Microsoft Enables Malaysian Businesses to Leverage Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft enhances its cloud portfolio with the launch of Azure Stack, Microsoft 365 and SQL Server 2017.

Azure Stack

Extending the Azure ecosystem, Azure Stack services a larger market, allowing enterprises to grow their business through hybrid cloud scenarios. It brings agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments. It offers consistent hybrid cloud platform, ideal for organisations that want flexibility without having to build applications in a different way.

Microsoft 365

Bringing together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security, Microsoft 365 delivers a complete, intelligent and secure solution. Available in Microsoft 365 Enterprise (for larger enterprise) and Microsoft 365 Business (for SMEs). The suite of products connects employees, customers and suppliers, while protecting company data across devices with always-on security. Set-up and management of employee devices and services is also easier with a single IT console.

SQL Server 2017

Providing trusted intelligence, on a secure data platform, enabling innovation for all the data of a company. Companies can engage market leading solutions for every workload including Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and OLTP. SQL Server is the fastest, most intelligent and most secure database, and a valuable warehouse that enterprises can rely on for operational analytics.

From L to R – Wan Murdani Mohamad, Director, Enabling Ecosystem, MDEC; K Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia and Nigel Cain, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Enterprise Services, Applications and Infrastructure Domain in Asia Pacific, Greater China, Japan and India at the launch of Microsoft’s latest cloud offerings at Kuala Lumpur on 4 October 2017.

Celebrating the launch, K Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia said, “For Malaysian businesses today, hybrid cloud is a natural progression regardless of size and budgets, to reach their digital ambitions. Many in the industry who have adopted these solutions include UEM Edgenta, Genting Plantations, Malaysian Airlines, Nando’s, Doctor2U amongst others. With a firm ear on the ground, we believe in evolving ourselves to meet their new and evolving requirements of enterprises.”

Peering One is the first Azure Stack service provider in Malaysia. With this collaboration, customers who have hybrid cloud requirement due to latency, connectivity and regulatory have an option now to extend their Azure services to Peering One datacentres. With consistent cloud platform with Azure and Azure Stack, customer can now build and deploy modern application across hybrid cloud environments based on business requirement rather than on technology.

As part of the launch, users who sign up for Azure would receive $200 worth of credit to explore services for 30 days, 12 months of popular free services and 25+ services free of cost. Microsoft 365’s Fast Track customer service is available as part the subscription – delivered by Microsoft engineers to enable the move to cloud at your own pace. It helps migrate email, content, and light up Microsoft 365 services for new users, deploy and securely manage devices including Microsoft 365 powered devices. There is also a discount of upto 30% to run SQL Server on Linux. Additionally, migrating to SQL Server would entitle businesses to receive free licenses, free training and subsidized assessment and support services until June 2018.


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