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Eutech is bringing its smart cities platform to Orange Business Services' cloud

Eutech is bringing its smart cities platform to Orange Business Services’ cloud

Singapore-based smart cities vendor Eutech Cybernetic has selected Orange Business Services’ cloud infrastructure to host the company’s Internet of Things platform.

Eutech offers among other things an IoT platform, iVivaCloud, which provides a suite of applications for smart cities, connected buildings and offices and lets users manage everything from traffic and irrigation to lighting in car parks.

The company said its partnership with Orange Business Services will see it move iVivaCloud over to a virtual private cloud hosted in OBS’s Tier III datacentres, and work together to tailor the platform’s design and management for Orange’s cloud infrastructure.

Users of the iVivaCloud platform will be able to tunnel into the platform via VPN using Orange’s private network.

Dr. Hari Gunasingham, chief executive officer of Eutech Cybernetic commented on the recently announced partnership: “iVivaCloud on Orange Business Services secure cloud infrastructure will be a key asset for us when city operator’s requirements in terms of security are on the increase. The successful projects we have already jointly implemented with Orange in multiple geographies stand proof of our ability to bring unprecedented value to businesses.”

“MEA is a key market for us and the fact that Orange Business has its feet on the ground in the region and is a key player in smart cities is clearly an asset,” he added.

Orange said the platform will offer Eutech 99.95 per cent availability and access to its global footprint of datacentres.

“Through our own smart cities program, we understand the importance of cloud computing as a key enabler of the digital transformation of cities,” said Giorgio Heiman, vice president, emerging markets and indirect channels, Orange Business Services. “It allows cities to develop smart and connected services for their citizens without investing in IT infrastructures that they could not afford and don’t have the skills to develop.”

According to Frost and Sullivan the global smart city market will be valued at $1.565tr in 2020, with more than 50 per cent of these smart cities located in Europe and North America.

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