Alibaba Cloud has launched its cloud computer in Singapore, with the inclusion of both Wuying Pocket Cloud Computer and Elastic Desktop Service (EDS).
The company says the new technology uses Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) for faster IT deployment, increased device flexibility, enhanced security, and reduced helpdesk downtime. This is mainly due to configuration, maintenance, connectivity and storage issues handled by Alibaba Cloud.
With a rise in the remote workforce in Asia, the company says the new technology will help companies gain easier access to computer-intensive productivity applications, such as computer-aided design (CAD) software.
A variety of industries and businesses of all sizes will stand to benefit from the new innovation due to its scalable and flexible nature. Some of them include medical and AI research, video production and rendering, technical and financial modeling, telecommunications, live streaming, education, oil and gas simulations or design.
While Covid-19 travel restrictions are still in full effect in parts of Asia and especially Singapore, cloud computing can support better hybrid working solutions for employees by allowing them to Access corporate networks from any device while minimizing the risk of data leakage as everything will be stored and managed in the cloud via a secure network.
Connected devices can be disconnected remotely from the cloud computer, making it easier for businesses to secure local storage. More flexible working situations thanks to the cloud allow for greater productivity and less dependence on office work.
Alibaba Cloud Intelligence’s Managing Director for Singapore, Dr. Derek Wang, says the new technology will increase a company’s overall efficiency and productivity, enabling them to prevent many of the risks and challenges they face on a daily basis.
“Our cloud computing offers businesses an innovative way to solve business issues that arise when digitizing, including those associated with increased IT expenses, the need to centrally manage desktop clusters, and the means to leverage the public cloud securely while taking advantage of all the economies of scale it can bring,” he says.
“We have seen customers use our cloud computer and reduce their IT hardware expenses by almost 50%, which has dramatically improved their productivity levels. That’s why we want to bring Cloud Computer to Singapore as our first overseas stopover and build a strong digital workspace locally to help the country stay competitive.
Netpluz Asia is a Singapore company that was an early adopter of Alibaba Cloud technology, and MD Leng Fong Lau says it has worked very well for their business.
“With Alibaba Cloud’s cloud computing, we can deploy and decommission resources faster, especially during seasonal peaks and dips, and it helps us save time and investment, while allowing us to adapt quickly to changing demands.”
Alibaba Cloud was established in 2009 and operates globally as an IaaS provider.