Ireland’s largest Irish-owned telecom provider, Viatel has invested €1 million in enterprise-class storage technologies to address the growing market demand for Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS).

Celebrating 20 years in business this year, the Dublin-based telecom provider Viatel has been connecting businesses across Ireland with high-speed connectivity in Ireland since 1997. The leading telecom managed services provider own and operate a data centre in Blanchardstown to provide colocation, dedicated servers and cloud services.

Viatel’s storage-as-a-service solutions enable businesses to pay for enterprise-class storage on a pay-as-you-go subscription model, without the need for expensive upfront capital expenditure. The award-winning telecoms and data centre company have partnered with Zadara Storage to provide reliable, high-performance, on-demand storage.

Commenting on the partnership, Viatel’s director, Damien McCann said, “Viatel identified a gap in the market for Storage-as-a-Service as companies move away from CAPEX intense purchasing physical storage assets to support their business and opt to leverage Storage-as-a-Service OPEX models”.

“This service very much complements our existing portfolio of enterprise-class connectivity and data centre solutions, guaranteeing that our clients’ cloud data storage resides in Ireland in our secure state-of-the-art data centre facilities”, concluded McCann.

Cloud storage is expected to grow rapidly, capturing roughly 25% of the massive $50B enterprise storage market by 2020. Viatel now offers a complete suite of cloud storage services, including block, file and object-based storage, with advance data protection.

Viatel is offering customers the ability to mirror data between their Dublin and Cork colocation facilities. With the rollout plan to launch a third availability zone in London by Q4.

At-rest and inflight data encryption with customer owned keys gives Viatel customers the confidence that their data is protected against security threats. The storage resource isolation feature gives Viatel the ability to guarantee each customer their own isolated resources, eliminating the noisy neighbour problem and also providing an additional layer of data security – a strong competitive advantage over Viatel’s competitors.

Other features include data snapshots, remote mirroring, online volume migration and metropolitan failover to ensure Viatel’s customer data is always available.

For further information, please visit www.viatel.com

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