Previously, when he needed a network security service provider, Mr. Pham Thanh Giang – owner of an agricultural product import and export business in Hanoi looked to a well-known information security and safety service company. .
However, because Mr. Giang’s company does not have the technology infrastructure, before building a network security system, he has to find another unit to rent cloud computing infrastructure to build a “warehouse” for storage. data storage system. Mr. Giang takes a lot of time and procedures to make contracts with 2 different units.
Not to mention that he is looking to build a chain of retail stores for processed foods from Vietnamese agricultural products and needs technology solutions for management, operation and customer care. You will have to find another supplier. Mr. Giang is quite concerned about the fact that different suppliers may “conflict” in technology and cost him more time and money.
Now, having to go to many places for such services will no longer happen if customers use Viettel’s cloud computing infrastructure. On October 14, Viettel Cloud ecosystem was officially launched.
Mr. Tao Duc Thang, Chairman and General Director of Viettel Group spoke at the launching ceremony of Viettel Cloud
In Vietnam over the past decade, cloud computing has become a familiar concept. Although not everyone understands exactly what cloud computing is, when working in an office environment, almost everyone from individuals to businesses have used cloud services of a certain provider. . Because storage is the most popular service in the context of the data explosion, people often think of the cloud as a huge data store in cyberspace.
In fact, cloud service providers offer 3 basic models: IaaS (infrastructure as a service), PaaS (platform as a service) and SaaS (Software as a service). While the Big Tech in the world such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google … have provided full services for a long time, Vietnamese technology enterprises mainly only provide one model or have all 3 but separate, not same ecosystem.
However, since Viettel Cloud launched, this has changed. For the first time, the largest cloud computing service provider in Vietnam, owned by Vietnamese people, has fully integrated the components of a cloud ecosystem with the data center. , technology platforms, software and services in the cloud to security technologies, management and operation services.
The Viettel Cloud product ecosystem provides more than 70 products and services, ranging from services at the physical infrastructure level such as rental accommodation, to service platforms such as AI platforms. creation) and IoT platform (Internet of Things). This product system includes 5 groups: Cloud Infrastructure – Cloud computing infrastructure, Cloud Platform – Cloud platform, Cloud Software – Cloud applications, Managed Services – Consulting, deployment and operation, Colocation – Data center Whether.
In short, Viettel’s new Cloud ecosystem is full of services from infrastructure, network security, middle layer services and other services… not inferior to Amazon, Microsoft or Google. For example, in the infrastructure layer service segment with 29 services, Viettel Cloud provides up to 7 different service models, serving each specific need of Government agencies, ministries or businesses. individual customers.
Mr. Le Hong Ha, General Director of Vietnam Airlines shared at the launching ceremony of Viettel Cloud: “We are very supportive of large and prestigious units like Viettel providing the Cloud ecosystem in Vietnam”.
The birth of the Viettel Cloud ecosystem is extremely necessary in Vietnam in the context of the Government promoting the development of the digital economy and digital society because in order to be able to create a digital society, the first step must be create digital infrastructure.
According to experts, if traditional telecommunications infrastructure was the essential infrastructure of society 10 years ago, at this time, digital infrastructure is essential for digital society. In particular, cloud computing is the main infrastructure of the digital infrastructure, which is the deciding factor that Vietnamese data will be stored and processed in the Vietnamese territory.
Currently, 80% of Vietnamese data “in the cloud” is in the hands of foreign businesses with servers located abroad.
At the launching ceremony of Viettel Cloud, the leader of this Group revealed the fact that Viettel has started researching and implementing internal cloud computing infrastructure since 2018 based on open technologies. By 2020, the scale of this internal cloud computing infrastructure has grown to nearly 1 million vCPUs, with more than 80% of the traditional IT service infrastructure being transformed and modernized thanks to the latest technologies. cloud computing.
Viettel Group owns a member company which is the first cloud computing service provider in Vietnam, and also the largest among domestic companies. Currently, Viettel is one of the top names that customers come to when they have a need to build a data center or rent a cloud computing infrastructure.
However, from the case of Mr. Pham Thanh Giang, the needs of an enterprise are not only cloud computing infrastructure. They want to have integrated applications right on that infrastructure platform to use, reduce time and costs as well as facilitate operations.
Like in many fields, in technology, the trend of “all in one” or cross-platform integration has become a global trend. Cloud today is not only an infrastructure, it has become a platform that integrates many software applications, or can easily be called a “market place” in the cloud, a destination – multi-services. one stop shopping) for customers.
Mr. Le Quang Hieu, Technology Director of Viettel Cloud shared at the launch ceremony: “Besides complying with the highest international standards to best serve Vietnamese customers, Viettel Cloud is also ready to expand, technology integration with other firms in the world to better suit the needs of foreign customers in Vietnam”.
In addition to providing cloud infrastructure, Viettel Group resonates with the strength of many member companies in intensive research in different technology areas to provide many essential services in cyberspace such as network security, Digital solutions for businesses and organizations, digital transformation applications for education, healthcare, transportation…
Therefore, when “packing” all these services in one ecosystem, Viettel Cloud becomes a “market place” for third parties like Mr. Giang’s business to manipulate themselves through the web interface. . They just need to select, click and get results within minutes.
And so, besides the basic product line at the infrastructure layer, Viettel Cloud continues to provide diverse platforms with 20 services, from technology platforms to support developers (PaaS), administrators from professional to service and software (SaaS) platforms such as IoT, AI.
The creation of this Cloud ecosystem has clearly created a leap for Viettel’s cloud service with a larger scale, more diverse products, and more value.
According to experts, the establishment of Viettel Cloud ecosystem is a strong commitment of a large corporation with the responsibility of creating a technology product Make in Vietnam of international level. Thanks to this cloud ecosystem, Viettel can provide services that create high value for society as well as trust for the people and the Government if the Vietnamese people’s data is returned and stored in Vietnam.
Not only stopping with the Make in Vietnam ecosystem owned by Viettel people, Viettel Cloud is still ready to expand and integrate its technology with world partners to meet the diverse needs of domestic businesses. and international investment in Vietnam.
In fact, to form a “counterweight” with foreign Big Tech in the Vietnamese cloud market is not easy. However, the Viettel Cloud ecosystem also has its own strengths, plus specific local factors.
Among domestic cloud computing service providers, Viettel Cloud owns the most data center infrastructure in Vietnam with 13 centers, with a scale of more than 9,000 racks on 60,000 m2 of floor space. By 2025, Viettel Cloud will be invested an additional VND 10,000 billion to expand the scale to 17,000 racks.
Sharing at the launching ceremony of Viettel Cloud, Mr. Luke Treloar, leader of KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia’s strategic consulting division, said that network safety/security is a very important factor for businesses and organizations when choosing cloud service.
According to the roadmap, by 2030, Viettel will increase its investment to 40,000 billion VND with a scale of 34,000 racks. Entire data center infrastructure compliant, meets international standards ANSI/TIA-942-B:2017 Rated-3 Constructed Facilities – the standard used to evaluate all aspects of the physical data center including location, architecture, security, fire safety, electrical, mechanical and telecommunications.
With the background of being the largest telecommunications enterprise in Vietnam, Viettel Cloud has the advantage of possessing the ability to connect to super broadband with the largest fiber optic backbone in Indochina, and 5 international undersea cable routes with the largest capacity. Vietnam and more than 500,000 km of fiber optic cable covering 63 provinces and cities.
The large infrastructure factor (including cloud and telecommunications) is a factor that helps domestic customers feel more confident when choosing a domestic provider that already has a full range of cloud computing services on the ecosystem. Viettel Cloud.
Next, a very important factor when customers choose Viettel Cloud is network safety and security. Mr. Luke Treloar – KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia’s strategic consulting leader – during the opening ceremony of Viettel Cloud on October 14, especially emphasized this factor when customers – especially organizations or businesses, choose Choose a cloud service provider.
Currently, Viettel Cloud is an ecosystem with secure and reliable technology that meets international standards with ISO certificates, security standards for e-commerce and is the only unit in Vietnam to achieve AICPA SOC1 certificate. , 2, 3 of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In particular, Viettel is a leading enterprise with experience in deploying level 4 information security products.
Besides, Viettel Cloud also owns a team of engineers and cloud experts in Vietnam with a scale of over 500 employees, along with nearly 1,000 employees of information technology, network administration and information security. This team has experience in deploying and operating telecommunications and IT systems in 11 countries around the world, with the most rigorous international standard operating procedures.
The safety advantage of Viettel Cloud is also supplemented with security standards according to Vietnam’s regulations. Currently, Viettel has obtained Level 4 information security certification for the Government and is qualified to serve customers of ministries, departments, branches and State agencies.
In fact, foreign providers when providing cloud services in Vietnam may have difficulty with the local way of doing business. This is especially increased in the context that the provisions of the Law on Cybersecurity and data protection in Vietnam have taken effect. Meanwhile, Viettel Cloud as well as Vietnamese providers in general have an advantage on this point.
From October 1, 2022, Decree 53/ND-CP detailing a number of articles of the Law on Cybersecurity takes effect. Accordingly, all kinds of Internet data must be stored in Vietnam. The birth of Viettel Cloud, establishing its position of scale and capacity in the cloud service market is an important thing in parallel with the Government’s Decree.