KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 19): The government has given conditional approvals for Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) to build and manage hyper-scale data centres as well as for the provision of hybrid cloud services.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the investments from these cloud service providers (CSPs) will total between RM12 billion and RM15 billion over the next five years.
The government has also proposed to appoint three local ICT companies as managed service providers (MSPs) to work with the CSPs to manage CSP services for public-sector agencies in order to strengthen the capabilities of local companies. The companies are Enfrasys Solutions Sdn Bhd, Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd and Cloud Connect Sdn Bhd.
As part of the government’s Cloud First strategy under the MyDigital blueprint, the government is aiming for the migration of 80% of public data into the hybrid cloud system by end-2022, he said.
“Besides more efficient management and collection of data, this strategy can reduce the government’s cost in managing information technology in the long term. These cloud services will also pave the way for big data, AI, IoT (Internet of things) and other technologies which can be used to enhance government services,” said Muhyiddin.
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