PHOTO - (left) Datuk Ir Dr Ahmad Fikri Hussein, group CEO of Strateq Group exchanging documents with (right) Takuma Koyanagi, managing director of KDDI Singapore.
KUALA LUMPUR, 18 APRIL 2011 - Malaysian data centre and business continuity provider Strateq Data Centre has extended its services regionally as a result of a new partnership with Japanese telecommunications firm KDDI's Singapore-based subsidiary.
Strateq Data Centre (formerly Kompakar CRC) signed an agreement with KDDI Singapore to deploy business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) services to KDDI's 10,000 sq ft data centre in Singapore, said Strateq Group's chief executive officer, Datuk Dr Ahmad Fikri. "Strateq will also bring in 150 disaster recovery work-seats, media vault facility and business continuity advisory services to the alliance in the initial phase."
Dr Ahmad said this addition would allow both companies to offer a complete data centre solution suite from hosting, co-location, business continuity, to disaster recovery for businesses around the region. "Phase two of the strategic alliance will involve the planning and setting up of a bigger data centre facility at other strategic locations within the region and increasing the number of work seats."
"Our business continuity services are designed to minimise organisations' cost and risk of business disruptions, and to protect its critical technology, data and processes, so that the strategic aspects of our client's business will not be interrupted," he said. "By integrating Strateq's business continuity and disaster recovery services to KDDI's data centre facilities, we are offering businesses a truly robust data protection solution.
"Currently, there is a strong trend from businesses looking for secured hosting with a reliable business continuity and disaster recovery component to reduce risks and improve compliance. According to IDC Research, inclusive of managed services, the business continuity and disaster recovery services spending in Singapore is estimated to reach US$180 million in 2011," added Dr Ahmad. "We are aiming at capturing about 10 per cent of Singapore's business continuity market over the next three years."
KDDI managing director, Takuma Koyanagi, said: "KDDI is pleased to partner with Strateq in the business continuity and disaster recovery space. We wanted to offer our clients end-to-end data centre solutions. Strateq, with a strong presence in the Malaysian market since 1989, was our preferred choice. Significantly, it allows our team to learn from Strateq's experience. We will be promoting Strateq's business continuity and disaster recovery services throughout Singapore and we look forward to expanding this partnership to more clients in Asia as well as in the near future."
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