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Eutech to provide smart city services through Orange cloud

Iain Morris
December 9, 2014

Smart city platform provider Eutech Cybernetic has teamed up with Orange Business Services to provide its suite of applications for smart cities, smart buildings and offices via the cloud.

Orange (Paris, France) will manage the company’s iVivaCloud platform over its private cloud infrastructure to improve security and confidentiality for Eutech customers.

Eutech (Singapore) says it needs to be able to guarantee customers round-the-clock access to real-time operational intelligence and analysis and that Orange’s Flexible Computing Express technology will meet the various needs of smart cities management, with 99.95% monthly uptime.

The iVivaCloud service allows property operators to manage a single building, a set of buildings or an entire city across multiple locations from a single user-centric platform – via any device and from anywhere.

It is also already being used to support management of traffic, irrigation, sewage, utilities and car parks for shopping malls, new districts and industrial cities being developed in the Middle East.

Flexible Computing Express will allow Eutech to manage IT infrastructure through a secure web portal, helping it to meet fluctuating demand and to support business growth in the region’s smart cities market.

Eutech reckons it will also benefit from the “cloud coach service” that forms part of Flexible Computing Express, whereby Orange’s cloud experts will support Eutech with the design and management of cloud infrastructure.

That should free up Eutech to focus on the development of its own platform and applications.

“Through our own smart cities program, we understand the importance of cloud computing as a key enabler of the digital transformation of cities,” said Giorgio Heiman, the vice president of emerging markets and indirect channels for Orange Business Services. “It allows cities to develop smart and connected services for their citizens without investing in IT infrastructures that they could not afford and don’t have the skills to develop.”

Eutech expects private cloud infrastructure to become a “key asset” as customers demand greater security.

“The Middle East and Africa is a key market for us and the fact that Orange Business has its feet on the ground in the region and is a key player in Smart Cities is clearly an asset,” said Hari Gunasingham, the chief executive of Eutech Cybernetic.
 
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