AIS and TmaxSoft Collaborate to Introduce Thailand’s Next Generation Cloud Service for the Enterprise
From Complete to Compete, AIS unveils new Enterprise Cloud service supported by TmaxSoft Tibero
BANGKOK, THAILAND – 29 November 2017 – TmaxSoft, a global software innovator focused on cloud, infrastructure, and legacy modernization, has partnered with Advanced Info Services (AIS), the number one mobile operator and digital service in Thailand to formalise the launch of Thailand’s next-generation cloud services for the enterprise market. To support Thailand’s Digital Transformation 4.0, TmaxSoft’s Tibero Database on AIS Cloud is aimed to support traditional and data-sensitive sectors such as the government, banking, education, healthcare and manufacturing who are facing challenges in maintaining a database in the country.
Under the agreement, TmaxSoft will work with AIS to support Thai businesses with cloud service for Platform as a Service (PaaS) to gain more competitiveness in a highly secure and scalable relational database management system (RDBMS) for enterprises that want to fully leverage their mission-critical data in a secured and cost-effective manner. In a world where data is at the core of everything, Tibero provides an enhanced view of processing, managing and securing large-scale databases with a flexible licensing model that is compatible with other RDBMS. Furthermore, a competitive pricing model allows enterprises to bring in their own licenses onto the cloud or adopt subscription on monthly and yearly contracts.
Sirinuch Sararuch, Country Manager & CEO, TmaxSoft Thailand commented, “Cloud Computing is a critical cornerstone for Thailand digital economy, with the government’s strong support for Thailand 4.0 initiative. TmaxSoft’s Tibero is ideal in bridging the gap between legacy relational databases and running workloads in the virtualized data center and the cloud in a secured, high performance and cost–effective manner. Thereby encouraging enterprises to take advantage of this cloud offering and boost their business. We are proud to have this opportunity to collaborate with AIS on offering Database–as–a–Service to Thai businesses and we believe that with AIS’s strong local knowledge and support, we can become the trusted partner for local enterprises and application developers when it comes to cloud services.”
Global cloud service providers are strengthening their services with PaaS technology, in which database and middleware are key platforms of this service. As the market is moving from Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to PaaS to gain more competitiveness, it is crucial for AIS to extend services from the existing IaaS to PaaS.
“Offering cloud services to our enterprise customers is a big game changer for us, as it offers our customers the ability to disrupt the market by accelerating the speed of their business, without losing control. We are seeing the increasing demand of PaaS in Thailand, but most global players don’t have a database presence in Thailand to ensure local customers’ data privacy is maintained and they have full control of their data, Asnee Wipatawate, VP Enterprise Product and International Service, AIS said. “To address this gap and to strengthen our leading position in the telecommunications sector, we are delighted to partner with TmaxSoft to launch the first local PaaS in the APAC region to cater to local needs. With TmaxSoft’s strong expertise in cloud computing and cost efficiency model, we are confident that this partnership can further grow our business by adding more value to local customers and increase our competitiveness on a global scale.”
Extending cloud services from IaaS to PaaS enables enterprises in Thailand to enjoy significant benefits. With database and middleware being the key platforms of PaaS, enterprises no longer need to pay an expensive fee to acquire a database separately. In addition, enterprises can enjoy cloud services with minimum investments. As the service is based on the pay-per-usage model, no upfront investment on usage license is required. Furthermore, this model provides flexibility to enterprises to scale up or down on the usage that fits the business’ size.
David Kim, Managing Director, TmaxSoft SEA said, “Cloud is the key to digital transformation in an economy and PaaS plays a critical role of overall cloud computing business. We hope to support organisations’ IT transformation process not only in Thailand but also in other Southeast Asia countries. We aim to offer our customers the world-class cloud-based services that are cost-effective and flexible to help enhance enterprises’ competitiveness and prepare for a future digital economy.”
TmaxSoft is a global software innovator focused on cloud, infrastructure and legacy modernization, with solutions that offer enterprise CIOs viable alternatives to support their global IT powerhouses and drive competitive advantage. Tibero is the best enterprise RDBMS for the Virtual Data Center. OpenFrame is a legacy rehosting solution that enables mainframe applications, resources and data to be migrated to a less expensive, high performance open or cloud system while reducing TCO and minimizing risk of migration. JEUS is the first Web Application Server in the world to be J2EE 1.4, JAVA EE 5, and JAVA EE 6 Certified, and delivers improved security over traditional WAS. TmaxSoft was founded in 1997 in South Korea and today has over 1,000 employees in 20 strategic centers around the world. The company’s global headquarters is located in Chicago. Please visit www.tmaxsoft.com for more information.
Advanced Info Service Public Limited Company (AIS), Thailand’s leader in digital life service provider, is No. 1 in 4G mobile network covering over 98 per cent of populated areas across the country and certified by OOKLA Speed Test as the fastest mobile network in Thailand for three consecutive years. Ranked as Asia’s leader in 4G roaming service, AIS has recently upgraded its network ready to become the Next G Network capable of transferring data in gigabit. AIS Fibre offers high-speed broadband using authentic fiber optic that reaches more than five million households nationwide. AIS is proud to provide digital services for telecom and multimedia industry in five major platforms: 1) Mobile Network providing national infrastructure for both voice and data 2) Super WiFi 3) High-Speed Broadband packed with world-class entertainment contents delivered to subscribers via TV internet AIS Playbox, and 4) ePayment through mPay service. 5) Cloud Services : Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Solutions, Managed Service, Professional Service, Consultation Service.