SecureAX reiterates support for Singapore Children Society’s 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E)

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The following article was extracted from the internal circulation of SecureAX, with permission from the author.

Dear Colleagues,
Caric and myself are pleased to announce the company’s continual effort to support the Singapore Children Society’s 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E). The 1000E is a fund-raising programme that aims to encourage small, medium and large companies to engage in corporate philanthropy by pledging their donation to Singapore Children’s Society annually.

When our company hit the first significant financial milestone last year, we decided that SecureAX should be committed to corporate social responsibility. We spent a considerable amount of time hunting for the suitable organisation for our long term commitment and finally decided to settle with The Children’s Society. We admire the Children Society’s vision and mission because they are really meaningful to us.

As most of you would recall that Caric and my first few business ventures prior to the incorporation of SecureAX took place while we were still students at schools, and though we had fair share of business failures, we consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to have learned and gained the experiences along the way, not to mention the blessing we had from our parents who generously invested their monies on our first Personal Computers (which in the 90s PCs are rather unaffordable, mind you) and because of our PCs, we became connected, developed the knowledge & skills to computing as well as opened the window of business opportunities to us, as one of the early Internet adopters.

Unfortunately we are fully aware that not many kids have the luxury and privilege we both enjoyed, even by today’s standard. Statistics from UNICEF reveal that millions of children around the world miss out their childhood as a result of poverty, and they are more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, violence, discrimination and stigmatization. Bringing the context back to Singapore, our children are victims of bully, abuse and neglect. Supporting the 1000E became our stepping stone to rendering our support within our reach.

While we are all driven to grow the company and to achieve our business goals, we believe that running a sustainable company does require our devotion to becoming socially responsible. In the years to come, we hope to be more involved in Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, especially with the participation from our new colleagues in Thailand, to help the local children’s community which is even more deprived of the basic necessity kids typically need. We will be helping the children in Thailand as early as next year!

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”, let us ensure proportional contribution back to the society with respect to our company’s success!

Last but not least, we thank you for your contribution joining us in volunteering activities organised by the company!

Thank you for making this a wonderful company for all of us!

Sincerely,
Michael Foo
SecureAX Co-Founder

Singapore & Thailand Managed Cloud Provider, SecureAX offers Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM

As one of the few early Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) in Thailand, SecureAX is now joining hands with Microsoft, bringing across the Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM cloud solutions to its enterprise users.

Managed Office 365 by SecureAX

SecureAX announces today its commitment as a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) to help its enterprise customers enhance collaboration and productivity through the full range of Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM services it now offers.

For many years, the Microsoft collaboration tools and apps such as Exchange Server, SharePoint and Dynamics have been offered to SecureAX customers either in the on-premise or cloud hosted models. On-premise model is typically used by customers who prefer to invest in their own servers and hardware through capital expenditure (CapEx) whereas the cloud hosted model enables customers adopt an operational expenditure (OpEx) approach where these Microsoft enterprise software are installed onto SecureAX’s own cloud infrastructure in Singapore, Thailand and United States.

“Our own cloud infrastructure gives the best control and protection of data within Singapore or Thailand. The Microsoft CSP however is a great opportunity for us to work with our customers who scale across national borders and do not need their data to be localised within any specific countries,” said Mr. Nattawoot Leadrutdachakul, Managing Director of SecureAX (Thailand) Company Limited.

The Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business, a core CSP product offering through SecureAX shall place strong emphasis on Managed Services:
• Pre-sales Proof of Concept and Total Cost of Ownership evaluation
• Migration services from existing Microsoft Exchange with minimal disruption or downtime
• Technical assistance direct to end user, bypassing the usual central IT escalation route in Office 365
• Technical support in English as well as localised in Thai and Mandarin languages
• Integration with on-premise infrastructure
• Business workflow and IT policy adoption

SecureAX Office 365 shall target the Medium-sized Enterprises in Thailand that do not have sufficient in-house technical resources to evaluate and adopt the right business IT tools to help grow their businesses. Through its Managed Services, SecureAX strives to reduce the burden and entry barrier to Office 365 faced by these Medium-sized Enterprises.

“Office 365 is a great product. We took the challenge by making this product even better with our Managed Services,” added Mr. Leadrutdachakul.

The announcement of SecureAX becoming a Microsoft CSP did not come as a surprise given the fact that SecureAX is already a Microsoft SPLA Partner since its establishment as a cloud service provider. The Managed Services offered on top of Office 365 appears to be a strategic decision which taps into its technical expertise as a Managed Cloud Provider, to differentiate its Office 365 offerings from most CSP resellers in the market.

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Singapore Based Cloud Provider, SecureAX Establishes New Infrastructure in Bangkok, Thailand

SecureAX Pte Ltd has opened an office and new infrastructure in Thailand, its second presence in the South East Asia (SEA) region. The new office in Thailand, to be headed by Mr. Nattawoot Leadrutdachakul, will allow the Singapore-based virtualization and cloud computing company to tap the growing cloud computing market in Thailand, as well as the neighbouring countries such as Laos PDR and Myanmar.

Also a Managing Director of Covermat Co., Ltd, Mr. Leadrutdachakul is leading and growing a strong team of Sales and Technical specialists in Bangkok to support the business growth for SecureAX Thailand. “Our customers are demonstrating strong interest to explore how they can leverage on the cloud platform to improve their work productivity as well as to drive their capex cost down for IT infrastructure. We are also seeing very strong demand for Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) amongst our customers who are very concerned with their business continuity here in Thailand. The SecureAX cloud computing offers the perfect solutions to what these enterprise customers are looking for,” said Mr. Leadrutdachakul.

Through SecureAX Thailand, a full suite of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) such as public and private elastic cloud servers, managed datacenter services and disaster recovery solutions are offered to the market in Thailand, leveraging onto the strong technical knowhow and industry experience of the SecureAX Singapore team in addition to the well-established True Internet Datacenter (TrueIDC) massive domestic and international bandwidth in Thailand.

On top of the IaaS offerings, as a Citrix Service Provider, SecureAX Thailand enables a full line of business apps to be delivered through its Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) services, utilising Citrix technologies built on the Citrix XenServer and its array of Citrix Workspace Suite such as XenDesktop and XenApp.

The growing awareness and concern over business continuity as a result of the political stability and severe floods in the recent years are catalysts to strong demand for cloud computing and disaster recovery solutions in Thailand. SecureAX Thailand has the right tools to address to these needs.
SecureAX Thailand disaster recovery solutions enable enterprises and businesses to securely replicate or backup their critical data to the Thailand infrastructure, with key features as follow:
– Instantly spin up compute, storage and networking resources within SecureAX Thailand cloud servers should the customers’ main datacenter or on-premise infrastructure goes down
– High speed recovery with low recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO)
– End-to-end AES 256 encryption
– EMC data domain boost integration
– Transaction-level recovery of Microsoft SQL databases

Through the DaaS and VDI services, SecureAX Thailand is able to help companies of all sizes enhance productivity of the workforce which are mobile and working outside of the office. A strong emphasis is placed in information security, WAN optimization and acceleration by SecureAX to help companies embracing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiative to take full benefits from the VDI service. Additionally, a wide choice of business apps and software are also made available through its flexible licensing model.
“We are seeing a lot of synergies between SecureAX Pte Ltd and Covermat Co., Ltd. There is also clearly a gap and demand in the market which we could capitalise on hence we are very optimistic at achieving robust growth within Thailand market through the business value addition and infrastructure cost optimisation we could deliver to the end users,” according to Mr. Michael Foo, Business Development Director of SecureAX Pte Ltd.

About SecureAX Thailand
SecureAX Thailand is a joint-venture operation between SecureAX Pte Ltd and Covermat Co., Ltd offering a complete range of virtualization, cloud computing, managed datacenter services and disaster recovery solutions in Thailand. The main datacenter is situated in TrueIDC Bangkok which is connected directly to the True International Gateway (TIG) and the Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT). For more information about SecureAX Thailand, visit http://th.secureax.com/

About SecureAX Pte Ltd
SecureAX is a virtual private server (VPS) and cloud hosting provider in Singapore since 2007. Its strong client base is comprised of local government & multinational corporate, as well as prominent e-commerce and online community customers in Singapore. The company operates its main and disaster recovery (DR) datacenters island-wide across the nation in Changi, Ayer Rajah and Jurong, all of which are connected through its private layer 2 circuit. SecureAX is a Microsoft SPLA, Dell PartnerDirect and Citrix Service Provider. For more information about SecureAX Pte Ltd, visit http://www.secureax.com/

About Covermat Co., Ltd
Covermat is a business solution provider in Thailand with customers spanning across manufacturing, healthcare, food, electronic, and petrochemical sectors, serving mainly multinational corporate customers. For more information about Covermat Co., Ltd, visit http://www.covermat.co.th/

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