Local cloud services pioneer IPC, together with its global Infrastructure-as-a-Service partner CloudSigma, recently launched its latest service offering that will allow companies to set up Disaster Recovery with just a few clicks and minimal configuration time.
“Given the disaster-prone nature of our country, it is a must for companies and organizations to create secure backups for their data. Our Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) powered by CloudSigma can be set up almost instantly, with only a few clicks via our online platform. With this, companies can replicate crucial data to our cloud and switch them into production immediately should an untoward incident compromise their systems,” said Niño R. Valmonte, Director for Marketing and Digital Innovation at IPC.
The service, which can be accessed by IPC’s clients through cloud.ipc.ph, allows users to replicate data and systems from other infrastructures or locations, and have these periodically synced to the cloud automatically. This seamless DRaaS system powered by CloudSigma provides an ideal business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution, enabling the IT department to easily switch production systems to a secure and stable cloud infrastructure during a disaster.
Using the cloud as part of a disaster recovery plan versus traditional physical infrastructure allows companies to avoid the capital expenditure needed to maintain hardware, instead relying on on-demand compute resources that can be easily accessed through the Internet. This reduces the cost of comprehensive disaster recovery solutions to a fraction of the former cost and allows more capital to be covered by such a solution including laptops, desktops, and other assets that are considered uneconomic to include in a disaster recovery plan.
“This Disaster Recovery solution can sync data not only from onsite premises and data centers but also between all existing and future CloudSigma locations. This is particularly relevant to enterprise customers who are running many deployments in different locations and want to utilize the full potential of cloud infrastructure,” said Robert Jenkins, CEO & Co-founder at CloudSigma.
A Swiss-based company, CloudSigma entered the Asian market through its partnership with IPC back in 2016 by integrating its services within IPC’s data center network. Clients who subscribe to IPC benefit from low latency, dedicated connectivity provided by CloudSigma, which is ideal for servicing critical IT workloads.
By combining the advantages provided by the cloud platform with strong networking and disaster recovery capabilities, customers can easily combine cloud-delivered storage and compute environments in conjunction with their existing infrastructure.
Unlike other cloud providers, IPC and CloudSigma craft custom end-to-end solutions for customers that directly service their needs and at a uniquely competitive price through a single billing relationship for hosting, cloud, and networking connectivity.
“We urge Philippine enterprises to be proactive in their BC/DR efforts. Through cloud-based Disaster Recovery, we eliminate high cost and complexity from the picture. This is high time for everyone to review their current systems and ensure that a secure and reliable backup and recovery plan is in place,” said Valmonte.
The new service is priced per GB basis, providing complete cost transparency and predictability. Compared to traditional solutions that require complex set-ups and custom implementations, IPC and CloudSigma are able to bring to market a comprehensive disaster recovery solution at a disruptively low price by using technology to automate the process and encourage self-configuration via the main webapp.
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