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ST Engineering teams up with Google Cloud

Singapore’s ST Engineering and Google Cloud will explore offering secure cloud services for organisations in regulated industries

ST Engineering is partnering with Google Cloud to develop secure cloud services for Singapore-based organisations in regulated industries with strict security and privacy requirements.

Both companies said they will explore offering cloud solutions that will let organisations run sensitive workloads locally on ST Engineering’s secure cloud, while taking advantage of Google Cloud’s infrastructure, software, data and security services.

It is uncertain what form these services might take, though ST Engineering said moving applications or services to its secure cloud will enable financial services companies, for example, to reduce the time it takes to deliver innovation while ensuring services are secure and compliant by design.

“We want to help customers realise delivery of seamless digital services on a resilient secure cloud which meets their requirements around compliance and risk mitigation, digital sovereignty, mission-critical solutions, secure data storage and operational security,” said Ravinder Singh, group chief operating officer for technology and innovation, and president of defence and public security at ST Engineering.

“Collaborating with Google Cloud to deliver secure cloud solutions in our datacentres enables us to achieve this and adds to the suite of end-to-end cloud and data services that we offer to customers,” he added.

ST Engineering is a Singapore-based engineering group with expertise across multiple industries. It also offers professional and managed services in security and application transformation for organisations in regulated industries.

Google Cloud is an approved cloud service provider evaluated and selected by Singapore’s Government Technology Agency to work with government agencies in Singapore.

“Regulated industries shouldn’t have to choose between security, performance and innovation. Our work with ST Engineering will help advance Singapore customers’ digital transformation strategies, helping them unlock new capabilities and power their most complex workloads with speed and reliability – all while meeting and maintaining their strict cloud security posture,” said Paul Wilson, managing director of public sector for Google Cloud in Asia-Pacific.

According to Canalys, Google Cloud was the third-largest cloud service provider globally in the fourth quarter of 2020, with a 7% market share.

It reported growth of 58% in that quarter as it pushes its “open cloud” strategy, emphasising sovereignty, sustainability and multi-cloud management, and maintains a focus on five industries – retail, healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, and manufacturing.

In Southeast Asia, Google Cloud has been signing up more enterprise customers of late, including Indonesian conglomerate Salim Group. It is also assessing opportunities for new cloud regions besides Singapore and Indonesia, according to Ruma Balasubramanian, its new managing director for the region.

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