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Kronicles partners StarHub to provide DPaaS for SMEs in Singapore

Zafirah Salim | May 9, 2014
ASSURE Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS) equips SMEs with affordable, real-time data protection services on any device and across any platform.

Singapore-based enterprise data management solutions provider, Kronicles Asia, recently announced its partnership with local telco StarHub to launch ASSURE Data Protection as a Service (DPaas) suite.

According to its media statement, it is a data protection and backup service specially designed to ensure reliable, secure and scalable service to meet the evolving computing and storage needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore.

Essentially, it provides one-stop data protection to SMEs operating on any device – be it mobile phones, tablets, laptops or even desktops – across any operating system and server platforms.

Kronicles explained that its move to launch DPaaS is attributed to findings of a recent market research, which revealed that three out of five SMEs are looking for affordable, enterprise-grade data protection solutions. The company has also seen 80 per cent more enquiries from SMEs wanting to know more about data protection and backup services designed for them.

“According to a recent TechTarget study, 67 percent of businesses voted disaster recovery and business continuity as the preferred backup storage initiatives to implement,” said Piti Pramotedham, Group Chief Executive Officer of Kronicles Asia. “As demands for backup services grow, SMEs are struggling to find a solution for their business. Unlike large corporations that typically benefit from the merits of economies of scale, SMEs want and need a solution that requires minimum upfront payment, maximum return on-investment, and complete end-to-end support.”

Regardless of traditional IT settings or modern Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) environments, ASSURE DPaaS guarantees the security of an organisation’s data, ensuring that it’s always backed up and easily retrievable, the solution provider said in its statement.

Kronicles’ ASSURE DPaaS is hosted on StarHub’s ISO 27001-certified Argonar infrastructure. The carrier-grade standards ensure superior connectivity and uptime of 99.95%.

DPaaS for SMEs of all natures and sizes

Kronicles’ ASSURE DPaaS suite includes the following range of data management solutions to meet the needs of today’s SMEs:

  • Data protection across multiple endpoint devices for SMEs with a mobile workforce
  • Data protection scaled for a larger number of users, allowing mid to large size enterprises to manage more employees, while having the option of data protection on-premise, across the Internet or both
  • Quick and easy server solution to back up a small number of servers at one go
  • Enhanced server data protection for organisations with more demanding recovery times
  • A pay-as-you-use service for backup capacity on demand

 

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