Datacentrix introduces scalable, always available Backup as a Service offering
As organisations pursue the benefits of cloud computing in response to their evolving business requirements, the race is on to provide the best business value and the highest service levels.
And when the average downtime for any business can cost thousands, if not millions, of rands in lost revenue, the fact that every company must implement a backup strategy to protect their assets in the case of an emergency becomes clear.
For these reasons, high performing and secure ICT solution provider, Datacentrix, has developed a solution to help local organisations protect their data from unforeseen and even predictable circumstances.
"Datacentrix has introduced a Backup as a Service (BaaS) that has 10 times faster backup and recovery capabilities, and delivers numerous advantages for backup, deduplication and replication," explains John Dewar, business unit manager: storage solutions at Datacentrix. "It also features flexible self-service capabilities that are fully able to meet specific business demands.
"Our cloud business model delivers competitive advantage and key milestones, including hugely scalable service delivery; guaranteed data sovereignty and local support for customers," he adds.
The Datacentrix BaaS offering is available as a fully managed service within an environment that is monitored and controlled on a 24/7 basis. Customers can enjoy the benefits of regular reporting, as well as service meetings with a specialised team that boasts highly in-demand technical and business skills.
This service offers customers:
* A zero capital outlay;
* End-to-end disaster recovery;
* Secure offsite locations for backup data;
* Reduced data loss;
* Shortened recovery times;
* Data encryption during transit and in offsite state; and
* Fully customisable services that are specific and respond to customer needs.
"Our BaaS service provides quick, efficient support for new software versions, enhanced customer backup and recovery service levels, and can be deployed within a day instead of weeks. Not only this, but it offers a backup speed up to 10 times faster than traditional products and 10:1 greater deduplication. Furthermore, we can deliver automated replication and a self-service portal that increases control and places the customer in the management seat."
Datacentrix's hosted services utilise the country's first state-of-the-art, energy saving, Tier 3+ capable modular data centre infrastructure. Services are customisable and are available on a plug-and-play basis. Customers can opt to house and manage their own hardware in one of Datacentrix's facilities, or consume infrastructure specifically commissioned for their use. The company has implemented all the operational and management processes and procedures based on the ITIL disciplines and principles.
Operations are fully managed and supported by a dedicated services, consulting and project management team that co-ordinates services including architectural and design services, monitoring, disaster recovery, storage management, application monitoring and control, networking and more.