StarHub will offer turnkey cloud networking services to its enterprise customers in partnership with Alkira, which provides agentless cloud network-as-a-service (CNaaS) solutions.
StarHub will use Alkira’s CNaaS as the basis of an end-to-end managed solution in response to the growing demand for “hassle-free cloud connectivity from enterprise customers”, the telco said.
The partnership will augment StarHub’s enterprise solutions portfolio to enable secured and fully-managed cloud connectivity networks for both local businesses and multinationals in Singapore, the telco said.
The telco will offer CNaaS as a fully-managed solution with lifecycle support from design and implementation to reporting and maintenance.
StarHub’s vice president of Enterprise Business Group, Sander Veraar, said in the post-pandemic era, “unified secure network connectivity to the cloud is at the heart of every business”.
Every stakeholder needs access to the corporate assets hosted in multiple clouds and data centres. It is what enterprises need today to remove complexity from cloud networks and to enable multi-cloud at scale, he said.
Veraar added that StarHub’s CNaaS offering will leverage the Alkira solution to “empower enterprises with the flexibility to scale their cloud connectivity” according to business needs and the security safeguards to protect data from unauthorised access.
Alkira said its CNaaS allows for the provisioning and scaling required for high-performance networking capacity across multiple cloud regions and multiple clouds, and to integrate cloud and data centre operations.
Alkira CEO, Amir Khan, said telcos are "seeing demand shift rapidly away from costly leased circuits to cloud networking", which is faster to provision, more flexible, more scalable and easier to manage than traditional infrastructure.
“We are delighted to be entering Singapore in partnership with StarHub, a market leader known for its customer service, innovation and digital advancements,” Khan added.