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    Microsoft and FTP Partner to Bring the Cloud to Vietnam

    Mar 15, 2011
    Microsoft Vietnam announced that it will partner with FTP to provide cloud services to Vietnam by the end of 2011. According to a Veitnamnet article, the partnership agreement was signed by both companies in May 2010, and they have agreed to deepen this collaboration.

    Microsoft Vietnam announced that it will partner with FTP to provide cloud services to Vietnam by the end of 2011. According to a Veitnamnet article, the partnership agreement was signed by both companies in May 2010, and they have agreed to deepen this collaboration. 

    The article noted that the Vietnamese government has identified a target to have a strong advanced IT industry by 2020, and the industry is expected to account for 20% of its gross domestic products by that time. Cloud computing topics and issues are now the center of attention for many local enterprises as they seek to improve productivity.

    “Vietnam government has identified ICT [information and communication technologies] as a key driver of its economy, and we believe the cloud can accelerate this. We look forward to enabling Vietnam’s businesses, government and consumers to adopt the cloud in line with their business needs,” said Andrew Pickup, chief marketing officer for Microsoft Asia Pacific.

    According to the article, the FPT data center will offer a cost-effective solution for independent software vendors to host their vertical applications. With the recent launch of Windows Phone Seven and the increased saturation of smart phones in Vietnam, there are many opportunities for developers to design mobile applications.

    “We see many benefits in our collaboration with Microsoft to build a datacentre using Microsoft Cloud Computing Technologies. Both sides share a vision of the future of computing where by 2015 Cloud Computing Services will be largely available and used in Vietnam,” said Duong Dung Trieu, managing director of FPT’s arm, FIS Company.

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