Photo - (From left) Billy Lee, CEO of Hitachi Sunway Data Centre Services; Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO and Director Hitachi Sunway; Masato Saito, Chairman & Director of Hitachi Sunway; and Richard Tee, Director of Sales - Asia Pacific & Japan Vision Solutions.
During the unveiling of Hitachi Sunway's latest data centre facility in Malaysia, the ICT solutions provider also announced the country's first subscription-based Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) service.
Cheah Kok Hoong, group chief executive officer and director, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Hitachi Sunway), made the announcement from the new 5,000 sq ft data centre facility, the company's third data centre, located at The Pinnacle Sunway, Kuala Lumpur.
RaaS was being offered throughout the Asean region with a 'near-zero downtime' promise under Hitachi Sunway's data centre business as the result of a partnership with disaster recovery software firm Vision Solutions, said Cheah, adding that the service leveraged on Vision Solutions real-time replication technology of Double-Take software.
"Our partnership with Vision Solution allows Hitachi Sunway to offer one of the most complete disaster recovery solutions in the market," he said. "This is further supported by a strong Vision Solutions team with proven expertise and a good track record of 25 years."
"In addition, Double-Take is hardware, hypervisor and platform independent, therefore enterprises cans protect data, applications, and servers regardless of the origin, be it physical, virtual, cloud or heterogeneous environment," said Cheah. "It provides disaster recovery on a subscription basis, addressing concerns on high upfront cost and infrastructure resources."
Affordable metered usage
Richard Tee, director of sales (Asia Pacific & Japan) of Vision Solutions said: "Now more than ever, 24/7 system stability, continuity and online access are critical. Businesses can't afford data loss or server downtime as even a short-term outage could trigger significant data and losses which in turn impact the financial health."
"Despite this, a many organisations in Malaysia still postpone or ignore disaster recovery planning because the solutions still appear to be overwhelming or expensive," said Tee. "With our metered usage option, Hitachi Sunway now can use Double-Take to provide disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) consistently to their customers with clear reporting and license management features to achieve stringent service level agreements (SLA) and RPO/RTO [Recovery Point Objective/Recovery Time Objective] goals at an affordable price."
Speaking of the new data centre, Hitachi Sunway's Cheah said that currently, more than half of the total Pinnacle Sunway data centre capacity has already been reserved or booked by clients. "Demand remains strong and the company is confident the data centre's full capacity will be fulfilled within 2016."
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