Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 38 | Page 7


Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO APAC . This month we lead on Singapore ’ s SPH Media working with HashiCorp to transform from a print-first brand .

Though a top player in Singapore ’ s thriving media scene , SPH saw its scope restricted by a cloud estate offering low visibility into the network traffic and starting to suffer from IP address starvation .
Read on p56 how SPH formed a unified cloud platform team focused on cloud governance and infrastructure deployment . of the next phase of its expansion – improving the performance of its tape to cloud migration services and meeting local data sovereignty needs .
In Get to Know , Vinay Samuel , CEO and founder , Zetaris , tells of turning down a million-dollar contract to take to his garage and build the world ’ s first analytical data fabric for enterprise reporting , analytics and AI .
That ’ s just a sample of what we ’ re serving up for September .
Have an innovative month . Make stuff happen .
Instead of gatekeeping cloud resources , the platform team focused on enablement of application teams , a shift in mindset – boosted by HashiCorp – that saw the cloud become a self-service resource federated out to SPH Media ’ s engineers rather than something controlled by IT .
We stay in the Lion City for Kevin Reed , CISO at Acronis , to talk us through what it means to be on the frontline of the fight for a cyber-secure Singapore – see p44 .
Bill Tanner Editor
On p61 , read how a ‘ wonderful example of Australian innovation ’ has liberated some 40 years of inaccessible data via Platform Equinix .
That innovation example is Tape Ark , which turned to Equinix to advance its digital infrastructure in support
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