CloudFX Group and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) have announced the launch of its long-awaited, Malaysian-centric next-generation cloud service market place, a Business-2-Business e-commerce platform to serve as a central repository for secure, available and high-performance cloud services from proven global, regional and local cloud service providers.
In a nutshell, MalaysiaOneCloud provides infrastructure for developers to host apps on the cloud - virtual data center.
Just think of it as AWS or Windows Azure or Openshift or Aliyun or etc.
It is good for three great reasons.
1.) It is a one-stop platform for developers to subscribe to different cloud infrastructures from proven global, regional and local cloud service providers - in other words, it allows you to subscribe to multiple providers from a single location with a single billing channel.
2.) Besides serving as the one-stop platform for developers to host apps, it also serves as a market place for cloud based apps - analogous to the AppStore for mobile apps.
3.) The best thing is that it is cheaper than going direct, this is achievable due to the crowd sourcing factor or some may call it the hedging factor.
The only disadvantage is that one is left with less subscription customization options.
For instance, if you subscribe directly to Windows Azure, you get to play around with more subscription options such as increasing the compute instance, storage, bandwidth, security and etc.
With MalaysiaOneCloud, one gets a typical of 10 options known as VM sizing options.
Besides targeting ISVs, it also targets enterprise for deployment of hybrid cloud.
|Norhizam Abdul Kadir, MDeC’s Vice President of Infotech and Mohammed Sabuwala, CTO of CloudFX|
MDeC’s Vice President of Infotech, Norhizam Abdul Kadir said, “With MalaysiaOneCloud, we are bringing cloud technology into the mainstream and making it more accessible than ever. Businesses can easily identify and choose the ideal cloud solutions for their needs with full disclosure of what they are paying for. We are very excited with this partnership with CloudFX and we anticipate this platform to provide a significant boost to our digital economy as well as promoting a transformative use of digital solutions”.
The MalaysiaOneCloud has completed more than 2 years of user tests with global and regional service providers in conjunction with more than 1000 hours of consultation with local market leaders from system integrators, ISV’s, resellers, enterprises and small-to-medium enterprises to ensure that the experience, portfolio, pricing and support model is flawlessly delivered to maximise customer value thus effectively positioning Malaysia and Malaysian businesses at the heart of innovation, growth and productivity in the era of digital economy.