VMware and APU Part­ner­ship to Pro­vide Vir­tu­al­iza­tion, Cloud Train­ing and Post-Education In­tern­ships with the Com­pany for Stu­dents in Malaysia

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VMware an­nounced a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Asia Pa­cific Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy & In­no­va­tion (APU) to en­able stu­dents with the right knowl­edge and skills on vir­tu­al­iza­tion and cloud tech­nolo­gies. This will en­sure that busi­nesses have ac­cess to a ready work­force en­abled through the com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram, rang­ing from cur­ric­ula de­vel­op­ment, train­ing of staff and stu­dents, to pro­fes­sional cer­ti­fi­ca­tions.

“We see tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tion as key en­ablers for busi­nesses on the back of Malaysia’s grow­ing dig­i­tal econ­omy. The col­lab­o­ra­tion with VMware, the lead­ing vir­tu­al­iza­tion and cloud in­fra­struc­ture provider, pro­vides our staff and stu­dents a holis­tic pro­gram from aca­demic to tech­ni­cal train­ing and in­tern­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties for real- world ex­pe­ri­ence. Aligned with our di­rec­tion and com­mit­ment in em­pow­er­ing the na­tion with in­dus­try-rel­e­vant IT skills, we are ex­cited for this part­ner­ship to take flight,” said Prof. Dr. Andy Sed­don, Dean of Qual­ity As­sur­ance and Part­ner­ship at Asia Pa­cific Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy & In­no­va­tion (APU).

As part of the col­lab­o­ra­tion, a Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence, known as the VMware Cloud In­no­va­tion Cen­ter, will be cre­ated. Here, VMware soft­ware-de­fined dat­a­cen­ter and cloud so­lu­tions will be hosted on the APU cam­pus, pro­vid­ing staff and stu­dents a plat­form for train­ing and tal­ent de­vel­op­ment. APU will also have ac­cess to ma­te­ri­als and tools cre­ated by VMware en­gi­neers via the VMware IT Academy Pro­gram re­sources and VMware Lab­o­ra­tory. Train­ing mod­ules and ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude we­bi­nars, and tech­ni­cal deep-dive dis­cus­sions.

“In­vest­ing in tal­ent de­vel­op­ment is key to en­sur­ing ex­pec­ta­tions and de­mands for the rapidly chang­ing trends of tech­nol­ogy in the in­dus­try and na­tion are met. As Malaysia ad­vances to­wards de­vel­op­ing its dig­i­tal econ­omy by 2020 un­der the Dig­i­tal Malaysia ini­tia­tive and Vi­sion 2020, we are thrilled to part­ner with award-win­ning univer­sity, APU, in build­ing the na­tion’s dig­i­tal work­force to sup­port busi­nesses in to­day’s mo­bile-cloud era,” said Lau­rence Si, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, VMware Malaysia and Brunei.

(From left to right) Lau­rence Si, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, VMware Malaysia and Brunei; Dr. Karl Ng, Di­rec­tor of In­no­va­tion Cap­i­tal Divi­sion, MDeC; and Dr. Andy Sed­don, Dean of Qual­ity As­sur­ance and Part­ner­ship, Asia Pa­cific Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy & In­no­va­tion.

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