By Alexander Villafania
MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA – Filipino-owned start up software company Morphlabs is targeting the Southeast Asian region to deploy its cloud-based infrastructure management software called mCloud Data Center (DCU).
In particular, Morphlabs will target Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
The company was able to raise $5 million (approximately P215 million) in funding to pursue its expansion in Southeast Asia. The company will be working directly with telecommunications carriers who will offer mCloud DCU to other clients.
Part of the strategy is to use the Philippines as an integration and marketing center for Morphlab’s Southeast Asian expansion. Several companies that are part of the mCloud DCU, including Dell, Arista Network, and Nexenta, will be represented by Morphlabs in its expansion in the region.
Morphlabs is a company established by Filipino software development guru Winston Damarillo. Its flagship product, the mCloud DCU, a set of hardware and software applications that enables large enterprises to start their cloud computing infrastructure, consolidate existing network infrastructure, and expand it for internal purposes.
The mCloud DCU was among the finalists in the 2010 Red Herring 100 Asia Awards, a competition to find the most innovative applications. It also became one of the top three finalists in the Best of InterOp Awards.
Damarillo, who also put up local software development firm Exist Global, noted that cloud computing services will continue to rise across Asia, particularly in the Southeast Asian region as companies in different countries start implementing their own ICT infrastructures.
Damarillo also said that the company is working on additional funding to expand the deployment of mCloud DCU in Europe, which he said would start by the second week of September.
The number of cloud computing services in the Philippines has steadily been growing with telecommunications firms offering enterprise-level services. Some of these cloud-based applications are made available in a pay-per-use or packaged service.
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