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NT CLOUD Boosts Thailand’s Ambitions to Be a Digital-First Nation

5G, cloud computing and artificial intelligence are key technologies in Thailand’s strategic push toward a digital economy. The country aims to have digital businesses make up 30 percent of its GDP by 2030, and a capable digital infrastructure is needed to support this roadmap.

With the highest number of data centers across the country, National Telecom PLC, or NT, is at the forefront of empowering public and private enterprises in their journeys toward the digital economy, Smart City and Industry 4.0. Amid the rise in cyber threats, it also has a highly experienced in-house security operation center that provides managed security services to banks and enterprises.

NT was established in 2021 through the merger of Thai state telecoms CAT Telecom and TOT. Its assets include 25,000 telecom towers, 9 routes of submarine cables, 4 million fiber optic cores and 13 data centers and international call services.

Growing at 20 to 30 percent every year, NT CLOUD is one of National Telecom’s new growth businesses. It has been one of Thailand’s main cloud service providers for more than 10 years, rebranding from IRIS CLOUD after the NT merger.

NT CLOUD started working directly with VMware more than three years ago, with the partnership opening new opportunities for both parties.

“As the global leader in cloud technologies, VMware is a trusted brand among our customers. And since most of our customers are using VMware solutions, it is a familiar and seamless transition for them to move to NT CLOUD, which is built on VMware cloud technologies.”

Yuttasart Nitipaichit, Ph.D., Vice President (Cloud & Big Data Business), National Telecom PLC

NT CLOUD Is Venturing into Cloud Services

Going beyond cloud infrastructure, NT CLOUD is starting to introduce new cloud services from VMware’s broad portfolio to their customers.

For example, with Tanzu services, enterprises can leverage container-as-a-service to help them speed up app modernization and delivery without worrying about the underlying software-defined data center infrastructure.

NT CLOUD building exterior - Power of Partnership - VMware

And with its advantage in broadband connectivity, NT CLOUD is looking to offer cloud-based SD-WAN so organizations can get the flexibility and cost savings of SD-WAN while outsourcing the managing of infrastructure and connectivity to NT CLOUD.

To help companies harness business insights from big data, NT CLOUD is also exploring data analytics-as-a-service to enable its customers to process and analyze large amounts of data without coding.

“In short, the possibilities are endless. We want to be a one-stop shop for our customers as they navigate their digital transformation.”

Yuttasart Nitipaichit

Ekpawin Sukanan, Country Manager, VMware Thailand was quick to point out the comparative advantage NT CLOUD has.

“NT CLOUD is in a unique position. It has the largest infrastructure in the country and can provide coverage like no other. It also has deep technical expertise and experience from servicing government agencies, which typically have complex requirements.”

Ekpawin Sukanan, Country Manager, VMware Thailand

There is a lot of potential for growth, and VMware is gearing up to further support NT CLOUD whether it’s through VMware’s best-in-class technology, product training for their engineers or customized go-to-market activities.

“We’re looking forward to grow with VMware and create new solutions together to solve the challenges our customers face and to give them an edge over competitors. Thailand has ambitious plans to not only be a digital-first nation but also a leading global digital player, and our partnership with VMware brings us one step closer to that goal.”

Yuttasart Nitipaichit

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