PCCW chooses IBM for SaaS cloud apps

19 Jun 2012

PCCW Solutions, the integrated ICT services unit of Hong Kong-based telco PCCW, has selected IBM PureSystems as the basis for its new Enterprise Solutions Superstore, an online environment for independent software vendors (ISVs) to offer cloud-based applications using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. As reported by TelecomAsia, IBM PureFlex will be utilised by PCCW to serve enterprise customers with cloud services tailored to their needs, and according to PCCW, the solution met its need for ‘a fully integrated and optimised infrastructure that radically simplifies computing to ensure high quality services and an enhanced customer experience.’ With the implementation of the IBM offering, PCCW Solutions intends to tap the growing public cloud services market in Hong Kong, which researchers claim is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 40%. One of the aims of the solution is to maximise existing server capacity, while allowing for a more flexible allocation of IT resources that can respond to fluctuating workloads, and help customers to combine web development tools in a secure way.