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Exploring the differences between Data Centres and the Cloud

Singtel Business | Jan. 30, 2015
Understanding the differences between data centres and the cloud will help you determine which solution best suits your company's needs.

With the cloud, you will be entrusting your data to a third-party provider. While you no longer have to worry about physically securing hardware or hardware failure, you need to make sure that your cloud provider offers up-to-date security certifications and end-to-end security at every level. All data points need to be protected and cloud hardware needs to be located in secure locations. You also need to make sure that they have good back-up redundancies in the event of their own hardware failure and a good Service Level Agreement (SLA) commitment.

What about employing both?

It's not out of the question for businesses to run both managed hosting and cloud services. For example, a company might opt to use the cloud purely for backup and disaster recovery (DR), where primary data resides in a data centre but gets backed up to more cost-efficient storage in the cloud.

Businesses should look for Managed Hosting and Cloud services from a reputable company with a good track record in service delivery and reliability.

SingTel Managed Hosting

SingTel's data centres are served by its own networks for seamless direct connectivity. You'll get support from a skilled specialist workforce, first-rate physical security, highly reliable power supplies and air-conditioning systems with in-built redundancy. To safeguard your data, SingTel provides backup and disaster recovery facilities. To learn more, visit SingTel EXPAN

SingTel offers enterprise-grade fully managed cloud, services that are based on either VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V, for different workload requirements. SingTel's cloud is hosted in local built to TIA# tier 4 data centres that meet your data security, sovereignty and residency needs. It is backed by a pool of highly experienced and certified cloud experts who can customise a successful cloud strategy to accelerate your business growth and help you seamlessly migrate your existing workloads to the cloud. Visit SingTel Managed Cloud to find out more.

Finding the right solution for your needs

Together SingTel Managed Cloud and Managed Hosting can cater for a very wide range of IT requirements. We'll help you choose the most appropriate solution and assist with your data and IT migration*. Contact our managed services specialists to customise your solution today. What's more, act now to enjoy the no obligation cloud consultation and one month free trial.

*Migration services applicable only for SingTel Managed Cloud.

# Telecommunication Industry Association, which publishes the Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centres



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