Internet Thailand (INET) Drives Digital Economy
in Thailand with Cisco Powered Cloud
BANGKOK, Thailand, 16 February 2014 –Internet Thailand Public Co. Ltd (INET), will now be able to offer innovative Cisco Powered cloud and managed services that address the rapid adoption of cloud computing in Thailand. As the first Thai partner to achieve the Cisco® Cloud Master Service Provider Certification (CMSP) in Thailand, INET will offer customers scalable, flexible technology solutions that give customers the ability to build their own cloud. With financial packages that don’t require upfront payment, INET is leading the way with this globally recognized, industry relevant partner certification.
This Cisco certification recognizes INET for capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to customers to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue; and rewards INET for their expertise and investments for creating, selling, and delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits.
According to research by Gartner and Accenture (2014), the data center and cloud services in ASEAN are expected to reach a value of Bht 256 billion in 2018, while IDC Thailand expects that the local cloud-base service market will grow by 29% to Bht 990 million this year, these studies show cloud computing is the significant mechanism influencing industry landscape, as it has been proven that it can help improve productivity, reduce production costs and reduce energy consumption. Cisco continues to enable its cloud and managed service partners to drive cloud adoption to transform the country towards a digital economy and push Thailand moving forward.
INET will take a holistic approach to cloud services – offering strategic expertise to identify business demands, best-in-class technologies, and skills to design, build, deploy and manage for customers. The CMSP allows INET to offer customers scalable, flexible technology solutions and enable customers the ability to build their own cloud by installment plan without any upfront capital. This provides a differentiated business model in Thailand in the cloud industry.
Mr. Vatsun Thirapatarapong, Managing Director for Cisco in Thailand and Indochina
“Digital (technology and the Internet) is transforming Thailand’s industries and communities by improving connectivity, efficiencies, reach of services, innovation, increased productivity and cost savings. There are 26 million Internet users in Thailand, and that will continue to grow. From enterprise I.T. to taxi services, businesses everywhere are being disrupted overnight by fast, agile businesses leveraging the cloud to deliver services, and consumer-friendly apps delivered to any device to make them ‘sticky’. We are excited to have INET bring the performance and value of our cloud offering to help business in Thailand to adopt the most appropriate solution for their workloads, thus driving innovation and business growth for Thailand.”
Ms. Morakot Kunlathamyothin, Managing Director of Internet Thailand Public Co.,Ltd
“Obtaining CMSP from Cisco has marked a significant milestone for INET. We are proud to be Cisco’s first Thai partner to achieve the Cisco® Cloud Master Service Provider Certification (CMSP) in Thailand. This a validation to help our mid-sized companies to utilize cloud to run their businesses as efficiently as enterprise companies. Among leading cloud vendors in Thailand, we would like to partner with Cisco due to Cisco’s uniqueness from other vendors ‑ i.e., Cisco’s expertise and cumulative experiences in cloud business, the Cisco team’s profound understanding of our specific needs with prompt response, best-in-class and cost-effective solutions, and the most important is Cisco’s powerful cloud solutions that meets INET’s specific demands and helps reduce our cost of investment. Most of all, being a Cisco partner is helping enhance our teams’ efficacies and driving new generation of IT workforce in Thailand.
We believe the strengths from both of us will enable our customers to accelerate the deployment and management of applications in cloud environments with cost-effective solutions, and they will be more comfortable embracing cloud services supported by leading and reliable vendor. This relationship with Cisco will help enable INET to create new world-class cloud services, new business model and cloud business opportunity in Thailand.
About Internet Thailand Public Co.,Ltd (INET)
INET is a service provider of ICT infrastructure for businesses and individuals who prefer to deploy ICT as a tool to strengthen the competitiveness of business. The company offers services ranging from full scope of network connectivity, consulting services, system design and integration, also data center with full equipment that meets customers’ various needs with international standard.
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