TM ONE Launches Cloud α (Cloud Alpha) Promotions to Keep Business Up and Running
16 Apr 2020
In conjunction with the recent announcement on the launch of Cloud α (Cloud Alpha), TM ONE, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) is now rolling out several promotional packages for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, to ease the journey towards cloud adoption for its enterprise and public sector customers – particularly to boost their resilience amidst the challenging times brought about by COVID-19.
Ahmad Taufek Omar, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of TM ONE, said, “With the Movement Control Order (MCO) in place, Malaysian organisations are turning to digital tools to ensure a smooth running of their operations. Online communication and collaboration tools have become important during this period, and cloud is at the foundation of these digital tools. Many organisations are also beefing up its crisis preparedness in the wake of COVID-19. Therefore, disaster recovery has become crucial to ensure business continuity and resilience when the need arises. Responding to this, we have designed these promotional packages to solidify business resilience during this challenging times. This is in support of the Government’s public health initiatives, and in line with our message for everyone to #sTayhoMe #stayconnected, #stayproductive, and #stayinbusiness.”
COVID-19 has created an unprecedented disruption to all organisations, leading to the rise of a new way of working. This has made cloud a critical infrastructure, alongside connectivity, that enables remote working and ensures that organisations can still in operations even when employees work from home.
“As has been the case before the MCO, SaaS remains at the forefront of cloud usage. However, it is expected that the adoption of IaaS and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) will increase as the two solutions become more important for organisations to develop, deploy and store their in-house and mission critical applications. Even in a challenging business environment, we foresee a rising demand for cloud that will continue after the pandemic ends because of the cost efficiency, agility and innovation it enables,” Ahmad Taufek added.
For a limited time only, TM ONE is offering FREE three (3)-month IaaS Proof of Concepts (POC), worth RM15,000, for its Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) or Azure Stack Services. DRaaS, a hassle-free disaster recovery using Cloud Sync on TM ONE Virtual Private Cloud. This will enable TM ONE customers to replicate and host virtual machines to provide failover in the event of a disaster. This saves costs and provides faster Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) compared to the traditional Disaster Recovery (DR) methods. It also simplifies IT management, allowing in-house IT talents to be freed up for higher value-added tasks.
Meanwhile, TM ONE Azure Stack offers businesses and public sector customers with regulatory-aligned, data-residency-compliant hybrid cloud capabilities that connect TM ONE’s private cloud, hosted in its Twin Core Data centres within Malaysia, to Microsoft’s Azure Public Cloud.
To support Malaysians to stay productive as they work from home, and to ensure that businesses especially medium enterprises and SMEs stay connected during this challenging period, TM ONE is offering six (6) months FREE subscription of Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Enterprise E1 trials. These tools will help customers to stay connected with their teams, conduct live events, collaborate and #stayproductive during the MCO.
In addition, TM ONE is also offering discounted prices for Office 365 Business and Enterprise licenses, where its customers can enjoy up to 30% savings from the normal prices. With its secure, customisable, and integrated features, these SaaS packages enable businesses and organisations achieve enhanced productivity as well as collaborate smoothly from anywhere, anytime, and on any devices with peace of mind.
These SaaS promotions are offered in collaboration with Microsoft Malaysia.
For more information about the Cloud α promotions, TM ONE customers can contact their account managers, or visit www.tmone.com.my.
To #stayinformed, go to StayAlert.my portal – a one-stop authentic information resource and TM initiative, to help Malaysians stay up to date on the latest news and developments on COVID-19.