VMware brings Automation Cloud Service to Southeast Asia, boosting data center capacity

VMware announced today it will bring their vRealize Automation Cloud Service to Southeast Asia through general availability in Singapore.

The American-based innovator in enterprise software announced in a press release that the service will boost data center capacity, streamline application delivery and allow for rapid scalability.

VMware hopes this will empower businesses to fast-track innovation and help them pivot towards Southeast Asia’s mobile-first, app-driven economy.

Sanjay K. Deshmukh, VMware’s Vice President and Managing Director for SEAK, said: “As more companies anchor their operations in Singapore to leapfrog into Southeast Asia’s app-driven digital economy, it is critical that they foster greater collaboration and agility to spur business innovation.”

The service is also expected to enhance accessibility and security by allowing all data to be hosted locally in Singapore.

The VMware vRealize Automation Cloud Service works with other cloud providers like AWS, Azure, GCP and VMC to ‘foster collaboration between developers and IT operators’.

The service consists of VMware’s Cloud Assembly, Service Broker and Code Stream products that automates multi-cloud experiences and ensures continuous delivery of applications in line with DevOps.

Singapore recently lost the top spot in the Asia Cloud Computing Association Cloud Readiness Index. The announcement of VMware’s service could help businesses take advantage of ‘leapfrog’ technology like AI, 5G and the Internet of Things to reclaim the number one position and remain competitive with emerging markets.

The World Bank ranked Singapore in second place amongst 190 economies for ease of doing business, which made it ‘an ideal hub for businesses looking to ride on Southeast Asia’s growing digital economy’ for VMware, the number one ranked provider in IDC Cloud System Management Software Report.