Dialog becomes Sri Lanka’s first cloud service provider to offer VMware

July 17, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s leading telecommunications service provider, Dialog Axiata on Tuesday partnered with VMware to strengthen the country’s enterprise cloud market.

With this partnership, Dialog Axiata becomes Sri Lanka’s first cloud service provider to offer VMware based cloud services to organizations using a fully automated and flexible platform.

This platform will support the provision of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Cloud migration and data backup solutions through a VMware NSX-enabled secure environment.

VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software today also announced the Virtual Cloud Network facility in Sri Lanka which will create an end-to-end software-based architecture to businesses.

VMware NSX portfolio provides a common operating environment for customers to connect, better secure and operate a Virtual Cloud Network.

Speaking at the launching event, Vice President and Managing Director, SEAK, VMware, Sanjay Deshmukh told reporters that they have around 700 customers in Sri Lanka who are using their services.

“This 700 plus customers who are already using the VMware technology inside the data center can actually extend the data center to the new infrastructure the Dialog created,” Deshmukh said.

He said these customers include 90 percent of the large companies in Sri Lanka; all the top ten banks and companies like LOLC, Sri Lankan Airlines as well as new startups like PickMe.

“Those 700 odd customers are the first set of target customers who would look at availing this new service from Dialog.”

Navin Pieris, Head of Broadband and Fixed Telecommunications, Dialog Axiata said 30 to 40 percent of their customers are now looking at moving some of their applications to new cloud services.