NTT Communications Corporation, the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT, has announced the immediate launch of its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution across Europe in partnership with DRaaS platform provider Geminare. This managed cloud service helps end user organisations to adapt and evolve their disaster recovery programs towards a secure NTT Com Enterprise Cloud platform.
NTT Com’s Recovery as a Service (RaaS) solution has been available in the US since 2012. Earlier this year, market analyst Gartner named NTT Com a leader in its 2015 DRaaS Magic Quadrant. The report cited high functionality, differentiated usability, unlimited failover and recovery testing at no additional cost among factors recommending the solution.
Gartner expects that, by 2018, the number of organisations using DRaaS will exceed the number employing traditional, syndicated recovery services.
NTT Com offers its DRaaS solution from four secure Enterprise Cloud locations in Europe and 14 worldwide that customers can choose from to place their recovery environments, assisting in data localisation requirements when needed. If customers wish to move their primary infrastructure to an NTT Com Data Centre for operational ease, they can then choose from over 130 secure Data Centres worldwide.
NTT Com is offering a launch trial for customers who qualify, allowing them the ability to quickly become disaster recovery-enabled. These customers can test the DRaaS solution with systems from their primary infrastructure to assess if it fits their requirements at either reduced cost or no cost.
Customers will be selected based on their requirements, with preference given to existing NTT Com customers and prospects. Registration for the trial is now open. Existing NTT Com customers can contact their NTT Com account managers to register. Other interested companies should contact NTT Com direct.
Damian Skendrovic, vice-president of cloud services at NTT Europe, told Risk UK: “NTT Com’s DRaaS is a powerful cloud solution that allows customers to place their recovery environments in NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud whether their primary infrastructure is on premises, in a public cloud or within a private cloud. This is powered by Geminare’s patented DRaaS platform, making it a compelling method by which customers may capitalise on the benefits of cloud.”
Joshua Geist, CEO and president of Geminare, added: “NTT Com’s presence in the European market adds an ‘in region’ strength that’s unmatched. This same strength is what sets NTT Com apart in the market and truly establishes the businesses as a global leader in DRaaS delivery. Our multi-tiered service delivery platform is the perfect vehicle for NTT Com to leverage its global infrastructure and cloud deployments and offers a strong DRaaS solution to its customers. It’s a winning combination for customers.”