Viatel invests €1m to launch STaaS portfolio

Business, Finance, Technology | Fri 16 Jun | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured (L-R): Kerry Telling (Zadara Storage), and Antonio Pogliani, Damien McCann and Alan Millett (Viatel)

Irish-owned telecom provider Viatel has invested €1m in enterprise-class storage technologies to address the growing market demand for Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS).

Celebrating 20 years in business this year, the Dublin-based telecom provider Viatel has been connecting businesses across Ireland with high-speed connectivity in Ireland since 1997.

The leading telecom managed services provider own and operate a data centre in Blanchardstown to provide colocation, dedicated servers and cloud services.

Viatel’s storage-as-a-service solutions enable businesses to pay for enterprise-class storage on a pay-as-you-go subscription model, without the need for expensive upfront capital expenditure.

The award-winning telecoms and data centre company have partnered with Zadara Storage to provide reliable, high-performance, on-demand storage.

Damien McCann, Director, Viatel, said: “Viatel identified a gap in the market for Storage-as-a-Service as companies move away from CAPEX intense purchasing physical storage assets to support their business and opt to leverage Storage-as-a-Service OPEX models.”

He continued: “This service very much complements our existing portfolio of enterprise-class connectivity and data centre solutions, guaranteeing that our clients’ cloud data storage resides in Ireland in our secure state-of-the-art data centre facilities.”

Cloud storage is expected to grow rapidly, capturing roughly 25% of the massive $50bn enterprise storage market by 2020. Viatel now offers a complete suite of cloud storage services, including block, file and object-based storage, with advance data protection.

Viatel is offering customers the ability to mirror data between their Dublin and Cork colocation facilities. With the rollout plan to launch a third availability zone in London by Q4.