Greatresponder.com on Nov 02, 2012: The result of a merger between New Zealand Web hosting and cloud service provider, ICONZ, and its Singapore counterpart Webvisions, the company unveiled its new branding this week. ICONZ-Webvisions currently employs some 200 staff and has multiple hosting presences in more than 15 cities across 7 countries–Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and India. Its data centers serve more than 600 business customers in cloud hosting and managed services, said Peter Hendry, CTO of ICONZ-Webvisions, who sat in on the same interview. He added the company is partnering with Hewlett-Packard to offer cloud infrastructure products, while VMware and Microsoft are the notable software partners the company is working with.
Poh said: “Advanced hosting includes cloud hosting, dedicated servers, collocation, and managed services. The move allows ICONZ-Webvisions to harness the core competencies of both companies, and deliver consistency in services and seamless experience to our customers across every single country in the region.” Speaking to ZDNet Asia in an interview Wednesday, Poh Mui Hoon, group CEO of ICONZ-Webvisions, said one of her main goals following the merger would be to bring together the staff from both entities and tap their core competencies. In doing so, the company will now focus its energies on the “advanced hosting” part of the business.
The result of a merger between New Zealand-based Web hosting and cloud service provider, ICONZ, and its Singapore counterpart Webvisions, the company unveiled its new branding this week. ICONZ-Webvisions will now focus on providing cloud services to independent software vendors (ISVs) and midsize companies in Asia to grow its business.
China, especially, is an “interesting” market given its growth rate in cloud adoption. Citing a KPMG report, Poh said the Asian powerhouse only makes up 3 percent of the global cloud market, but this will rise to 19 percent in the coming years. Poh added while China only contributes some 5 percent of the company’s revenues today, it is likely to grow to 30 percent in the next five years. E-commerce and online games operators are two potential customer demographics in the Chinese market she said would help boost uptake of cloud services, particularly for IaaS offerings to power their online portals.
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