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HGC is playing with different pricing models for cloud services for SMEs and large enterprises

HGC is playing with different pricing models for cloud services for SMEs and large enterprises

Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecom International on Wednesday launched a slew of enterprise cloud services for SMEs and larger enterprises globally.

The company announced the launch of HGC enterprizCloud, a layer 2-based public cloud service which the company claims to have telco-grade reliability. The service will be available globally through the company’s own datacentres in Hong Kong, and third party data centres on the east and west coasts of the US, Amserdam (Netherlands), Sydney (Australia), Johannesburg (South Africa),  and Tokyo (Japan).

While enterprizCloud is targeted at larger multinational enterprises the company will also offer public cloud, backup-and-recovery and select SaaS services with different pricing models under the bizCloud brand for SMEs.

“HGC’s cloud platform is complemented by our ROADM-based 100G optical backbone network, which offers high speed and low latency,” said Jennifer Tan, managing director of HGC.

“We partner with top international suppliers to provide one-stop comprehensive cloud and network connection services to the benefit of our corporate customers,” Tan said, adding that the launch of enterprizCloud and bizCloud will not only help widen customer choice of cloud services but also leverage and consolidate the company’s strengths in order to provide a “one-stop combination of network connection and cloud offerings.”

This isn’t HGC’s first foray into the cloud services space. The company first began offering cloud services to Hong Kong’s education sector under the eduCloud brand in 2011, and then moved to target other enterprise verticals when it teamed up with Oracle to provide disaster recovery services to large businesses last year.