Hitachi Sunway launches new data centre, Recovery-as-a-Service offering
By Digital News Asia May 14, 2015
- New 5,000 sq ft Pinnacle Sunway Data Centre unveiled, full capacity by 2016
- Metered RaaS option offers near-zero downtime full-scale protection
HITACHI Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd has unveiled a 5,000 sq ft data centre facility located at The Pinnacle Sunway, and also announced a Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution under its data centre business.
The opening of its third data centre is another milestone in its bid to become a major data centre player in the South-East Asia region, Hitachi Sunway said in a statement.
The RaaS solution is a subscription-based managed service that promises near-zero downtime, the company claimed. The service is being offered in partnership with Vision Solutions, a provider of disaster recovery, high availability and migration software and services.
“The new Pinnacle Sunway [facility] is well-equipped to deliver a complete range of data centre managed services to handle the demands of the Sunway Group, as well as local enterprises that prefer their data to be residing closer to them,” said Cheah Kok Hoong, group chief executive officer and director of Hitachi Sunway.
Currently, more than half of the total Pinnacle Sunway data centre capacity has already been reserved or booked by clients, the company said in its statement.
Cheah said that the company is confident the data centre’s full capacity will be fulfilled within 2016.
The RaaS managed service offered at this new facility leverages on the real-time replication technology of Double-Take software by Vision Solutions, and is designed for companies in the region looking for full-scale and reliable protection without committing upfront capital investment and resources.
“Double-Take is hardware-, hypervisor- and platform-independent – therefore enterprises can protect data, applications, and servers regardless of the origin, be it physical, virtual, cloud or heterogeneous environment,” said Cheah.
Many organisations try to handle their disaster recovery solutions in-house, but eventually face the challenge of a lack in flexibility and rising costs. The reality is that disaster recovery implementation across diverse platforms can be difficult, costly and complicated, Hitachi Sunway said.
“Now more than ever, 24/7 system stability, continuity and online access are critical,” said Richard Tee, director of sales (Asia Pacific & Japan) at Vision Solutions.
“Businesses can’t afford data loss or server downtime as even a short-term outage can trigger significant data losses, which in turn impact the financial health [of the business].
“Despite this, many organisations in Malaysia still postpone or ignore disaster recovery planning because the solutions appear to be overwhelming or expensive,” he added.
Hitachi Sunway has two other ISO-certified Tier III compliant data centres within Malaysia, located in Cyberjaya and Kuala Lumpur and covering a total floor space of 18,500 sq ft.
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