- Tram Ho
80% of Vietnamese data ‘in the cloud’ is abroad
Working in the field of communication, Ms. Thu Ha is used to putting documents on Google drive – Google’s cloud storage service to be able to work anywhere. When Google announced that 15GB of free storage space was exhausted, Ha was still willing to pay VND 450,000/year to expand the storage capacity to 100GB.
With just an email account, Google currently knows all of Ha’s relationships, photos and personal information, even travel routes and appointments …
Mr. Tran Quoc Hung – Director of a business said that using the “cloud” is now almost like a mobile network. “With the volume of data so large, it is inevitable to use the cloud instead of physical storage. However, when the data is located entirely abroad, it is also terrible, “- Mr. Hung emphasized.
In fact, Decree 53 detailing a number of articles of the Law on Cybersecurity effective from October 1, 2022 stipulates: Types of Internet data must be stored in Vietnam. Thus, if individuals, especially businesses and organizations, leave their data entirely in foreign clouds, there are also disagreements with the implementation of the Cybersecurity Law.
Meanwhile, a not so positive reality was pointed out in June 2022 at the Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Summit 2022: Vietnam’s cloud computing market is currently in the hands of foreign technology enterprises. such as Amazon Web Service, Google, Microsoft… In the past 3 years, the market has maintained the number of 27 data centers invested by 11 Vietnamese enterprises. Domestic enterprises only account for 20% of the market share with a revenue of about 900 billion VND.
In the past 10 years, data traffic in Vietnam has increased 7 times, domestic connection traffic has increased 40 times in terms of bandwidth, and international connection traffic has increased 25 times. The number of Internet subscribers currently accounts for 75% of the total number of households in Vietnam.
Experts estimate that if the Cloud trend continues to develop until “all people use the cloud”, the cloud storage market alone can reach 10,800 billion VND. By 2025, if all Vietnamese enterprises switch to using cloud services, the market will reach more than 53,200 billion VND (about 2.3 billion USD).
Experts also pointed out that customer demand for cloud computing does not stop at data backup services, but requires an infrastructure that integrates many services at the same time. Thus, new data continues to be born in the cloud space.
In this day and age, data is the most important resource of a country. In physical space, land is a finite resource. In the cloud computing space, data is also the land for individuals and organizations to continue “plowing”, creating new wealth on it, but it is endless and creates the strength of the organization. , of the country.
Faced with this situation, the Ministry of Information and Communications has developed an infrastructure strategy to 2025 and orientation to 2030, the goal is that 70% of the market share of cloud computing services in Vietnam will belong to the cloud computing service providers. domestic service provider.
With market outlook and strategy from the Government, Make in Vietnam cloud computing products are motivated to promote the birth and development. However, it is still necessary to have a Vietnamese enterprise large enough, with sufficient financial capacity as well as professional qualifications to compete with giants from abroad in providing Cloud services to Vietnamese people. Male.
The birth of the largest Cloud ecosystem in Vietnam
On October 13, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen reiterated Viettel’s commitment to large cloud investment in Ho Chi Minh City, in which the government is ready. on land and infrastructure conditions.
The Ministry of Information and Communications is calling on Vietnamese businesses to return to use Vietnam’s cloud computing infrastructure, bringing 80% of the data of Vietnamese individuals and businesses abroad to Vietnam. The ministry also recommends that Vietnamese state organizations and businesses instead of self-investing and self-operating information technology systems switch to using Cloud services at a lower cost, more optimal and secure. more and more flexible.
On October 14, 2022, Military Industry and Telecommunications Group (Viettel) officially launched the Viettel Cloud ecosystem. With the preparation since 2018, right after its launch, this has been the largest cloud computing service provider in Vietnam, ensuring the complete process of components of a Cloud ecosystem with a data center (data center). center), technology platforms, software and services in the cloud to security technologies, management and operation services. And this ecosystem is owned by Vietnamese people.
According to the introduction, Viettel Cloud owns the most data center infrastructure in Vietnam with 13 data centers, with a scale of more than 9,000 racks on 60,000 m2 of floor space. By 2025, Viettel Cloud will be invested an additional VND 10,000 billion to expand the scale to 17,000 racks. According to the roadmap, by 2030, Viettel will increase the investment to 40,000 billion VND with a scale of 34,000 racks.
Entire data center infrastructure compliant, meets international standards ANSI/TIA-942-B:2017 Rated-3 Constructed Facilities – the standard used to evaluate all aspects of the physical data center including location, architecture, security, fire safety, electrical, mechanical and telecommunications.
The Viettel Cloud product ecosystem has a total of more than 70 products and services, ranging from services at the physical infrastructure level such as rental accommodation, to service platforms such as AI platforms (artificial intelligence platforms). creation) and IoT platform (Internet of Things).
This product system includes 5 groups: Cloud Infrastructure – Cloud computing infrastructure, Cloud Platform – cloud platform, Cloud Software – Cloud applications, Managed Services – Consulting, deployment & operation, Colocation – Center data.
It is known that when building the Viettel Cloud ecosystem, Viettel Group aims at each Vietnamese citizen, each Vietnamese household, each Vietnamese organization and business to have a data repository on the platform. Cloud computing platform is located in Vietnam, researched, deployed, managed by Vietnamese engineers, and ensures information security.
Source : Genk