M1, VMware unveil cloud offering for Singapore digital startups

COMMUNICATIONS company M1 Limited and global leader in cloud infrastructure, VMware Inc, on Tuesday announced a new cloud offering designed to empower digital startups in Singapore.

This will enable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with lean resources to innovate software-based products and grow their business quickly without hefty upfront infrastructure costs, the companies said.

To this end, M1 is "enhancing its next-generation Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) portfolio, powered by the VMware Cloud Provider program, with container support through Pivotal Container Service (PKS)".

This new cloud offering will allow access to toolkits that enable faster deployment of containerised workloads across the private and public clouds.

Said Alex Tan, chief innovation officer at M1: "We are inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of made-in-Singapore digital startups. We want to help advance their growth ambitions by offering them access to enterprise-grade, best-in-class tools that they may not have the resources to procure independently."