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Vietnam government certifies five cloud computing platforms

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Five Vietnamese firms that have developed cloud computing platforms were given certificates by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) acknowledging that they have met the technical criteria to serve e-government and e-governance.

In April, to accelerate the development of cloud computing platforms, which is an important foundation for national digital transformation, MIC issued technical criteria to evaluate and select cloud computing solutions for e-governance.

According to a press release, the set of technical criteria consists of 153 standards, including 84 technical criteria and 69 information security criteria. A cloud computing platform that meets these benchmarks is considered to be a modern and secure platform.

The Viettel Cloud platform

It has applications in the fields of telecommunications, safety, network security, and information technology. Built with a scale of more than 17,000 servers, which are capable of storing over 30,000 Terabytes of data, the platform currently serves more than 14,500 customers nationwide, in the form of Public Cloud and Private Cloud.

The VNPT Cloud platform

This is designed to use many cloud infrastructures with different technologies and provide resources to customers. Resources are allocated on different cloud infrastructures with virtualisation technologies and consistent business processes. With a total of 1,000 servers that have a storage capacity of 10,000 Terabytes, VNPT Cloud currently has about 800 corporate customers.

The VNG Cloud platform

The platform is set up to provide solutions for several industries, with accompanying products and services to support and improve the efficiency of using applications for businesses. Aiming to save costs, time, and resources, and with a total of 5,350 servers with a storage capacity of 12,100 Terabytes, it has about 650 corporate clients.

The CMC Cloud platform

This cloud computing model offers services for government agencies, public administration agencies, and organisations operating in the fields of finance and e-commerce. CMC Cloud includes 278 servers with a storage capacity of 15,000 Terabytes. The platform currently has around 6,000 customers.

 The BizFly Cloud computing platform

Developed by VNCorp, the platform includes 15 services to meet almost all infrastructure needs in a business. With a total of 1,000 servers totalling 20,000 Terabytes of storage capacity, BizFly Cloud platform currently has 1,200 customers, including 800 corporate clients.

The event that recognised the platforms was part of the international seminar-exhibition, Make in Vietnam cybersecurity – A key factor in national digital transformation. In the press statement, MIC said it has identified digital transformation as a comprehensive, all-people revolution. Digital transformation is taking place in all areas. To successfully conduct digital transformation, changes in perceptions and business models are required.

One of the key pillars of digital transformation is the national digital infrastructure. Transforming from a telecom infrastructure to digital infrastructure entails shifting to 5G broadband telecommunications infrastructures, fibre optic cables, and cloud computing.

The country’s cloud computing market is worth nearly VND3.2 trillion (US$ 133 million). The country is now home to about 27 cloud computing data centres, invested in by 11 domestic firms with more than 270,000 servers.

Domestic enterprises, however, only account for about 20% of the market share. Foreign partners seize the remainder. The market is forecast to be worth US$ 500 million by 2025, and this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed its growth by 40%.

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