Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) introduced Enterprise Premium Cloud Services, partnering with VMware, an innovator in virtu-alization and cloud solutions, to drive Akaza cloud adoption and accelerate digital transforma-tion journeys for Sri Lankan enterprises.
The partnership is part of the VMware Cloud Provider Program, which enables SLT to offer premium cloud services via an “as-a-service” business model to enterprises seeking flexibility, agility and stream-lining of workflows.
With the new 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 prox-imity to end-customers. On top of this, the provision of infra-structure-as-a-service (IaaS), disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS), cloud migration solu-tions 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.
To deal with modern chal-lenges and availability require-ments, SLT’s cloud platform provides multiple geographic locations, providing the cus-tomer with the opportunity to manage cloud services in multiple locations. 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.
“SLT is pleased to announce the launch of SLT Premium Cloud Services with VMware, to propel local enterprises to the next stage of their transforma-tion 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 agil-ity, operate more cost-effective-ly while also supporting their business expansions. Our part-nership 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,” said Kiththi Perera, CEO, SLT.
“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 com-munity 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 cata-lyze next-generation innovation among local enterprises, but also connect Sri Lanka into the wider regions and global digital economy,” said Daniel Choo, Country Manager, Nascent Markets, VMware.