Telefonica Leverages Zerto Virtual Replication to Improve Cloud Reliability for Enterprises

Telefónica expands its enterprise cloud offering to include Disaster Recovery as a Service for virtualized data centers

  • This solution allows enterprises to protect their applications in case of a disaster with the service Virtual Data Center (VDC), guaranteeing business continuity.
  • Cloud data is replicated, using less time to recover and reducing the loss of important data.

VMworld Barcelona, October 14, 2014 — Telefónica today announced it has added Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to its enterprise cloud service offering, VDC. This new functionality ensures Telefónica VDC clients can cost effectively protect production applications both to the cloud and in the cloud, using Telefonica’s latest virtual private networks technology and Zerto’s award-winning, hypervisor-based solucion, Zerto Virtual Replication.

Telefónica continues to evolve its Cloud offering for enterprises, adapting it to client needs. One of the most important priorities for companies is the security of the data stored in the Cloud, which has historically been a complicated and expensive undertaking. With VDC DRaaS, customers enjoy the benefits of cloud automation while ensuring mission-critical applications remain protected and available, even in the event of a disaster. Recovery time is also improved, as the data is replicated in two data centers in Spain and connected with Telefónica fiber ring.

VDC DRaaS allows companies to host their critical applications in the cloud and have their virtual machines (VMs) replicated in two different data centers. This configuration enables clients to have geographically distributed recovery in the event of an unplanned outage. Recovery is done with Zerto Virtual Replication, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The replication solution is natively integrated with every layer of VDC 2.0, which guarantees a powerful solution in terms of RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective).  The solution is flexible in terms of contract and management: A client can replicate machines from its own private infrastructure or replicate Telefónica’s infrastructure from one data center to another. To guarantee security, replication is done through Telefonica private networks technology. Customers can also configure and monitor the replication themselves or delegate these tasks in Telefónica Managed Services. Furthermore, it’s cost-effective as it can be provisioned in pay-per-use mode, so customers only pay for what they use during a set period of time.

“With the introduction of this offering, Telefónica is demonstrating its commitment to providing user-friendly, storage-agnostic DR that delivers value,” said Ziv Kedem, Zerto CEO and co-founder. “Service providers like Telefónica are increasingly eager to offer DR services that seamlessly align with their cloud environments and meet the rigorous standards their customers expect.”

About Virtual Data Center 2.0

Virtual Data Center 2.0 (VDC 2.0) is Telefónica Public Cloud Service over Private Communications. With more than 70 clients (national and international) in less than one year of service, this solution allows customers to combine their private infrastructure with Telefónica public Cloud.

About Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. With its best in class mobile, fixed and broadband networks, and innovative portfolio of digital solutions, Telefónica is transforming itself into a ‘Digital Telco’, a company that will be even better placed to meet the needs of its customers and capture new revenue growth.

The company has a significant presence in 24 countries and a customer base that amounts more than 315.7 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.

Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its capital traded on the continuous market on the Spanish Stock Exchanges (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those of London, New York, Lima and Buenos Aires.

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