Vingroup affiliate partners with Google to build cloud-based ecosystem in Vietnam
Published 18 March 2021
Vingroup’s technology subsidiary One Mount Group has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to foster “the largest cloud-based technology ecosystem in Vietnam”, noted a statement on Wednesday, with a mission to connect people and businesses in the 4th industrial revolution.
The newly-established strategic partnership offers One Mount, a member of Vietnam’s largest private company, opportunities to adopt and scale up new services by accessing and leveraging security features, open-source code, and basic software packages on Google Kubernetes Engine. GKE provides a managed environment for deploying containerised applications using Google infrastructure.
The Group, founded in 2019, will also utilise Google Cloud’s advanced intelligence tools in data analysis, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, such as BigQuery, to integrate and analyse each member company’s data sources.
“Starting this year, we are actively recruiting talent who have received training on Google Cloud Platform to improve AI-based hyper personalisation in the fields of retail and real estate,” said Luc Nguyen Minh Lu, data director of One Mount.
Google Cloud Platform, considered a key rival of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, has listed over 90 cloud-based products on its platform and has been serving big global players like Verizon, LinkedIn, NewsCorp, Intel and Facebook.
Compared to on-premises deployments, One Mount said that it has received a higher reliability and convenience when integrated into Google’s system, helping it manage web traffic efficiently on peak periods like year-end shopping season or ticketing events, noted the statement.
By using other Google’s products, including Google Cloud’s SAP and Google Workplace, One Mount will also support the development of Vingroup’s branches, such as mom-and-pop store supporting retail app VinShop, fintech services provider VinID, and housing and real estate platform OneHousing. One target of One Mount is to quickly create innovative products and services’ prototypes to solve complex business issues, providing insights to advertisers on its platform.