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Singtel has launched a suite of software defined network and hybrid cloud services. They include the Data Center and Cloud Connect Service (DC Connect), billed as a first-of-its-kind software-defined network service for Singapore. It allows firms to easily access and move their data seamlessly between public and private clouds in more than 20 data centers using a single connection.

The DC Connect service also provides latency of less than one millisecond, and a secure web portal for companies to dynamically adjust their cloud network requirements and manage costs in a pay-as-you-use manner.

Singtel also plans to launch the Cloud Life Cycle Service (CLS), saying it 'allows firms to understand and chart a progression pathway between their present and future states of cloud maturity, as part of their digital strategies.'

Singtel has also introduced Liquid Sky, a platform that 'allows companies to orchestrate the setup and operations of their hybrid cloud environments.' SingTel says it enables tasks such as provisioning, governance, spend management, configuration and catalogue development to be automated and scheduled via predefined workflows.

Bill Chang, CEO Group Enterprise at Singtel, said: 'After the initial euphoria to adopt cloud, many enterprises typically face challenges in rolling out hybrid cloud environments because of the technical complexities and capability shortfalls involved. This suite of services allows them to implement their cloud operations more easily.'

Singtel has picked up a trio of awards for its cloud services in recent months. It received the Telco Cloud Service Provider of the Year award at the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards, won Best Cloud Computing Adoption Project '“ G-Cloud at the Cloud & DevOps World Awards 2016 and Telco Cloud of the Year at the Telco Cloud Forum Awards 2016.