Halfway through 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted countless lives and businesses. However, if there is one industry that has witnessed unprecedented growth in these times, it would be cloud computing. As the Internet and the surrounding ecosystem has become more valuable than ever, the APAC cloud market is responding to the uptick in the demand among small and medium businesses to opt for cloud computing. While most non-essential businesses are requiring employees to work from remote locations, the demand for cloud-driven business model is only going to increase further. The reason behind such popularity and demand for cloud computing lies in its cost-effectiveness, which finds relevance in almost all SMEs that are tight on their budget. Evidently, the cloud market is saturated with a number of providers, including IT vendors, webscale players and system integrators that are developing strategies to differentiate their service offerings.
Cloud continues to revolutionize the operational methodology of the enterprises, helping them enable not only an agile business model and scalability but also data accessibility in diverse environments. While enterprises are streamlining their daily operations by adding the advantage of the cloud to their existing IT infrastructures, they also need to address the need for a cloud management platform for managing their multi-cloud deployments. In a nutshell, the inclination of diverse industries toward a digital native business has been a catalyst in driving the adoption of cloud computing in the APAC region.
With this edition of APAC CIO Outlook, the intention is to bring to the attention of CIOs, how the APAC cloud market is fast shifting from the underlying IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS to value-added services. A typical scenario among the organizations seeking a multi-cloud IT foundation is becoming more agile in a bid to keep up with the digital disruption. In some parts of APAC, an increase is expected in the number of IoT and edge computing deployments, driven by the commercial availability of 5G and cloud adoption. The adoption of 5G will bring in features such as low-latency and high bandwidth networks, enabling far-away sensors to share updates about connected devices, therefore enabling real-time processing. Also keeping the security aspect in mind, every organization aiming to shift to the cloud are investing resources and time to build a multi-layered security strategy.
To help CIOs navigate through the list of cloud solution providers, APAC CIO Outlook brings the top 10 cloud solution providers 2020 that exhibit competence in delivering robust solutions.
CBC is an Internet service provider that provides Internet communication, cloud computing service, and managed network solutions. Established in 2008, CBC has over the years built solid foundation of network infrastructural services catering to the requirements of enterprises including Fortune 500 companies and large Chinese enterprises with high quality end, consequently developing indigenous SD-WAN products. CBC has its own R&D team, which can provide customized solution to meet the need of customers in different industries.
Cloud Services Solutions offers advisory services to help organizations find and implement an appropriate ERP system and third-party vendors in a time and cost-efficient manner. The company undertakes a very streamlined 10 step process for an effective ERP implementation, which includes — investigation, writing the request for proposal (RFP), budgeting, identifying vendors, developing the roadmap, among others. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, Cloud Services Solutions has designed a matrix system that helps them understand the specific pain points of organizations. Subsequently, the company helps organizations latch onto the appropriate ERP system that suits their purpose along with helping them select third-party vendors
Huayun Group adheres to the concept of independence, safety, and controllability when it comes to delivering one-stop stable and reliable cloud computing and big data products and services to the clients. Founded in 2010, the company is taking huge strides for the development of cloud computing and big data. With investments coming from funding companies and listed companies, the company is aiming to drive customer satisfaction and meet the requirements of safety, reliability, stableness, sustainability, and efficiency. Huayun is currently fostering partnerships with leading IT vendors and service providers to become a full cloud capacity leader in the IT space.
Primal offers robust software products, system integration (SI), and consulting services. The company strives to bridge the gap between system vendors and system users. Primal functions as both a SI/software vendor and consultants, perfectly aligning its goals with the perspectives and values of clients. By applying its long-earned expertise and knowledge across IT and business, the company ensures project success. The Primal team comprises certified public accountants with excellent IT skills and professional knowledge in core business operations, including procurement, production, and marketing. Primal works as one with its clients, with the mission of helping customers and the society with its services.
Purvar is a high-tech IT company focusing on cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence. The company specializes in the development of enterprise processes, smart supply chain, smart education, smart government affairs, smart manufacturing, packaging and typesetting, smart customer services, and smart devices and knowledge creation. Through its robust services, Purvar enables its clients to enjoy the best practices through its cloud services and adheres to the path of independent innovation. Hailed as one of the leading software and information service company, the company has R&D bases in Tokyo, Beijing, Suzhou, and Wuhan, as well as the Silicon Valley Joint Research Center.
TORO Cloud enables the digital transformation of an enterprise with solutions that provide an API centric approach to application development, integration, and workflow automation.TORO makes accessible enterprise application integration software with a simple low-code framework that not only reduces the learning curve required but also supercharges productivity and results in applications that are more secure, scalable, and easier to maintain. Thorugh this, TORO enables an enterprise to create modern modular applications, integrate existing applications, databases or services, and automate business processes.
Established in 1993, Younglimwon Soft Lab (YLW), a Korean-based solutions provider, helps SMEs implement the best practices needed for business excellence. The company strikes the right balance between satisfying customer needs and creating cost-effective ERP customization, in turn, developing industry-specific solutions that clients can readily use without modification. Bolstered by advanced tools that enable effective management of business operations, YLW’s SystemEver and ACE products give organizations the much-needed competitive edge in the enterprise landscape. Younglimwon Soft Lab’s ERP products deliver high visibility, smart insights, and capabilities required to create intelligent business processes while resolving the technical and financial problems SMEs face while operating an ERP
Datadog delivers robust integration services to its clients, enabling them to aggregate and monitor their servers, clouds, metrics, apps, and teams, all in one place. With Datadog, the clients get full visibility into all modern applications, enabling them to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize application performance. Besides, the clients will be able to trace requests from end to end across their distributed systems and track performance with auto-generated service overviews. Datadog allows analysis and exploration of log data in context, enabling clients to search, filter, and process their logs for troubleshooting. Also, Datadog automatically collects logs from all services, applications, and platforms.
New Relic’s cloud-based platform gives developers, engineers, operations, and management a clear view of what is happening in today’s complex software environments. The company’s real-time insights help modern enterprises find and fix problems faster, and allows them to build high-performing DevOps teams that can deliver delightful experiences for customers.New Relic’s most comprehensive cloud-based observability platform creates best-in-class digital experiences.
Rackspace is a mutlicloud solutions expertise that empowers IT companies to build new revenue streams, increase efficiency, and deliver the future. Rackspace accelerates the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, Rackspace has emerged as the preferred choice to help customers migrate to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments.