Since June, VMware and Far EasTone Telecom have been working together to create a multi-cloud datacenter for Foxconn (Hon Hai Technology) at its New Taipei headquarters. According to Barry Chen, general manager of VMware Taiwan, the collaboration may be able to speed up the digital transformation of the EMS provider.
Chen claimed that this is Foxconn’s first hybrid multi-cloud datacenter and that it will help Foxconn with data management standards, production automation, and company globalization. Chen revealed that the project has been discussed by the two parties for more than a year, covering a variety of topics like ESG carbon reduction, information security, and enterprise transformation.
In order to guarantee continuous operations at the EMS and support its future business innovations, Chen revealed that the datacenter uses the VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) infrastructure, which includes a virtualization platform, virtual network, virtual storage, and related monitoring and management solutions.
Chen pointed out that VCF, the most cutting-edge hybrid cloud platform in the market, is built on software-defined data centers (SDDCs), which can be linked to the biggest public cloud platforms, enabling businesses to maintain data controllability while giving their branches the necessary access to data resources. As a result, he continued, businesses can considerably increase their data management efficiency and flexibility.
Chen stated that clients in the financial and high-tech manufacturing sectors as well as public entities including government agencies, educational institutions, and hospitals generated between 70 and 80 percent of VMware Taiwan’s revenues.
AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, and Alibaba are just a few of the main public cloud providers that VMware has collaborated with to provide businesses a variety of options.
According to IDC figures, the market for public cloud services in Taiwan grew at an average pace of 33.6 percent per year, reaching US$1.217 billion in 2021. The market share for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) was 39.8%, while SaaS (Software as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) were 52.3% and 7.9%, respectively. AWS, Azure, Google, Trend Micro, and Saleforces.com were the top 5 market vendors.