Acclivis Technologies and Solutions Pte Ltd (“Acclivis”), a Singaporeheadquartered systems integrator and enterprise cloud service provider, together with Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced a partneship to jointly set up the Equinix-Acclivis Business Resiliency Centre (EABRC) in Singapore.
The EABRC is the first collaboration between the two organisations and aims to tap into the burgeoning demand for cloud-based disaster recovery solutions, or Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DraaS), a market estimated to be worth US$3.4 billion in Asia Pacific by 2019, according to Gartner.
Combining the world-class physical security, on-site technical support and more than 99.99999% average uptime record available in Equinix’s International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) facilities, with Acclivis’ expertise in DRaaS in Asia Pacific, the EABRC enables enterprises to build a comprehensive, secure and cost-efficient disaster recovery strategy that covers the full spectrum of data recovery, risk management and accessibility to work areas in the event of any disaster or business interruption. This is particularly essential to organisations such as the financial services industry whose services need to stay up and running 24×7 in accordance with strict regulatory requirements.
The EABRC is situated in Equinix’s Singapore data centre, SG1, giving companies the flexibility to choose from the widest selection of international and regional networks in South Asia . The centre provides the technical facilities and services required to maintain and protect operations, making it the ideal location for a company’s data recovery and business continuity needs.
The EABRC provides a differentiated disaster recovery methodology by leveraging DRaaS and enabling enterprises to immediately convert capital to operating expenses by paying for disaster recovery services over a duration of time without hefty upfront fees.
Traditional disaster recovery methods traditionally require enterprises to build two data centres – one for actual production and the other as a standby or backup in the event of a crisis. This requires enterprises to cover the expenses of maintaining two data centres as well as high internet connectivity fees. The EABRC will result in businesses recovering essential data in shorter time frames in comparison to traditional methods. This advantage is made possible as enterprises now have the option to choose Equinix’s data centre as their disaster recovery site and simultaneously subscribe to work seats that are located in the same building for their business continuity needs. By having both under one roof, enterprises can save on expensive leased lines.
Today is another significant milestone for Acclivis as we tap on Equinix’s global data centre expertise to help companies transform their disaster recovery plans onto Cloud. The digital economy, along with Cloud, is giving enterprises the impetus to find new, cost-effective business models. Our DraaS solutions are key in unlocking value, ensuring business resilience and protecting a company’s core assets, including their people, brand and reputation. In recent years, we have built a renowned cloud and disaster recovery practice across Asia. Partnering with a global player like Equinix, we are confident that our joint capabilities will deliver the best disaster recovery strategy for any organisation.
Equinix is committed to industry-leading operational reliability, ensuring businesses benefit from IT infrastructure with the reliability, redundancy and resiliency required to keep running in all eventualities. With the launch of the Equinix-Acclivis Business Resiliency Centre, we are able to leverage Acclivis’ expertise in Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service to provide established businesses and new entrants in the region with a new level of assurance and confidence