HKNet launches new cloud solution

24 March 2014 | Kavit Majithia

HKNet, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, has announced the launch of a new IaaS cloud service aimed at enabling businesses of all sizes to benefit from cloud services.

As part of the new HKNet e-Order Centre, which serves as an online shop for B2B customers, the facility is part of the company’s strategy to offer e-commerce and flexibility to its business customers.

According to analyst company Forrester Research, the US B2B market was worth approximately $559 billion at the end of 2013, and is twice as large as the US B2C market.

The e-commerce B2B site works as a subscription model, enabling subscribers access to tailor-made solutions, designed to simplify administration, budgeting and billing management.

“HKNet e-Order Centre takes our value proposition further by enabling subscribers to manage their services online and according to their actual business needs,” said Brandon Lee, CMO at NTT Com Asia. “It also aims to empower businesses to easily and quickly ramp up their capabilities and maximise opportunities,”

HKNet further claims that Cloud Hosting Services puts public cloud capabilities in the hands of businesses, and works as a pay-by-the-hour subscription model, enabling companies to align IT operations with market demand.