M1 launches cloud offering for digital startups

16 Nov 2017

Singapore's M1 has teamed up with VMware to launch a new cloud offering for digital startups and SMEs.

The operator is upgrading is software-defined data center portfolio with container support through VMware's Pivotal Container Service to provide access to production-grade Kubernetes and natively-supported cloud toolkits.

M1 said the service offers faster deploy deployment of containerized workloads across private and public clouds, allowing for digital startups to more quickly innovate and bring new products and services to market.

M1 is targeting companies in verticals such as retail, food and beverage, FinTech, hospitality and transport. The company said its software-defined data center can reduce a company's infrastructure management requirements as well as the total cost of IT ownership.

“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 CIO Alex Tan said.

“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.”

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