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Telin builds APAC’s first software-defined VMware-validated data centre


Telekomunikasi Indonesia International Pte Ltd (Telin Singapore) and VMware Inc have built Telin-3, Asia Pacific’s first software-defined data centre (SDDC).

A subsidiary of Indonesia’s PT Telkom Group, Telin Singapore needed a robust software-defined architecture for its data centres to support its customers with greater agility, efficiency and security, said VMware in a statement.

The Telin-3 data centre in Singapore leverages VMware products and technologies for SDDC, including VMware vSphere, Virtual SAN, NSX and vRealize Suite. To accelerate the process, it deployed VMware products based on the VMware Validated Designs for SDDC, which delivers holistic data-centre-level designs that span computing, storage, networking and management.

The data centre is Telin Singapore’s third – and largest – data centre in the country. VMware said it meets the highest industry certifications and standards for fast deployment and efficient IT automation to handle differing operational requirements and enhance customer service delivery.

“VMware Validated Designs provide comprehensive and extensively tested blueprints to build and operate a private cloud. The architectures and designs are created by VMware experts around the world, and are constantly validated through stringent quality engineering processes to provide the agility, efficiency and security required today,” said Ron Goh, VMware president for Southeast Asia and Korea.

Ron Goh, VMware president for Southeast Asia and Korea.

Ron Goh, VMware president for Southeast Asia and Korea.


“We are very pleased to be supporting and marking the development of the world’s first software-defined data centre based on a VMware Validated Design with Telin Singapore,” Goh said.

As part of the VMware vCloud Air Network, Telin Singapore can also extend its premium data centre and cloud services to global businesses looking to expand into Asia using Singapore as a springboard.

“The data centre is developed to address the growing demand for premium data centre services in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, and better enable our customers from both regional and global markets. As such, we wanted to build a data centre that can offer our customers the highest levels of flexibility and agility,” said Freddi Huang, head of engineering and operations, Telin Singapore.

Freddi Huang, head of engineering and operations, Telin Singapore

Freddi Huang, head of engineering and operations, Telin Singapore

“Working with VMware’s architecture experts, we were able to reduce deployment risks, realise value sooner and better manage operations to serve our customers four times faster from a typical three months to three weeks. With the designs continuously validated and updated, our data centres are always compatible and robust to support customers’ needs.”

Telin-3 is Singapore’s first and only data centre to receive Uptime Institute’s Tier-IV design certification, which means it complies with the most stringent risks, safety and data security guidelines required by financial institutions, governments and other industry verticals.


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