The Need for Modern Infrastructure to Drive Singapore’s Cloud-First Initiative

In 2020, Singapore recorded a Cloud Readiness Index of 81.5%, ranking second in the whole Asia Pacific region. According to this report by Statista, this measures the extent to which economies are prepared to adopt and roll out cloud computing technologies. In Singapore, both the government and businesses are contributing to a rapid embrace of this cloud-first mentality.
In 2018 the Singaporean government began a five-year roadmap to migrate most of its Information Technology systems from on-premise infrastructure to the commercial cloud. This is to speed up the delivery and improve the quality of services for citizens and organisations in the country. By June 2020, over 150 systems were already moved to the cloud, with USD $870 million appropriated to double the number of systems on the commercial cloud.

Businesses in Singapore are also accelerating their journey to the cloud. In fact, over 70% of organisations in the nation are using more cloud services than ever before. Various institutions are now making the move to the cloud to enable faster and more efficient processes, especially in today’s landscape where connectivity is the main driver for digital transformation.
For example, financial institutions in Singapore are seeing a continued growth in cloud platforms to help deliver more personalised customer experiences and compete with the rapidly evolving fintech firms that are gaining traction in the market. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) even called on financial organisations to ensure operational resilience during the pandemic, compelling them to utilise the cloud.
To help organisations in Singapore reap the myriad of benefits that the cloud has to offer, Dell Technologies recently launched the Global Innovation Hub. The hub aims to advance digital transformation and cloud modernisation in Singapore around areas such as cloud-native infrastructure implementation, delivering R&D facilities for the development of digital products and solutions.
More than this, Dell Technologies also provides a portfolio of modern IT infrastructure to help Singaporean organisations ensure the success of their cloud initiatives – through the next-generation Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.
With Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, enterprises in Singapore will be able to accelerate the implementation of complex, data-centric workloads with faster development, testing and deployment, be it in a public, private, hybrid or multi-cloud environment.
To advance cloud capabilities further, Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are now accelerated via support for PCIe Gen4 and NVMe RAID. This improves signal integrity, provides more processing cores and faster data transfer speeds, along with faster memory speed to reduce latency and deliver quicker response times to overcome bottlenecks in the cloud.
Singapore is now heading to the new phase for its digital economy technology roadmap, heading towards the Services 4.0 era where seamless services are end-to-end, frictionless, empathic, and can anticipate customer needs in unprecedented ways using emerging technologies, such as the cloud.
To learn how PowerEdge servers from Dell Technologies can help deliver a modern approach to IT which makes all this possible and bring Singapore to the next generation of cloud adoption, click here.

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