SINGAPORE, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CITIC Telecom CPC was recently honored with the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific Managed Service Growth Excellence Leadership award.
The award was presented to CITIC Telecom CPC at the 9th annual Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific Best Practices awards banquet on Oct 13 at the Conrad Centennial Singapore.
Growth Excellence Leadership Award
Mr. Sandeep Bazaz, Industry Analyst, Digital Transformation Practice, Asia-Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said that CITIC Telecom CPC has demonstrated exemplary performance in the managed services market by putting together a compelling end-to-end value proposition.
"The company focused on four key areas in 2016 by establishing a strong managed security portfolio, enhancing its network coverage across more regions, strengthening its cloud data center footprint and capabilities and making significant improvements in its cloud computing portfolio," he added.
Mr. Bazaz noted that CITIC Telecom CPC partnered with Fortinet to become the first Fortinet managed security service provider partner in Asia-Pacific. It was able to offer enterprises a security fabric that protects enterprises with pervasive and adaptive cybersecurity that spans into Internet of Things (IoT), remote devices, and into the cloud, he added.
"To enhance its network coverage, CITIC Telecom CPC undertook an aggressive acquisition strategy, securing assets of the telecommunication business of LINX Telecommunications. These new business assets have significantly expanded CITIC Telecom CPC's global footprint from the Asia Pacific, North America and Western Europe to encompass Central Asia and Eastern Europe. CITIC Telecom CPC launched two cloud centers in Taiwan and Japan and it is also planning to launch one data center in China in 2016. The company has launched SmartCLOUD™ DaaS, which will help companies to deliver virtual workspaces to their employees and the company was also the first to deploy Veeam Cloud Connect in Asia-Pacific," he added. Mr. Bazaz also said that CITIC Telecom CPC's four fold strategy has helped it to become one of the fastest growing managed service companies in the region.
"We are proud to receive Asia-Pacific Managed Service Growth Excellence Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. The award is a clear recognition of CITIC Telecom CPC's innovative solutions in the managed services market," said Mr. Daniel Kwong, Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Security Services at CITIC Telecom CPC.
Strategic Focus in Managed Services Market with Innovative Products
CITIC Telecom CPC recently announced a four-pillar strategy under the company's corporate mission – "Innovation Never Stops." The new strategy aimed at accelerating its Asia-Pacific business growth includes new global data center roll-outs, network coverage expansion, a managed security services provider (MSSP) partnership with Fortinet, launching new cloud and security services, and development of next-generation technologies that capitalize on emerging ICT trends.
The company also offers a range of innovative products and managed services, including 4 flagship solutions - TrueCONNECT™, TrustCSI™, SmartCLOUD™ and DataHOUSE. The company provides a highly secure and efficient network for transmission of data, voice and video applications.
It will open a datacenter in Beijing at the end of 2016. The Beijing data center is the latest addition to the company's global portfolio thereby increasing the total number of datacenter to 28 worldwide by the end of 2016.
Global Cloud Center Network Expansion Strategy
CITIC Telecom CPC will launch two SmartCLOUD™ cloud services centers globally in the second half of 2016, with one in Los Angeles in the US, and one in Frankfurt, Germany's financial hub. This follows the company's global cloud center network expansion strategy marked by the debut of two cloud centers in Asia - one in Taichung, Taiwan, and one in Tokyo, Japan earlier this year. In total, these new centers make 12 cloud centers, covering Asia Pacific, the U.S. and Europe. Complementing these strategic cloud services center will be the launch of CITIC Telecom CPC's SmartCLOUD™ Professional Service in the second half of 2016, which will help enterprise to optimize their IT investment, achieving faster response time and ensuring business continuity.
Strategic Alliances and New Acquisitions
CITIC Telecom CPC's strategic alliance with Fortinet is hailed as the company's flagship partnership in 2016. This monumental agreement entrusts CITIC Telecom CPC as Fortinet's first Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) partner in Asia-Pacific, and is designed to address the managed security services needs of enterprise customers who traditionally prefer to single-sourced their security solutions from a trusted provider when expanding into new markets.
Under this partnership, CITIC Telecom CPC also launched its advanced enterprise security offering TrustCSI™ ATP (Advanced Threat Protection). TrustCSI™ ATP combines CITIC Telecom CPC's TrustCSI™ Managed Security Services with Fortinet's high performance solutions – including the FortiGate® network security platform, FortiSandbox™ advanced threat protection appliances, and FortiWeb® web application firewalls.
Acquiring Linx Telecommunication B.V. (Linx Telecommunications) enables CITIC Telecom CPC to expand its global reach from Asia-Pacific, North America and Western Europe to Central Asia and Eastern European market and strengthen its global network coverage.
Nearly 10,000 Customers Sites Worldwide
CITIC Telecom CPC is now serving nearly 10,000 customer sites worldwide, most of its customers subscribed to its total ICT services, including networking, information security solutions, cloud computing and cloud data center. As reported, its revenue increased by 14%, which was contributed by the steady growth in SmartCLOUD™ cloud computing services and TrustCSI™ information security services for both revenue and customer uptake in 2015.
SmartCLOUD™ has also helped a China-based steel services center fix expenditure inefficiency and improve staff productivity and capital utilization, by removing overhead from coordinating IT infrastructure across multiple branch locations.
A digital marketing and mobile applications agency has also managed to save up to 15% in operating costs by using SmartCLOUD™ to host applications it develops for clients.
SmartCLOUD™ also helped a nationwide supply chain management company cut its annual IT budget in half by completely eliminating CAPEX, yet enabling it to quickly scale business in weeks, not months.
Extensive Global Infrastructure, Covering More Than 120 Locations
CITIC Telecom CPC has also built out an extensive global infrastructure, covering over 120 locations including in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and America. The global infrastructure include diverse self-managed and self-operated carrier-grade data centers, supported by 10 Cloud Service Centers, 27 Cloud Data Centers and 2 regional Security Operation Centers, with at least 2 more cloud centers will be launched in the second half of 2016.
About CITIC Telecom CPC
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), is a trusted Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions provider with multiple branches across Asia Pacific, and a preferred partner by multinational corporations and business enterprises.
CITIC Telecom CPC delivers a range of innovative services, including: TrueCONNECT™ - an advanced MLPS VPN service which employs state-of-the-art fully meshed network, TrustCSI™ - an integrated suite of information security solutions, DataHouse – converged cloud solution and global unified management data center solutions, and SmartCLOUD™ – smarter, better and high performance cloud computing solutions which complement the company's managed network, managed security, and managed cloud data center solutions.
As further testament to its commitment in providing premium quality services in the Asia Pacific region, the company became the first VPN service provider in Hong Kong to achieve all four ICT related certifications in ISO 9001 – Quality Management System, ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System, ISO 20000 – Information Technology Service Management System, and ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System. Learn more at www.citictel-cpc.com
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