KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd strengthened its position as the country’s leading converged solutions company with the acqui-hire of Peering One Sdn Bhd.
It said Peering One is a Malaysian-based cloud solutions company specialising in hybrid and private cloud managed services.
“The acqui-hire reinforces Maxis’ capabilities as a one stop, end-to-end cloud solutions provider, with complete cloud offerings that address the full spectrum of business needs,” it said.
Maxis explained the acqui-hire of Peering One was because of its pool of strong cloud professional specialists, customer base and market position, which will further boost Maxis’ capacity and capabilities to offer best-in-class private and hybrid cloud solutions.
Maxis’ chief enterprise business officer Paul McManus (pic, below) said the integration of Peering One into Maxis’ team at Maxis is a big milestone in their journey to be the market leading cloud solutions provider for our customers, and further deepens our domain expertise.
“It is a reinforcement of our commitment to support the government’s MyDIGITAL initiative to transform Malaysia into a regional leader in the digital economy, and in bringing the best of people and technologies to enable businesses and the nation to Always Be Ahead,” he said
Peering One has more than 10 years’ experience in providing managed cloud and ICT services to enterprise customers across Malaysia.
This is Maxis’ second acqui-hire in the cloud space, following the successful integration of Infrastructure Consulting & Managed Services (ICMS), a Microsoft gold business partner with strong competencies across Azure cloud solutions, modern workplace and security, in April 2020.
Peering One managing director Wong Chee Voon said since 2010, Peering One has grown its presence significantly in the Malaysian cloud market, with an extensive customer base across multiple industries.
“We are pleased and excited to join the Maxis family. United by our ambition to empower more Malaysian businesses to leverage the cloud to achieve their digital aspirations, I believe this is best accomplished together with the dynamic team at Maxis Business,” he said.
In addition to ICMS, the latest acqui-hire of Peering One also follows other acqui-hires by Maxis, including Optima Innovations in June 2018 for eCommerce capabilities and Audeonet (M) Sdn Bhd in December 2020 for voice and unified communications solutions.