Berne, 22 June 2010
Swisscom's new Cloud Services allow companies to build up or scale back on their computing and storage capacity at any time as required. This means they do not have to invest in IT infrastructure or specialist staff, which may not be used or not utilised sufficiently. With Swisscom's Cloud Services, customers can adapt their IT solution requirements to their current needs at short notice and they only pay for what they actually use.
Verizon Business' Computing as a Service (CaaS) offer provides the foundation for Swisscom's Cloud Services. Verizon CaaS leverages Verizon's global IP infrastructure and data centers to help customers efficiently and securely manage on-demand computing resources, including server, network and storage capacity. The service enables businesses to pay only for the resources used and avoid buying equipment and adding staff to build out for peak capacity requirements. Customers can manage and control the CaaS services quickly and simply via a management portal. The service is the latest offer from the Swisscom and Verizon Business strategic partnership, which is designed to offer multinational customers of either company seamless access to global and local services, capabilities and expertise in Switzerland and around the globe.
Secure Storage is another new Cloud Service module from Swisscom. The service is powered by a managed storage node solution from Nirvanix, the premier enterprise cloud storage service provider. This on-demand solution allows companies to expand their storage capacities flexibly at any time, for example for backups, archiving or for additional file servers. Like CaaS, Secure Storage has a user-friendly web portal. Data are stored geo-redundantly with high availability at two different Swisscom datacenter locations in Switzerland. Secure Storage can be integrated into corporate customers' existing network infrastructure simply and securely.
The e-mail archiving service rounds off Swisscom's extended cloud offering. This solution is provided in collaboration with leading SaaS email security and compliance vendor Proofpoint, Inc., and allows companies to operate their Exchange mail traffic cost-effectively and to archive it securely. The e-mail archiving service helps ensure that customers are prepared for litigation or regulatory audit requests by storing e-mail in a secure, searchable, audit-compliant archive. The storage capacity offers unlimited scalability.
For further information visit: www.swisscom.com/cloud
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment. Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.
Nirvanix's mission is to ease the burden of storage management for organizations while enabling secure and reliable access to data worldwide. Nirvanix provides the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN), a fully-managed, secure cloud storage service developed for today's enterprises. The SDN intelligently stores, delivers and processes storage requests in the best network location, providing the optimal user experience. Nirvanix customers range from Internet startups to Fortune 10 organizations. For more information about the company and its services, visit www.nirvanix.com or follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/nirvanix.
Proofpoint secures and improves enterprise email infrastructure with SaaS solutions for email security, email archiving, encryption and data loss prevention. Proofpoint solutions defend against spam and viruses, prevent leaks of confidential and private information, encrypt sensitive emails and archive messages for retention, e-discovery and easier mailbox management. Proofpoint solutions can be deployed on-demand (SaaS), on-premises (appliance), or in a hybrid architecture for maximum flexibility and scalability. For more information, please visit www.proofpoint.com.