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CITIC Telecom CPC Launches SmartCLOUD™ DaaS –
Hong Kong’s First VMware Powered Desktop-as-a-Service Solution
A simple and secure virtual desktop service that delivers Windows desktops and applications as cloud service
HONG KONG, 12 March 2015 – CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), today announced the launch of its SmartCLOUD™ DaaS (Desktop-as-aService) in Hong Kong.
SmartCLOUD™ DaaS is the first Desktop-as-a-Service solution that is powered by VMware Horizon® DaaS® solution in Hong Kong; it supports the mobile workforce and the multioffice operation needs of companies across the Asia Pacific region through a flexible, costeffective and easy-to-manage virtual desktop solution running on a world-class infrastructure with monthly subscription model. For the companies who deploy SmartCLOUD™ DaaS, they are able to deliver virtual workspaces to their employees – including full Windows Client desktops, shared desktops and hosted applications - across all operating systems on any device, anytime and anywhere.
The launch also marks CITIC Telecom CPC’s long-standing partnership with VMware in Hong Kong as well as the Asia Pacific region since 2011. The partnership fuels CITIC Telecom CPC’s provision of a secure, high-performance and well-connected SmartCLOUD™ cloud infrastructure to companies across the region.
Mobile workforce with access to any desktops and applications in a secure environment
With the launch of SmartCLOUD™ DaaS, companies that want to provide employees with unfettered access to virtual desktops and hosted applications – whether via desktop PCs, laptops, web browsers, tablets or mobile phones – will be able to enjoy a reduction in CAPEX and a cost reduction related to the ever-increasing virtual desktop software licensing fees. They also do not need to worry about the manpower resources for equipment set up and maintenance, as well as the data center costs and space required to own, operate and maintain virtual desktops.
SmartCLOUD™ DaaS simplifies the delivery of desktops and hosted applications as a cloud service. Companies can save time and money, without sacrificing enterprise requirements for security and control; employees are more productive, with a complete workspace that can access from any device, anywhere, anytime.
SmartCLOUD™ DaaS also makes quick deployment of virtual desktops possible – which is an asset to companies of all size, especially those start-ups and companies that are 2 Page 2 expanding rapidly, as they are actively looking for quick and promising solutions that can support their business operations against the fast-changing business environment.
"Many enterprises in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region are employing a bigger mobile workforce, and more and more are running on a multi-office model. However, the technical infrastructure of these enterprises is not able to support the dynamic requirements in everyday operations”, said Mr. Daniel Kwong, Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Security Services, CITIC Telecom CPC. “SmartCLOUD™ DaaS is a solution that answers their needs. Designed to be offered under a monthly subscription model, it is set to bring benefits in a high-standard, cost-effective and flexible manner.”
The CITIC Telecom CPC and VMware partnership
SmartCLOUD™ DaaS is a perfect combination of CITIC Telecom CPC’s secure, stable, scalable and well-connected SmartCLOUD™ Compute with the VMware Horizon DaaS solution.
CITIC Telecom CPC’s SmartCLOUD™ Compute is a revolutionary IaaS and hybrid cloud solution that delivers high-performance and high-availability cloud offerings with high value and management ease. With five major resource factors at instant disposal (virtual memory, storage, CPU, network and a physical port), SmartCLOUD™ Compute can dynamically boost business efficiency, competitiveness and agility.
VMware Horizon is a VMware offering that enables organizations to rapidly deploy desktops and applications as an easily managed, integrated cloud service to any device, anywhere. Built on vCloud® Air™, VMware Horizon allows end users to securely access their virtual desktop from any device or browser, and IT to easily manage their deployment using existing skills and tools.
Mr. Danny Tam, General Manager of VMware Hong Kong, said "The mobile cloud is transforming how enterprises should operate, and this is the core of what we do. Our collaboration with CITIC Telecom CPC will open the door to more enterprises in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region, given CITIC Telecom CPC’s extensive network and the credibility that both VMware and CITIC Telecom CPC have in the market.”
Key features of SmartCLOUD™ DaaS
The launch of SmartCLOUD™ DaaS empowers the mobile workforce with low total cost of ownership and maximum flexible features:
SmartCLOUD™ solutions facilitate enterprises of any size to rapidly deploy any scale of cloud computing services over the Internet or a private network cost-effectively. Companies can dynamically allocate key resources to address business tasks, including onthe-fly allocation or processing power, memory, and storage, all protected with highlysecure connectivity to isolate applications and ensure data integrity.
CITIC Telecom CPC as a trusted and reliable integrated ICT solutions provider
With the launch of its high-bandwidth networking solution EtherCONNECT in 2015, providing high bandwidth, secure and reliable virtual Ethernet leased line services to enterprises, CITIC Telecom CPC is well-equipped to be the top network services provider in Asia Pacific with high bandwidth capability and wide geographical coverage.
In terms of data security, CITIC Telecom CPC will continue to enhance its TrustCSI™ managed information security solution series. This includes strengthening the nextgeneration firewall offerings, continue updating the security rules for the company’s Managed Security service to fight against the ever-changing security threats, and so on.
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
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About CITIC Telecom CPC
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (“CITIC Telecom CPC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), is a trusted Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions provider with multiple branches across Asia Pacific, and a preferred partner by multinational corporations and business enterprises.
CITIC Telecom CPC delivers a range of innovative services, including: TrueCONNECT™ - an advanced MLPS VPN service which employs state-of-the-art fully meshed network, TrustCSI™ - an integrated suite of information security solutions, DataHOUSE – converged cloud solution and global unified management datacenter solutions, and SmartCLOUD™ – smarter, better and high performance cloud computing solutions which complement the company’s managed network, managed security, and managed cloud data center solutions.
As further testament to its commitment in providing premium quality services in the Asia Pacific region, the company became the first VPN service provider in Hong Kong to achieve all four ICT related certifications in ISO 9001 – Quality Management System, ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System, ISO 20000 – Information Technology Service Management System, and ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System. Learn more at www.citictel-cpc.com.
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From Left: Mr. Daniel Kwong, Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Security Services, CITIC Telecom CPC; Mr. Danny Tam, General Manager, VMware Hong Kong