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Fujitsu offers disaster recovery as a service in Singapore

Zafar Anjum | Dec. 5, 2013
Fujitsu announces a cloud-based business resilience service in Singapore that allows customers to recover the data in their traditional IT environment from the cloud.

Fujitsu is providing the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) in Singapore, which is a cloud-based business resilience service, the company announced today.

Fujitsu DRaaS or the cloud disaster recovery or cloud DR service offers transparent data protection and speedy recovery with near zero data loss and allows end-users to minimize their restoration process using replication technologies in a cost and performance efficient recovery environment.

Based on a pay-as-you-use model, the Fujitsu DRaas allows businesses to reap the benefits of speedy data recovery without the high initial capital investment and on-going expenses, the company said in its statement.

"To keep connected round-the-clock, businesses need to have the necessary back up plans in place to ensure business continuity," said Wong Heng Chew, President, Fujitsu Singapore. "During our conversations with customers, there has constantly been a concern about the impact of an extended restoration cycle on overall operations. There is also a lack of awareness on the required plans and processes for disaster recovery and business continuity. Many of them believe that the adoption of a Disaster Recovery plan would result in a significantly higher cost of investment, which will eventually impact business revenues. Fujitsu aims to change this misconception with the Fujitsu DRaaS," said Heng Chew.

Fujitsu said its DRaaS allows customers to recover the data in their traditional IT environment from the cloud which is faster, simpler and more affordable than the usual high level DR plan.

The service allows resumption of a customer's normal business processes to a cloud based DR. Recovery is typically completed within 1 to 4 hours, following a major business interruption.

As part of the launch, Fujitsu said it is offering DRaas on a free 1-week trial for organizations that are looking to optimize their system with DR or simply to understand the benefits of having a DR system.


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