Exabytes-MDeC Partners to Provide Saas Acceleration Program

Malaysia’s leading web-hosting and cloud hosting provider, Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd (‘Exabytes’), has joined forces with MDeC to outset the MSC Malaysia Cloud Initiatives – SAAS Acceleration Program aimed to provide an ideal growth environment for Malaysian ICT small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to transform themselves into world-class companies.

According to CEO and Founder of Exabytes, Chan Kee Siak, the Exabytes and MDeC partnership is in response to the growing competitiveness of Malaysian SMEs in leveraging the cloud computing ecosystem in Malaysia for their business operations.

The program is part of MSC Malaysia’s larger plan to achieve the following objectives:
  • 60 Online Solution Providers on the Cloud by end 2012
  • 6000 New *Digital Enterprise by end 2015 (*Malaysian SMEs utilizing ICT solutions and conducting business online)
  • 1500 new jobs for engineered positions by end 2015
  • 1% share of (Cloud Computing) global market to be contributed by MSC Malaysia companies by 2015

Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, CEO, MDeC, says “Cloud computing is a critical enabler for Malaysia’s ICT sector and for the economy as a whole. The MSC Malaysia Cloud Initiative ties back to one of the key targets of MSC Malaysia, which is the infusion of technology across all economic sectors to drive productivity and innovation by lowering the barrier of entry for ICT companies and SMEs alike.

The initiative will pave way for cloud solutions to become more available and accessible to MSC Malaysia SMEs, and will undoubtedly make them more competitive globally.”

Exabytes’ robust cloud hosting technology solutions and internet infrastructure fit right into the program to provide a platform for eligible SMEs seeking to conduct a higher percentage of their existing and new commercial undertakings online.

He shares that cloud computing should not be limited to just large, ICT-strong organizations. Rather, it should rightly benefit SMEs even more as it (cloud computing model) advocates a very cost-effective way to utilize IT and technology to support business activities.


a) Exabytes launches Multi Location Cloud Hosting, the first in Malaysia. Exabytes customers can now choose where to host or deploy their cloud hosting at from the same cloud hosting control panel. Exabytes now support 4 locations - Kuala Lumpur, Cyberjaya, Singapore and USA. Everything from ordering, billing, provisioning of the cloud services are all fully automated via online. Customer can buy a cloud virtual server and have it up and running within 10 minutes.

b) Exabytes offers RM3000 of Cloud Hosting Credit to all MSC Status companies. These companies may use the RM3000 credit to buy any Cloud Hosting Package suitable for them. The credit is valid for 6 months, subsidize by Exabytes.

c) For MSC Status Companies who has developed Software and which can be converted to Cloud Based Software As A Service (SAAS) model, MSC Malaysia will subsidize an additional RM15,000 of Cloud Hosting Credit amounting to a total of RM18,000 of Cloud Hosting from Exabytes and MDEC. On top of the RM18,000, Exabytes will also help the MSC Status companies promote their services to its 60,000+ SME Customers during road shows and exhibitions. That adds an additional RM13,000 of marketing value to the MSC Status companies.


Keith said…
Of course getting a free trial of the Exabytes cloud would be a good start but I get the feeling we're trying to do too much too quick.

1% of cloud computing market? Really? How, in what field IaaS or SaaS or even PaaS? And how would we measure it?

It's good that the government has embraced cloud computing, but unless we back that up with very solid and specific targets, we'll just be hitting moving targets here. I'm also interested to find out how this fits in with the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
Brandon Teoh said…
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Brandon Teoh said…
As an entrepreneur, I feel that cloud computing is really good for those developing solutions. With such facility, any developers can now deploy large scale system so to speak - having equipped with large scale environment for simulation.

In terms of benefits for end-users, it is really hard to gauge and quite pointless to make a hoo-haa about it.

This is perhaps good for customers who have engaged a software vendor to develop some cloud based solutions for them, leveraging on this 'gift' as starting point.

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