Lintas Media Danawa (LMD), a subsidiary of Lintasarta (News - Alert), Indonesia’s top data center services provider and second largest telecom, has leveraged Hexagrid’s VxDatacenter cloud computing platform to launch the country’s largest on-demand public cloud offering.
LMD, an IT and mobile e-solution services provider, relies on its extensive application expertise, the vast data center and network expertise of Lintasarta, and Hexagrid’s leading Infrastructure as a Service software to give customers a full line of unparalleled cloud-based solutions, according to company officials. In addition to on-demand public cloud, LMD cloud solutions include private-hosted clouds and a wholesale-centric cloud to meet the needs of diverse markets.
“As a well-respected leader in the data center services industry, LMD and Lintasarta consistently deliver leading edge solutions to our customers and Infrastructure as a Service cloud services parallel our companies’ objectives,” Gidion Suranta Barus, business development general manager of Lintasarta, stated.
When selecting a partner to deliver a cloud enabling platform, LMD sought a partner that had the same “spirit” as them and the enthusiasm to make their strategic cloud computing “dream come true,” Arief R. Yulianto, director of LMD told TMCnet.
“Hexagrid was very supportive when we were in the process of finding a partner,” Yulianto said. “They always gave new insight about the cloud everyday via chat or email and sometimes by phone. We learned so much about the cloud business from them, and the business model they offered us is very interesting.”
Lintasarta and LMD also selected Hexagrid as a cloud delivery partner due to the strength and advanced functionality of VxDatacenter, according to LMD company officials. Hexagrid’s VxDatacenter platform is a comprehensive virtualization tool and Infrastructure as a Service management system specifically designed for real-world IT delivery. The platform provides “unprecedented control and agility enabling IT organizations to deliver all the benefits of today’s popular commodity clouds without all the hassles,” according to Hexagrid officials. The tagline for the product reads: “It’s your cloud, own it!”
LMD customers have expressed significant interest in an on-demand cloud solution that provides quick and easy access to real-time infrastructure resources with a pay-as-you-go pricing model. On-demand cloud services are well-suited for companies that need expanded computing resources on a temporary basis. Customers simply order resources online based on their needs, and within minutes the resource are allocated and ready to use.
"Customers pay an hourly usage rate based on how much CPU, Memory, and Storage resources are used during that timeframe—if a server is used only for 1 hour, then the customer only pays for that resource for that time. Thus, firms can adjust usage as-needed to reduce IT expenses and eliminate resource planning hassles," said Yulianto, in a company release. “These cloud services can be compared to that of Amazon EC2, the largest cloud provider in the world today, but key differentiators are derived from our extensive service capabilities and a platform that offers more user-friendly functionality.”
LMD cloud solutions are designed to deliver IT cost and operational efficiencies without sacrificing quality and performance, just one more reason why LMD selected Hexagrid as a cloud delivery partner.
“We are excited to support LMD’s delivery of high-value cloud computing solutions,” said Suresh Mandava, CEO and founder of Hexagrid. “Our partnership is deeply rooted in the development and delivery of cloud solutions that addresses customer needs for functional and cost effective IT resources. LMD’s solid reputation in the data center services industry combined with a full portfolio of reliable cloud solutions provides a strong foundation for the company to flourish as the leading cloud provider in the Indonesian market.” Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.