The FINANCIAL — YTL Communications, the communications arm of YTL Corp., one of Malaysia's largest public listed infrastructure conglomerates, will become the first company in Malaysia to benefit from the virtualization capabilities of the Cisco Unified Computing SystemTM.
Uniting computational, storage and network resources to create a virtualized data center computing platform that is optimized for high-performance application deployment, the Cisco Unified Computing System will play a key role in YTL Communications' nationwide 4G-enabled mobile Internet network. Cisco is also providing core Internetworking technologies and services to support YTL Communication's 4G roll-out.
YTL Communications is the first company in Malaysia to deploy the Cisco Unified Computing System.
The project reinforces Cisco's relationship with YTL Communications as one of its key technology partners in the build-out of innovative 4G services to consumers and businesses in Malaysia.
Globally, more than 900 customers have already adopted the Cisco Unified Computing System.
The Cisco Unified Computing System is part of the company's Data Center 3.0 solutions, which help data centers transition to 10 Gigabit architectures, virtualization, unified fabric solutions, cloud computing and green operations.
The Cisco Data Center 3.0 solutions provide companies such as YTL Communications with a rich array of solutions that can meet their requirements as they grow and change.
Cisco also recently announced its planned updates to its Cisco Unified Computing System platform, as well as a rapidly growing ecosystem of technology partners and developers.
About the Cisco Unified Computing System
The Cisco Unified Computing System unites computational, network, storage access and virtualization resources in a single energy-efficient system that can reduce information technology infrastructure costs and complexity, help extend capital assets, and improve business agility well into the future.
Based on industry standards, the Cisco Unified Computing System is a new computing model that uses integrated management and combines a "wire once" unified fabric with an industry-standard computing platform to optimize virtualization, reduce a data center's total overall cost, and provide dynamic resource provisioning for increased business agility. The Cisco Unified Computing System:
Can reduce the total cost of ownership by up to a 20 percent reduction in capital expenditures (capex) and up to a 30 percent reduction in operational expenditures (opex).
Improves IT productivity and improves business agility, provisioning applications in minutes instead of days and shifting the focus from IT maintenance to IT innovation.
Increases scalability without added complexity; it is managed as a single system, whether it has one or 320 servers with thousands of virtual machines.
Improves energy efficiency by significantly reducing power and cooling costs.
Can provide interoperability and investment protection through industry-standards-based infrastructure.
Lee Nyit Toong, chief financial officer of YTL Communications:
"Our state-of-the-art 4G mobile Internet network with extensive nationwide coverage will require a sophisticated IT and data center system to enable us to cope with the demands of running such a vast network. This is where Cisco Unified Computing System plays a pivotal role in our successful network deployment."
Anne Abraham, managing director, Malaysia, Cisco:
"Cisco is excited to see the first Unified Computing System deployment in Malaysia and believes this will be the first of many, as organizations start to see the benefits of a virtualized environment that takes advantage of unified computing. YTL Communications has made a bold step that will see it gain first-mover advantage in the country."