Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Telefónica Launches Global Instant Server Cloud Service

Telefónica Digital announced the launch of global Instant Servers, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering that delivers on-demand, high performance cloud computing optimised for mobile, enterprise, and M2M applications.

The service initially will operate out of Telefónica’s data centers in London and Madrid.  Telefónica plans to deploy additional data centres in Europe and Latin America.

Telefónica is promising a service level agreement (SLA) of 99.996% per year backed by a financial compensation in the event of non-compliance.
The infrastructure is built on Joyent’s high-performance cloud infrastructure, which enables Instant Servers to automatically and instantly grow in capacity by 400% to handle large spikes in usage or traffic. Virtualized machines on the Instant Servers cloud can resize an entire application stack without rebooting or requiring down time. Advanced caching enables better performance through superior utilization of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). Further, Instant Servers runs on top of the Zettabyte File System (ZFS), enterprise grade storage and file system that delivers 100% data resiliency and integrity.

Compared to other public cloud services, Telefónica said its Instant Servers will also deliver lower operating costs.

“With the launch of Instant Servers Telefónica Digital seeks to meet the needs of thousands of businesses that require a cloud services platform that is easily scalable, with low latency and totally trustworthy, enabling them not only to rapidly respond to their own needs, but also to the expectations of their customers. This can all be done with significant cost savings as customers only pay for the type of cloud services they require and the time they use them for. This offering completes our portfolio of services to meet our business customer needs," stated Carlos Morales, Telefónica Digital’s Cloud and M2M Director.

The company also noted that Instant Servers is the first Telefónica trademark product to be sold directly to companies over the Internet on a worldwide basis. It joins a number of services that Telefónica Digital is marketing directly to customers, including TU Me, a free communications app, and Telefónica Dynamic Insights, a new unit created to open up opportunities presented by Big Data.


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