SingTel and Optus Selected to Join VMware vCloudTM Datacenter Service Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) –  Today at VMworld 2010, Vmware (NYSE: VMW) and SingTel announced that SingTel and its Australian subsidiary, Optus, are the first telecommunications operators in Asia Pacific to be selected to join the VMware vCloud™ Datacenter Service program.

SingTel’s VMware vCloud™ Datacenter Service is designed and certified to be secure, compliant and offer up to 99.999% availability. It is based on VMware infrastructure comprising VMware vSphere™, VMware vCloud™ Director and VMware vShield™. The relationship empowers SingTel and Optus to help customers accelerate their journey to cloud computing more seamlessly, and enjoy the cost and business-transformation benefits of IT as a Service.

Mr. Bill Chang, SingTel’s executive vice president of Business Group, said: “As the leading provider of cloud-based services in Asia Pacific, SingTel is excited to work with VMware to offer world-class cloud computing services. We seek to allow businesses in the region to improve productivity, simplify their operations and significantly reduce their operating costs.

He added: “Through this relationship, SingTel and Optus can enable enterprises to extend their private cloud resources into our trusted, secure hybrid cloud solution. This allows our customers to scale much more effectively for their peak load demands. By providing the benefits of world-class computing resources without the heavy costs and complexities of owning and managing ICT infrastructure, our cloud computing services give our customers a vital competitive edge.”

Andrew Dutton, senior vice president and general manager, VMware Asia Pacific Japan, said: “We are making interoperable, enterprise-class public clouds a reality. VMware is pleased that SingTel is one of the first players globally to come onboard with us and feel confident the public cloud services they launch will offer compelling agility, and economic, security, compliance and quality-of-service benefits that have been significant barriers to broad enterprise adoption of existing public cloud services.”

He added: “With the VMware vCloud™ Datacenter Service, SingTel will be able to provide public cloud services that enable audit and certification of enterprise-class QoS and security requirements. The service will be built on the same mature and proven technology that our enterprise customers use.”

To ensure cloud security, SingTel’s virtual infrastructure will be built on the secure VMware stack with VMware vShield, Layer 2 isolation, role-based access control and LDAP integration. In addition, the service will add its own auditable security for enterprises through the ISO27001 security management framework and SAS 70 Type II security compliance.

About SingTel
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. The Group has presence in Asia and Africa reaching more than 351 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. It also has a network of 37 offices in 20 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.

About VMware
VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform — VMware vSphere™ — customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2 billion, more than 190,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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