KUALA LUMPUR: Green Packet Bhd has inked a collaboration agreement with Tencent Cloud to set up a joint internet data center in Malaysia, for the deployment of Tencent Cloud Services locally.
The service is expected to go live in the first half of 2021 with the Malaysian node being part of Tencent Cloud’s network.
Tencent Cloud will provide cloud solutions, technical support and expertise, while Green Packet will be tasked to develop the data center.
The exclusive collaboration is expected to bring immense benefit to Malaysian businesses, providing access to the latest innovation through the products and services offered by Tencent Cloud in Malaysia.
Speaking at the signing ceremony on Tuesday, Green Packet group managing director CC Puan said this milestone with Tencent Cloud brings Green Packet a step closer to achieving its ambition to be an all-inclusive digital financial institution.
“Green Packet’s mission has always been focused on bringing life-improving innovations to the masses.
“We are confident that Tencent Cloud will bring new innovative experiences that will develop the landscape for cloud innovation and artificial intelligence (AI) adoption in Malaysia,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tencent Cloud vice president Flying Wu noted that Malaysia is a strategic location for the deployment of Tencent Cloud Services, given the nation’s progress in digital transformation within private and public sectors.
“The collaboration will support our business partners to upgrade their capabilities, and jointly develop digital solutions for different verticals.
“Together, we can support businesses and enterprises’ digital transformation and evolution to the industrial Internet,” said Wu.
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Khairy Jamaluddin who witnessed the signing ceremony, commended both parties’ efforts to accelerate digital transformation in Malaysia.
“I believe this acknowledgement will continue to inspire Malaysian companies to continue to transform themselves,” he said.
Puan added that the adoption of cloud computing will experience rapid growth in the coming one to two years across various industries, especially with the convergence of next generation technologies such as 5G, AI, and Internet of Things.
Green Packet had previously inked an agreement to tie up with Tencent Cloud to provide KipleID e-KYC (electronic Know Your Customer) as a service to businesses in Malaysia, particularly for banking and financial institutions.
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