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Savvis launches virtual DC in Singapore

Anushkar Mohinani | April 14, 2011
Savvis believes the increase in cloud usage plus the need for tighter security features will push demand of its Symphony Virtual Private Data Centre.

Mark Smit, Savvis

Mark Smith, managing director, Savvis Asia

SINGAPORE, 14 April 2011 - Savvis, a provider of enterprise cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, yesterday, launched its Symphony Virtual Private Data Centre (VPDC) in Singapore. The cloud solution allows enterprises to design and deploy a set of data centre services for a variety of applications.

Speaking to the local media, Mark Smith, managing director of Savvis in Asia, said the Symphony's VPDC, made available in Savvis' Singapore data centre, will meet increasing demand in the Asia Pacific region, particularly in Singapore, for secure, enterprise-class cloud computing solutions. The solution will also support Savvis' global clients' expansion plans across Asia, he added.

The VPDC currently features two service profiles - Essential and Balanced - with a third - Premier - planned for release late this year. The service profile capability provides a range of features, support levels and performance to meet the needs of various application types.

The company touted its unique approach to managing security with a comprehensive range of security features from integrated network solutions to strong security policy enforcement per VPDC. Tight security has been built into its cloud architecture from the onset, according to Savvis.

Smith said Savvis believes the uptake in cloud adoption and the need for enterprise-class security features among global as well as Singapore's information technology (IT) leaders will drive demand of its VPDC.

Cloud and security

Based on a survey of 480 global IT leaders commissioned by Savvis in March 2011, 91 per cent of Singapore enterprises are using cloud infrastructure services. The findings also revealed that as confidence in the cloud grows, enterprises increasingly trust the cloud with some of their most critical applications, according to Smith.

"Cloud adoption has increased considerably - 67 per cent of global enterprises have adopted the cloud in the past year," Smith said. He added: "Singapore enterprises are leading the cloud adoption race with nine in 10 (local) enterprises being cloud infrastructure users."

Alternatively, according to the findings, security is the biggest issue with regards to cloud adoption among global enterprises. Both global and Singapore IT leaders stated security as the chief element of enterprise-grade cloud services, said Smith.


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