Singtel partners HP on Singapore Government’s G-Cloud
New G-Cloud powered by ‘Innovum’
Singapore, 9 July 2012 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced that it has chosen HP as its strategic partner for the Singapore Government’s Cloud (G-Cloud) five - year tender award by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA). G-Cloud will be the first extensive private cloud for all government agencies in Singapore.
Singtel and HP will implement a private cloud computing infrastructure on a whole-of-government basis. The Singtel-HP partnership is known as ‘Innovum’ – formed by the words ‘Innovation’ and ‘Continuum’ – and is aligned with Singtel-HP’s vision to drive continuous innovations for cloud services in the Government sector.
Mr Bill Chang, Singtel’s Managing Director, Business Group, Group ICT said: “We are pleased to partner HP to deliver G-Cloud services to support the Singapore Government’s G-Cloud programme. Innovum will deliver an innovative and dedicated pool of shared IT resources to enable all government agencies to scale up their IT infrastructure with cloud services rapidly without having to make any significant hardware or software investments. With a robust, secured, flexible IT infrastructure, they can respond internally and to the general public with greater agility, delivers improved e-services more efficiently and manage IT costs more effectively.”
“The Singapore Government is looking to cloud computing to provide government agencies with fast and secure access to critical IT resources required to respond to business and citizen demands,” said Mr Jim Merritt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group, HP Asia Pacific & Japan. “Singapore’s G-Cloud will be built on HP’s CloudSystem, integrating hardware, software and services to provide shared, scalable and resilient cloud computing resources. HP also brings leading cloud innovation through the resources of HP Labs Singapore. HP is excited to partner with Singtel to deliver G-Cloud for the benefit of government services and the citizens of Singapore.”
Singtel and HP collaborated on the launch of the first public cloud services in Singapore through the “Alatum” branding in 2008. Singtel was also recently awarded the renewal of the “Alatum” Cloud Services Bulk Tender by IDA to offer public cloud services to the government.
Singtel’s cloud services have garnered multiple industry awards. Singtel was awarded the Telecom Cloud Service Provider of the Year at the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award. Singtel was presented the Best Cloud Service award by Asia Communication Awards in 2012, having also won the award in 2011. At the Network World Asia Information Management Awards 2012, Singtel was conferred the award for Best Security-as-a-Service.