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SOURCE GDS Services Limited
Alliance Brings Together Infrastructure as a Service with Software-Defined Storage and Disaster Recovery as a Service
BEIJING, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GDS, the leading provider of high-availability data center services in China, and ProphetStor Data Services, a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), today announced a strategic agreement to carry out an in-depth collaboration in cloud datacenter infrastructure, software-defined storage and cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). The alliance brings to market world-class disaster recovery solutions, initially targeting industries such as finance and government. The two companies will also pool resources in joint production labs as well as in branding and marketing.
GDS and ProphetStor will be combining their respective expertise in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with SDS and DRaaS to push forward a cloud-based disaster recovery solution leveraging cloud infrastructure to offer local and remote disaster recovery services. This disaster recovery cloud will be highly flexible and scalable to rapidly and accurately restore a customer's business data and critical application systems while enabling business continuity.
"We have seen that a disaster recovery cloud has clear advantages over a traditional model, and we are proactively addressing the evolving disaster recovery market, especially since we see a shortage of mature cloud-based disaster recovery solutions with high-end datacenter support," said William Huang, CEO of GDS. "The partnership between GDS and ProphetStor will greatly improve our customer's business continuity and drive a healthy and rapid development of the disaster recovery cloud-based market."
The disaster recovery cloud built by ProphetStor and GDS features the on-demand disaster recovery of a core business system, allocation of internal resources, and dynamic scalability. ProphetStor brings Federator SDS, DR Prophet and its proficiency in SDS and DRaaS to the partnership. GDS, already providing its high-end customers in the financial industry with unparalleled advantages in infrastructure construction and operation & maintenance, brings this and its core competency in cloud computing. IT services and its world-class datacenter cluster to the partnership. This collaboration plays to the two parties' full strengths in data backup and disaster recovery service.
As enterprises proceed to be defined by software, data protection for current and transitioning environments stand to be the next challenge for business. This strategic cooperation between the two companies aims to drive the adoption of and demonstrate the unique benefits of disaster recovery cloud services for key business applications, along with guaranteed business continuity.
"ProphetStor, as world leading cloud storage technologies and products, which can simplify and automate the discovery, abstraction and delivery of storage, and improve customer's data security and availability," said Mr. Huang. "Through the cooperation with ProphetStor, GDS can provide improved cloud-based disaster recovery service and expand our business modes. The two parties will jointly push forward the R&D of cloud storage solutions, provide better and more cost-efficient datacenter services to our customers, and satisfy their ever-increasing business demands."
"GDS has a world-class datacenter cluster and deep IT service experience, as well as excellent cloud computing services. We see that the company has a great reputation in the banking, insurance, securities, energies, manufacturing, logistics, and Internet industries," said Eric Chen, CEO of ProphetStor. "The cooperation between GDS and ProphetStor is in line with the two company's values and mission which is to offer reliable, flexible and efficient datacenter services to help customers grow."
Established in 2000, GDS Services Limited is a leading provider of high-availability IT services, based on world-class data center infrastructure, to customers with business-critical IT operations in Greater China. GDS provides consulting, integrated solutions, high-availability IT managed services, hosting services, and cloud computing. Major industry focus includes banking, securities, insurance, advanced manufacturing, logistics and internet industries. GDS operates 17 data centers in 6 major economic hubs in Greater China. For more information, visit www.gds-services.com. GDS technical support hotline: +86 4000-724-366
About ProphetStor Data Services, Inc.
ProphetStor Data Services, Inc., a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), provides federated storage solutions to enable data centers to scale out and cut storage costs greatly for both commercial and open source solutions.
ProphetStor was founded in 2012 by seasoned storage experts, with extensive experience in cloud computing platforms, software based networked storage, data services, and BC/DR solutions.
Headquartered in Milpitas, California, ProphetStor has branch offices in Asia-Pacific regions to serve international customers. For more information, visit www.prophetstor.com.
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