expand its offerings into the ASEAN market in the next two years.