Hosting websites and applications on the cloud is becoming a popular choice for businesses. But is it right for you? Register now to explore the best cloud hosting options for your business.

Unlike traditional web hosting methods of storing a website or app on a single data center server, cloud hosting spreads the data across multiple connected servers.

Cloud hosting is said to offer greater flexibility and speed in scalability as well as reliable uptime to keep your services live even if a server goes down.

Driven by the gaining momentum of cloud hosting, rapid internet penetration and digitalisation, the Southeast Asia web hosting market is expected to reach US$4.7 billion by 2025, with many startups and global giants like Google, AWS and Alibaba Cloud setting up in the region.

The demand for cloud hosting is likely to continue, particularly from large enterprises who cater to huge customer bases that process growing data loads and experience large traffic surges.

But there are many questions you should ask yourself before adopting cloud hosting:

  • Should I choose a cloud hosting where my IT team sits or where my target audience is based?
  • Is it worth migrating from my traditional web hosting server?
  • Is it suitably connected where there is low latency?
  • Will it keep my data safe?
  • Will I break any data localisation laws if my files and client data are stored in a remote cloud hosting provider?
  • How do I avoid paying for what I am not utilising?

Not only this, but you will need to consider the many types of cloud hosting subscription models for your business. And with greater choice in the type of cloud hosting providers, beyond AWS, Google Cloud and Azure, are these options truly worth considering?

We will have the answers at our next Inside Asia event on Thursday 17 September. Register now to join industry experts and peers to discover if cloud hosting is right for you!

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Agenda - 17th September 2020

SGT/HKT Agenda
1400 [Pre-Show] Introduction
1405 [Pre-show] Interview with Alvin Poh (Internet Entrepreneur)
1415 [Show-Time] Editor’s Welcome Address
1420 Panel: Cloud hosting strategy and selection in Asia
1. What is the difference between web and cloud hosting?
2. How to select the best hosting for your business?
3. Connectivity in the region, and how will that impact on selection?
Lionel Legros, General Manager, Asia Pacific, OVHcloud
Representative, UpCloud
Moderator: Stuart Crowley, Editor, W.Media
1445 Panel: Migration or Changing Cloud Hosting Provider
1. Business Analysis
2. Process Planning and Project Management
3. Taking a preventive approach on key challenges and pitfalls
4. Impact on business downtime
Moderator: Stuart Crowley, Editor, W.Media

Registration for qualified participants is free in support of COVID-19 Work From Home.

Qualified Audience
These events are open to any strategic or business person whose function interacts with the enterprise or service provider and that comprise the increasingly complex technology purchaser/decision-maker chain, to include:

• C-level management: CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, COO, CSO, CISO, CCO
• Senior executives: Head of Business, Head of Finance, Head of IT, Head of Digital Transformation, Head of Human Resource, Head of Operations, Head of Engineering, Head of Architecture
• Web Developers, App Developers, Cloud Engineers
• Business Owners, Market Analyst, Private Equity

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Key Speakers

Sponsors

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OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating 400,000 servers within its own 30 data centres across 4 continents. For 20 years, the Group has been leveraging an integrated model that provides full control of our value chain, from designing our servers to managing our data centres through to orchestrating our fibre-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to cover, independently, the full spectrum of use cases for our 1.5 million customers in more than 130 countries. OVHcloud now offers customers latest-generation solutions that combine high performance, predictable pricing and full data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth.

SpaceDC is creating state-of-the-art data centers to help businesses grow in Southeast Asia’s fast moving digital markets. Headquartered in Singapore and backed by the GIC, SpaceDC is applying over 60 years of combined experience to create a network of state-of-the-art data center campuses in Southeast Asia’s key regional cities.

Our campuses are strategically located to tap the cities’ natural resources and maximize accessibility. They feature multiple layers of security, dark fiber connectivity and very low PUEs to ensure your business-critical data is always secure and accessible. We offer a collaborative partnership that enables you to hyperscale on a long term lease.

UpCloud is a European cloud service provider offering the world’s fastest cloud servers on an hourly billed infrastructure-as-a-service from its eight data centres in Amsterdam, Chicago, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, San Jose and Singapore.

UpCloud was formed in 2011 and has been recognised twice as the #1 Performance Leader among the top 10 Cloud Hosting Providers in Europe by Cloud Spectator.

UpCloud is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

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ONION Technology is a Unified BMS (Building Management Systems) & DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) & software provider.

MK119, our unified BMS & DCIM, enables companies to monitor and control all aspects of their data center infrastructure in real-time and with open standard protocol flexibility unmatched on the market.

Now, we currently have 80% market share of large and enterprise Data Centers in South Korea, and all the Telcos in Korea use ONION for their Colocation DCIM needs. Also, some of the world’s leading data centers in Singapore are also powered by MK119.

ONION Technology has locations in Singapore and Korea.

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Supporting Partners

Our mission is to help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities.

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OPEN-TEC is the Tech Knowledge Sharing Platform which can be applied in various aspects of benefit towards business, education, and society. OPEN-TEC was designed to be a mobile Corporate Innovation Lab that is moving forward with technology, a network of experts and a variety of knowledge from local and international areas. Its objective is to create tools to serve 3 major dimensions; Learning Society, Organizational Digitalization and Shared Value towards Sustainable Community.

OPEN-TEC welcomes every party who has an interest in corporate innovation. The initial members are from collaboration among TCC Technology Group, Fintech startups, university sectors, regional leading organizations and our global technology partners.

More details, please visit www.open-tec.com

Establishment & development
– On 19th July 2005: 300 SMEs as membership & 2 provincial cooperative alliances as members.
– After over 12 operating years: 62,000 SMEs as membership, 59 Local Business Association / Small and Medium Enterprises are members.

– Organizational structure:

+ Executive Board: 77 members.

+ Standing Board: 11 members

+ Headquarters: 1 administration office & 4 functional departments;

+ Its subsidiaries: 3 representative offices in Central, Highland and South regions, 3 magazine, 1 SME governing scientific institute, 8 centers of SME support; 1 branches in Czech. 04 Specialized Associations, 01 Women and Small Business Association.

+ VINASME is the national employment-social organization & SMEs’ association with the biggest members in Vietnam.

  1. Operation achievements
    – The operation network is established and developed quickly in the whole country.
    – From central to local level participate in formulating policies, laws, representing and protecting members’ legitimate interests.
    – To coordinate actively with levels, agencies and partners in selecting support programs for members to develop business & production, improve competitiveness and international economic integration.
    – To diversify communications and advertisements about SMEs, entrepreneur community and Association in society. To respect emulation, rewards and excellent SMEs and entrepreneurs in the movement of business & production, to conduct social tasks well and improve the Association.
    – The role and position of Vinasmes get improved and recognized by the Central Party, National Assembly, Government, Vietnamese Fatherland Front, central ministries, agencies and unions, local governments, enterprise community and the community.
    III. Key activities
    – To collect and submit enterprises’ ideas to ministries, agencies and government.
    – To join formulating, disseminating and instructing conduction of policies & laws.
    – To protect legitimate interests of members.
    – To communicate, advertise and provide information for enterprises.
    Advocacy on conducting policies, laws, joint venture trade promotion.
    – To support loans and human training.
    – To conduct projects on supporting enterprises’ sustainable development.
    – To conduct movements of culture, sport, social welfare, emulation & rewards.

More details, please visit http://vinasme.vn/

Established in 2002, Iasa is the preeminent knowledge-based association focused on the IT Architecture profession. Iasa is a not-for-profit association and mostly run by volunteering architects from various organisations around the world to improve the quality of the Enterprise Architecture by advocating and delivering standards, services, vendor agnostic education and accreditation programs that optimise the development of Digital Architecture. Till date, we have approximately 30,000 network of business leaders and enterprise architects and 2,000 members located in APAC countries.

Malaysia Chapter Persatuan Arkitek Perisian Dan Teknologi Maklumat Malaysia or Iasa Malaysia is the local chapter of the Iasa Global and is part of Iasa Asia Pacific’s architect’s communities. Iasa Malaysia is registered under non-profit organization with approximately 1,500 Iasa certified architects in Malaysia. In strengthening the local software economy, Iasa Malaysia has been working very closely with MDEC and PIKOM since 2008 to develop local talent of enterprise architects. This collaboration has strengthened and put Malaysia in the global map as one of the enterprise architecture center of excellent.

Vietnam Internet Association (VIA) was established in October, 2010, operating as a voluntary, non-profit social – occupational organization. The Association gathers organizations, enterprises and Vietnamese individuals engaging in Internet services supply and development and other fields relating to the Internet nationwide.
In order to help the Internet in Vietnam more and more develop to meet the demands of industrialization, modernization and economic integration of the country, the Association has set up specific targets as following:
1. Making great effort to become a powerful Association, a trusted foundation of enterprises, organizations and individuals and an important factor in promotion and support activities of the relationship: Authorities – Enterprises – Society.
2. Helping to raise public awareness of Internet use, to boost the application of the Internet in communities, especially in agricultural production and rural development, to narrow the digital gap, to bring the progresses in using Internet and value added services to farmers and to serve the development of agriculture-forestry-aquaculture and the living of rural people.
3. Helping to strengthen the competitiveness of Members who are enterprises specializing in Internet supply though market development, trade promotion, training and policy advocacy, as well as helping to create an equal, cooperative and friendly playground for enterprises and members.

For more information, please visit http://via.org.vn/en/en

Founded on March 16th 2001, Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) has been developed as a software city model in a total area of ​​43 ha. After 19 years of development, the park has attracted 165 ICT companies including 5 large-sized companies with over 1,000 employees. More than 250 IT products, services and solutions have been deployed and gone to market. With great efforts and contributions, QTSC has truly become a “home” for 21,831 people studying and working regularly.

Until now, QTSC has been the first and largest software park in Vietnam. On March 3rd, 2016, the Decision No 333/QD-TTg was issued by the Prime Minister on establishing QTSC chain model. As a breakthrough in developing the Vietnam software industry and startup community, this project has emphasized and highlighted the existing roles and brands of the two members: QTSC and Information Technology Park – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-ITP). On December 28th, 2019, the QTSC chain continued to admit the Thua Thien Hue Information Technology Center (HueCIT) as new member, while Mekong Innovation Technology Park (Mekong ITP) will join the Chain in 2020 as expected.

Established in 2013, iCIO Community is an Indonesian community of senior IT leaders and decision makers who come together to share their experience, knowledge and practice. Through in-person events, virtual interaction and a rich knowledge base, The iCIO Community helps IT leaders network, share knowledge and receive guidance to act effectively and decisively, driving their continued success as a IT leader.

Our community aims to social activities to support development of ICTs in Indonesia to extend economic opportunities to millions of people. One common contribution is that it increases productivity and makes government and society work more efficiently by utilizing ICT.

More details, please visit: http://www.ciocommunity.org/

The eBusiness Association of Malaysia (EBAM) was established in April 2016 as a non-profit organisation to assist businesses in Malaysia to adopt e-commerce as a means to grow and diversify their business portfolio and to provide the necessary education, tools and framework needed for doing business online by leveraging on the power and efficiency of the infrastructure of world wide web.

Vision

To develop, promote, and to protect the economic vitality of internet merchants through a positive business environment and to foster a climate in which commerce, industry and technology will flourish

Mission

By representing all e-commerce merchants in Malaysia and to assist them in accessing international cross-border market opportunities.
By establishing a regulatory mechanism to help facilitate trustworthy transactions
By providing an educational and frameworks to new online businesses
By forging key partnerships with counterparts in other countries to promote better trading relationships with e-commerce merchants in Malaysia.

APTIKNAS (Asosiasi Pengusaha Teknologi Informasi dan Komunikasi Nasional) Indonesian ICT Businessman Association, which has 28 Regional Advisory Council, with a distribution network of 2000 stores throughout Indonesia.  APTIKNAS is the transformation of APKOMINDO (the former) and now become as new broadened and wider organisation. APKOMINDO is 27 years old organization with extensive experience in the field of ICT and very much well known in Indonesia while APTIKNAS has just been declared in Jakarta on February 24th, 2017.  We optimistic this organization will become much bigger, stronger and able to contribute to economic growth in Indonesia, especially with the trend of smart city, IoT and digital economy. Our members profile from Principal, distributor, dealer, system integrator, software developer, and ICT consultants.

We have 3 main focuses in 2019 : (1) Smart City and Industry 4.0, (2) Marketplace and (3) Digital Talents.

See the detail in www.aptiknas.id

Malaysian Society for Engineering & Technology (MySET) is a learned society, which aims to provide a powerful platform for its members to network and enhance their professionalism and ethical conduct, while nurturing them into leading professionals and captains of the industry. Acknowledging that the world today is largely interdisciplinary, MySET welcomes the participation and interaction of engineers, technologists, architects, quantity surveyors and other allied professionals. Believing in the importance of the engineering team consisting of personnel at early levels as the certificate, diploma, and degree qualified, MySET organizes a series of educational workshops, trainings and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes for its members, who need to be professionals in their own right and career advancement. In addition, MySET promotes the accreditation of qualifications, development of professional systems and international mobility of engineering and technology professionals. Besides, MySET strongly anticipates in research and technological innovation in producing new materials, systems, structures and processes to support the country’s development efforts.

A community with a mission to drive financial technology industry in Thailand with believe financial technology will be a part of Thai economy.

Our Missions was included : 
1. To reduce the cost of financial transactions in Thailand
2. To increase accessibility to financial products and services for Thai people
3. To promote fair competition and transparency for retails
4. To support Thai fintech startups to compete and expand to global market

The core of Thai IoT Association mission was founded on collaboration of all sectors propelling Thailand towards IoT Hub of ASEAN and SMART Thailand. Currently it has six main targets being Smart Agriculture, Smart Health, Smart Tourism, Smart Industry, Smart Logistics, and Smart City, including providing guidance on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology usages and applications in the education, manufacturing, and services sectors as well as creating labor resources with practical skills to serve the real needs by defining and aligning with the works of government agencies and private sectors to unfold technologies and innovation of the country to match with other civilized countries.

Our Work Structure

4 Makes : Awareness, Expertise, Alliance

5 Groups : Technology Development, Advanced Business Cooperation Model, IoT security, Data & Platform, International Cooperation & Alliances

6 Missions : Agriculture, Healthcare, Tourism, Industry, Logistics, Smart City

IOT in Thailand

IoT represents a powerful disruptive force because it consist of many technology which will boost up future innovation and economic growth. Thailand 4.0 initiatives, such as Smart City and Industry 4.0, are focused on boosting adoption of I.O.T. The government also established the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), which collaborates with the private sector and numerous partner organizations, including agencies under the Ministry of Industry, to establish an IoT Institute and Thailand Digital Valley in the digital industry promotion zone (EECd), located in the Eastern Economic Corridor area.

The IoT market in Thailand is forecast to grow, driven mostly by consumer-related IoT, rising to US $2.19 billion by 2030. From a baseline of US $120 million in 2018, that represents a CAGR of more than 27 percent. This rapid growth, the highest among all Smart Electronics segments, makes the IoT market a huge opportunity. A recent survey ranked Thailand highest among ASEAN countries in corporate IoT implementation.

The Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) is a leading industry association comprising the stakeholders of the cloud computing ecosystem in Asia. The ACCA works to ensure that the interests of the cloud computing community are effectively represented in the public policy debate. Our primary mission is to accelerate the growth of the cloud market in Asia, where we promote the growth and development of cloud computing in Asia Pacific through dialogue, training, and public education. Through regular meetings, we also provide a platform for members to discuss implementation and growth strategies, share ideas, and establish policies and best practices relating to the cloud computing ecosystem.

Korea Game Developers Association (hereinafter referred to as KGDA) works for our game developers’ community to exchange ideas and to build constructive relationship in order to help them to be associated with each other based on supportive network channel for their cooperation and prolonged growth. After the start as a committee in 2000, KGDA has been a representative organization that supports the development of game industry and protects rights and interest of the developers. KGDA became an incorporated association which was granted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on 1st of July, 2003.

Korea Information Technology Service Industry Association (ITSA) was established in 2005 with the aim to contribute to the development of South Korea’s industrial economy through the proliferation of the IT-based convergence services. ITSA represents South Korea’s only professional IT service provider organization, which aims to fulfill the core value of the IT service industry, to strengthen its competitiveness, and to foster global IT service companies.
ITSA also carries out numerous activities supporting the development of domestic IT service industries, and establishing IT service industrial policies in South Korea.