By Carol Ko 23-Mar-2012
Savvis yesterday launched its private cloud solution and managed services offerings to be delivered through Savvis' two data centers in Hong Kong.
The solutions launch complements Savvis' rapid market expansion strategy in Asia, which was marked by the launch of public cloud service Symphony Open and private cloud service Symphony Dedicated in Japan in February, as well as the opening of its second data center in Singapore dubbed SG2 last month.
Savvis' private cloud solution, Symphony Dedicated, is targeted at multinational corporations that have extensive global data center footprints but demand the same computing experience in Hong Kong as in Singapore, Japan, Germany, Canada and the US, said Brian Klingbeil, Savvis' senior vice president, marketing and commercial development. Savvis' key target verticals are financial services, media and consumer brands.
According to Savvis' in a media statement, Symphony Dedicated is expected to provide high scalability and security, as well as seamless migration and a flexible engagement model to host mission-critical workloads.
"An important market for enterprises, Hong Kong often serves as a gateway for global clients seeking to extend their presence into Asia."
-- Mark Smith, managing director, Savvis Asia
"The launch will help Savvis meet the rapidly rising demand for enterprise-class IT services in Asia. An important market for enterprises, Hong Kong often serves as a gateway for global clients seeking to extend their presence into Asia. We are excited to provide organizations in this region with enterprise-ready cloud and managed services solutions," said Mark Smith, Savvis managing director in Asia.
Savvis managed services include infrastructure-as-a-service including utility storage, managed servers and data backup, as well as managed applications including firewall, load balancing, security, and protection from DDoS and intrusion.
Savvis currently has 10 customers in Hong Kong, who are supported by 30 employees at the Century Link Hong Kong office and five at the Savvis Hong Kong office, together with a global customer support team located in Hong Kong, Singapore, India, the US and the UK, Smith added.
Savvis currently operates eight data centers in Asia Pacific: two in Hong Kong, two in Singapore, two in Tokyo, Japan, one in India and one in Sydney, Australia. The Savvis Hong Kong data center will continue to offer co-location hosting services.
For network connectivity in Hong Kong, Savvis partners with local telecommunications providers "including the major telcos in Hong Kong, according to Smith. In Hong Kong, the network providers that have cloud computing capabilities include PCCW, Wharf T&T, Pacnet and CITIC CPC Telecom.
Savvis is a US-based cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider, and a company of CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the US.