Sri Lanka Telecom Launches Enterprise Premium Cloud Services to Drive Cloud Adoption and Spur Next-Gen Innovation for Enterprises
- SLT is the first in the country to offer multi-location availability and disaster-recovery-as-a-service to support digital transformation for Sri Lankan enterprises with VMware’s best-in-class cloud platform
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading information and communiations technology solutions provider in Sri Lanka, launches Enterprise Premium Cloud Services, partnering with VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in virtualization and cloud solutions, to drive Akaza cloud adoption and accelerate digital transformation journeys for Sri Lankan enterprises. The new partnership is part of the VMware Cloud Provider Program, which enables SLT to offer premium cloud services through an “as-a-service” business model to enteprises seeking flexibility, agility and streamlining of workflows.
This partnership helps spur future-forward innovation among local enterprises (large, medium and Government institutions), empowering them with quicker go-to-market strategies through the seamless Akaza premium cloud platform.
With the new state-of-the-art cloud platform powered by VMware, SLT offers next-generation premium cloud services to its customers across multiple physical locations, providing enhanced availability options to businesses with mission critical requirements, compliance requirements and businesses that demand proximity to end-customers. On top of this, the provision of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS), cloud migration solutions and data backup solutions in VMware NSX will provide a more secure environment where businesses can build and roll out new innovations to meet the dynamic demands of Sri Lanka’s fast growing digital economy.
The best-in-class Akaza premium cloud platform also delivers the best of underlying VMware technologies through full compatibility with core VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) technologies exposed in a policy-driven approach. Cloud provider-specific features such as multi-tenancy, elasticity, self-service, platform extensibility and more are offered in an intuitive, modern UI. To deal with modern challenges and availability requirements, SLT’s cloud platform provides multiple geographic locations, providing the customer with the opportunity to manage cloud services in multiple locations, a first of its kind in Sri Lanka. Moreover, the provision of stretched clusters and disaster avoidance services will ensure the highest possible availability for mission-critical services and offer an added layer of protection against outages.
Addressing the top corporates in the country at the launch event held recently, CEO of SLT, Mr. Kiththi Perera stated, “SLT is pleased to announce the launch of SLT Premium Cloud Services with VMware, one of the world’s leading providers of virtualization and cloud solutions, to propel local enterprises to the next stage of their transformation journeys with VMware’s industry-leading, unified cloud platform. Demand for our cloud services has grown in recent years, and our customers have sought to increase their IT agility, operate more cost-effectively while also supporting their business expansions. At SLT, our unparalleled footprint of secure, certified Tier III data centers in the local Sri Lankan market, in addition to strong regional and global networks makes us the ideal ICT partner for enterprises seeking geo-redundant cloud points, be they local enterprises looking at global expansion, or global enterprises looking to enter the Sri Lankan market. Our partnership with VMware will enable them to make the seamless migration from legacy on-premise to modern hybrid cloud deployments, thereby facilitating a smarter, more streamlined digital infrastructure to power the innovations of tomorrow,”
“While Sri Lanka is still in the early stages of digitalizing its economy , organizations here are eager to embark on their digital transformation journeys to prepare for a digital future . It is encouraging to see that the government and business community are making a concerted effort to elevate the country’s economy by developing its digital capabilities. The big shift to the cloud will not only catalyze next-generation innovation among local enterprises, but also plug Sri Lanka into the wider region’s and global digital economy,” said Daniel Choo, Country Manager, Nascent Markets at VMware.