M1 and VMware Team Up to Launch Cloud Offering for Digital Start-ups

Information Technology Press Releases Tuesday November 14, 2017 08:00
SINGAPORE--14 Nov--PRNewswire/InfoQuest
Start-ups and SMEs can shorten innovation time-to-market and fuel growth targets with M1's new cloud services

M1 Limited (SGX: B2F) and   VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced a new cloud offering designed to empower Singapore's digital start-ups and SMEs. This will enable them to rapidly develop software-based products and grow their business without hefty up-front infrastructure expenditure. M1 is enhancing its next-generation Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) portfolio, powered by the VMware Cloud Provider(TM) program , with container support through   Pivotal Container Service(TM) (PKS). The new cloud offering allows access to production-grade Kubernetes and natively-supported toolkits, which offers faster deployment of containerized workloads across private and public clouds, enabling digital start-ups to innovate quickly and go to market faster, while saving on investment in on-premises infrastructure.

"We are inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of made-in-Singapore digital start-ups. We want to help advance their growth ambitions by offering them access to enterprise-grade, best-in-class tools that they may not have the resources to procure independently. M1 offers an integrated suite of on-demand compute, storage, networking and security services through SDDC. In addition, this will be supplemented by native container support and cloud interoperability, allowing businesses to innovate in best-in-class customer experiences and challenge the status quo," said Alex Tan, Chief Innovation Officer, M1.

Singapore's digital start-ups face intense competition with not only their peers but global giants arriving at Southeast Asia's shores. M1's extensive local experience and advanced VMware cloud solutions, coupled with Pivotal's open container platform, will give businesses a competitive advantage to respond to market opportunities and challenges with speed, agility and scale.

Enterprises and digital start-ups from verticals such as retail and F&B, FinTech, hospitality and transportation can now scale their infrastructure on-demand and utilize enterprise tools and services easily in a cost-efficient manner. M1's SDDC reduces the burden for infrastructure management and total cost of IT ownership, which is crucial for digital start-ups and SMEs operating with lean resources.

"Cloud lies at the heart of all business transformation, regardless of company size or sector. Start-ups need a reliable cloud infrastructure to compete and offer a differentiated customer experience. As a proud partner of M1's next generation SDDC, we are confident that this complete network and security virtualization platform will be a vital infrastructure supporting the business goals of M1's start-up customers," said Ron Goh, President, Southeast Asia and Korea, VMware.

About M1 Limited

M1 is Singapore's most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to more than 2 million customers. Since the launch of commercial services in 1997, M1 has achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra-high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.m1.com.sg .

About VMware

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers realize possibilities by accelerating their digital transformation journeys. With VMware solutions, organizations are improving business agility by modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds, driving innovation with modern apps, creating exceptional experiences by empowering the digital workspace, and safeguarding customer trust by transforming security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

VMware, VMware Cloud and VMware Cloud Provider are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. Pivotal, Pivotal Container Service, PKS are registered trademarks or trademarks of Pivotal Software, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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Media Contacts
Evelyn Goh
General Manager, Corporate Communications, M1 Limited
Phone: +65 8718 9908
Email: gohgl@m1.com.sg
Mark Koh
SEAK Communications, VMware
Phone: +65 9022 3938
Email: mkoh@vmware.com
FleishmanHillard Singapore
Phone: +65 6424 6366 / +65 6424 6379
Email: sngvmware@fleishman.com

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