Asustek, Far EasTone to join forces on enterprise cloud computing services

By George Liao  /  Staff reporter

Wed, Sep 05, 2012 - Page 13

Asustek Computer Inc (華碩電腦) yesterday teamed up with Far EasTone Telecommunications Co (遠傳電信) to tap into commercial cloud business as part of the company’s plan to expand its enterprise cloud services.

Asustek currently has 20 major enterprise customers for its cloud services unit, Asus Cloud Corp (華碩雲端), including Cathay Financial Group (國泰集團) and National Taiwan University.

Asus Cloud chief executive Peter Wu (吳漢章) said he expected customers and revenue to grow by the end of the year.

Wu said enterprise cloud services, which have a much better profit margin than individual cloud services, will account for about 50 percent of the firm’s total revenue by the end of the year, up from 30 percent.

Asus Cloud has about 10 million individual cloud service customers worldwide at the present, not counting hardware-bundled customers.

“We have proven that we could manage a capacity of 10 million customers on the basis of global operations and will look to top cloud service providers, such as Google, as our model,” Wu said.

Asus Cloud has three cloud computing data centers, located in Taiwan, China and the US, and is building one in Europe and another in China, he said.