SingTel’sÂ winning proposal of leveraging on end-to-end virtualization solutions from VMwareâs comprehensive Cloud Infrastructure Suite built on VMwareÂ vSphereÂ®Â has led it to clinch the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)âs five-year tender to deploy a private cloudÂ computing infrastructure on a whole-of-government basis.
âThe Singapore Government has embraced virtualization as a key transformative technology atÂ the heart of the next era of computing, and we are thrilled that SingTel has been awarded thisÂ pioneering opportunity to deploy a private cloud computing infrastructure based on VMwareâsÂ Cloud Infrastructure Management Suite,â said Andrew Dutton, Senior Vice President and GeneralÂ Manager, VMware Asia Pacific and Japan.Â âThis win marks an important milestone in our long-standing relationship with SingTel, and speaks to our shared belief that migration to cloud can driveÂ transformation change, and offer the flexibility to use on- and off-premise resources in a securedÂ fashion.â
Cloud computing has been the talk of the town in recent years. ByÂ leveraging on it, government IT departments can transform into efficient,Â flexible entities that can respond faster to the needs of policy makers, agencies and constituents whileÂ reducing infrastructure and operating costs.
VMware’s provision of the same cloud infrastructure to both government agencies and service providers enables secure interoperability between private and public cloudsâbringing all of theÂ benefits of a hybrid cloud approach. Created based on open standards with a global partner network of public cloud providers, VMware solutions allow public sector IT teams to move applicationsÂ and data between clouds quickly and easily.
âVMware is SingTelâs partner of choice for the landmark G-Cloud tender due to its provenÂ virtualization and cloud solutions. We are committed to developing and delivering a G-Cloud offeringÂ that facilitates the standardization and sharing of computing resources and applications acrossÂ government agencies. VMwareâs G-Cloud solutions will enable all organs of the government toÂ develop, deploy and scale up applications with greater agility, lower capital and operating costs,Â strengthen security and ensure business continuity,â said Bill Chang, SingTelâs Managing Director,Â Business Group, Group ICT.
As a move to accelerate the Singapore Government’s adoption of cloud computing, this announcement also builds on the successful partnership between the two companies aroundÂ SingTel PowerON Compute â an on-demand enterprise hybrid cloud solution powered by VMwareÂ vCloud Datacenter Services that is designed to enable customers to fully utilize their current ITÂ infrastructure investments and benefit from the pay-as-you-use model.