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Blueshift expands in Asia

Veronica C. Silva | July 11, 2013
Demand for big data boosts data protection requirements in the region.

A data backup and recovery services provider based in Tokyo, Japan has recently expanded its coverage in Asia with the launch of services in Singapore. 

Blueshift Data Protection (Blueshift K.K.) said it is offering its DataProtect Data Backup and Recovery services to Singapore-based companies to meet the demands of customers in Asia Pacific, particularly those customers going into big data. Blueshift noted that with customers in the region accumulating big data, there is now a pressing need for data protection and backup services. 

Blueshift quoted data from the IDC saying that the market for big data in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, is expected to reach US$1.76 billion in 2016 from US$258.5 million in 2011. 

Encouraged by this industry development, Blueshift is expanding its services in the region, which also include installation, “minimal” resource and technology investments, and de-duplication, compression, and encryption. 

Blueshift would be leveraging on the delivery platform of KVH, and from Singapore, Blueshift said it plans to expand its services throughout the region in partnership with KVH.  

“Expanding business outside your traditional market is never an easy proposition and best done with someone you trust. KVH has been providing high quality hosting services to Blueshift for a number of years and were the natural choice as we looked to grow outside of Japan,” said Brent Reichow, co-founder and CEO, Blueshift Data Protection.

KVH said it operates the lowest latency network in Japan and also low latency connectivity services between major financial markets in Asia Pacific, and the US. 

“As KVH is also strategically expanding our presence and service portfolio in Singapore and throughout Asia Pacific, we are pleased to have been selected to support the regional expansion of these data backup services with our partner, Blueshift,” said Ras Scollay, director of sales, KVH Singapore. 


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