AVM Cloud launches sovereign cloud solution built on VMware’s multi cloud technology
- AVM Cloud has launched its sovereign cloud solution built on VMware’s multi-cloud technology.
- The sovereign cloud is often compared to a posture that provides basic protections and control from a sovereignty perspective.
In today’s interconnected world, cloud technology has become an essential part of doing business, but concerns around data privacy and security have also risen. As a result, the concept of a sovereign cloud has emerged, a cloud solution enabling organizations to maintain complete jurisdictional control and authority over their data.
Senior IT practitioners recognize the growing need for sovereign cloud. A recent survey showed that 63% consider it essential to have a cloud solution that provides complete jurisdictional control and authority over data. Moreover, 69% agreed that confidential data is very or highly vulnerable in a public cloud.
These numbers demonstrate the critical need for a secure and compliant cloud infrastructure to protect sensitive data from exposure, and the importance of ensuring that data is only accessible to authorized entities within specific geographic boundaries.
AVM Cloud, a subsidiary of TIME dotCom Bhd, has launched its sovereign cloud solution built on VMware’s multi-cloud technology. The solution enables businesses in Malaysia and beyond to comply with data residency and sovereignty regulations while still accessing the full benefits of multi-cloud for their growth.
As a VMware Sovereign Cloud provider (SCP), AVM is setting the standards for the cloud service provider industry by providing secure, scalable, and compliant multi-cloud infrastructure that caters to the specific needs of its customers and countries.
At the launch event, experts in the field of network and cloud infrastructure, including AVM’s CEO David Chan, Sarene Lee, Country Manager Malaysia for VMware, and Kit Au, Executive VP of Enterprise Business from TIME dotCom Bhd, were present to discuss the importance of sovereign cloud solutions and the benefits of a secure cloud infrastructure.
Chan stated that their cloud service offers businesses “Custom. Control. Confidence,” emphasizing that their solution is fully customizable to fit a company’s specific needs, allowing for complete control over the cloud infrastructure while providing a high level of confidence in data security.
“We put full control of your data in your hands while you can place your confidence in us to keep your data secure and on Malaysian soil. As a VMware Sovereign Cloud provider, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in data security and sovereignty,” said Chan.
What is driving the sovereignty of cloud growth?
Digital transformation is accelerating the adoption of cloud solutions. With a widely distributed user base, organizations are subject to multiple jurisdictions. This drives conversations about sovereignty and the need to determine what to do with the data of Malaysian citizens and which cookie policies to follow based on the user’s location.
“Additionally, geopolitical changes are playing a role,” said Kishor Bhagwat, Director, Cloud Solution Architecture, Cloud Providers for APJ, VMware. “The world is becoming increasingly deglobalized, and countries are looking to onshore their manufacturing, including chip manufacturing. As a result, organizations must adopt flexible technology strategies that can adapt to changing circumstances.”
The sovereign cloud is often compared to a posture that provides basic protections and control from a sovereignty perspective. At the infrastructure level, however, there is still a need for protection. Enterprises can choose how to share their data by applying different access levels to specific applications or APIs. This enables sharing data with a payroll processing firm in another country, for example, without compromising data sovereignty.
In a changing geopolitical and regulatory landscape, posture becomes increasingly essential. Regulations in Malaysia, for example, may change frequently, and IT or cloud strategies must be flexible enough to adapt.
“AVM and VMware’s sovereign cloud solution address this need, providing businesses with the necessary flexibility to adjust their IT strategies and comply with regulations while maintaining data sovereignty,” he added.
Unlocking the value of data through sovereign cloud solutions
One significant benefit of sovereign cloud solutions is the improved security. These solutions enable the implementation of security controls more quickly and effectively. Moreover, the cloud’s rapidly changing attack vectors make securing data and workloads a critical requirement. Sovereign cloud solutions provide enhanced security controls that protect data and workloads against evolving threats.
Sovereign cloud solutions also help improve compliance. Achieving compliance can be a significant challenge, but sovereign cloud solutions provide more efficient methods. With these solutions, compliance can be demonstrated on an ongoing basis instead of every few months, resulting in faster and more efficient compliance achievement.
In addition to security and compliance benefits, sovereign cloud solutions provide opportunities to unlock data. These solutions enable data sharing and extension with trusted nation-states, companies, or clouds. Advanced services are also available to facilitate data insights and ensure data integrity. By enabling data sharing, sovereign cloud solutions can help fuel economic innovation and growth.
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