Partners primed as AWS turns on cloud in Thailand

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled plans to help accelerate the adoption of the Thailand Government Cloud following a new agreement with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand (MDES).

Terms of the memorandum of understanding will allow MDES and Thai government agencies the option of using AWS solutions and services as part of the Government Data Center and Cloud Service (GDCC), which runs as a central cloud infrastructure for government agencies.

Specifically, businesses will be able to leverage more than 200 fully-featured AWS Cloud services – including security and infrastructure capabilities – alongside identifying “strategic pilot workloads” to run on AWS through the GDCC over the next 12 months.

Central to such efforts will be an “extensive network” of AWS partners and start-ups supporting customers throughout the migration process, notably 2C2P, Omise and Amity alongside National Telecom (NT), True IDC, G-Able, Dailitech, Deloitte and Accenture .

According to Eric Conrad – regional managing director of Worldwide Public Sector across ASEAN at AWS – the agreement forms part of the vendor’s “ongoing commitment” to support Thailand 4.0’s digital initiatives. First launched in 2018, the initiative requires government and state-owned enterprises to set up a digital foundation to enhance citizen service delivery and drive local economic growth.

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