CYBERJAYA: The leading web-hosting provider Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd has formed partnership with the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) under the MSC Cloud Initiatives-SAAS Acceleration Program. The initiative is to help Malaysia’s ICT small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to be more competitive both locally and globally by leveraging the cloud-computing technology.
Exabytes Founder and Chief Executive Office Chan Kee Siak said that Exabytes is excited to partner with MDeC and will play a crucial role in supporting the program. It is part of Exabytes corporate objective to develop the Malaysian ICT sector in line with the maturing local market of more savvy providers and consumers.
Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories:
- Infrastructure-as-a-Service (SaaS): Like Amazon Web Services provides virtual server instance (API) to start, stop, access and configure their virtual servers and storage.
- Platform-as-a-service (PaaS): In this model a set of software and product development tools hosted on the provider’s infrastructure. Force.com and GoogleApps are examples of PaaS.
- Software-as-a-service cloud (SaaS): In this model the vendor supplies the hardware infrastructure, the software product and interacts with the user through a front-end portal.