SOURCE: Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications

April 14, 2016 09:00 ET

C&W Business Launches Innovative Software Defined Data Center Solution

Integrated With Disaster Recovery and Providing Customers Control Over Their Virtual Environment Across the Caribbean and Latin American Region

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2016) - C&W Business, a division of Cable & Wireless Communications, Plc (LSE: CWC), today announces the launch of an innovative high-value Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution that allows customers to use Information Technology as a Service or ITaaS from any one of the Company's datacenters. This technology provides customers the opportunity to be in complete control of their IT Infrastructure from any one device or location across the Caribbean and Latin American region.

C&W Business has leveraged this technology by designing Virtual Data Centers (VDC), a flexible pool of virtual resources of RAM, CPU and Storage, that allows customers to utilize and create and re-create their production, disaster recovery, test, quality assurance, development environments and several other uses they may need to run an efficient and cost effective operation.

The Company's SDDC affords both customer flexibility and scalability in a virtual environment making it easy and inexpensive to configure and control their multiple environments. For instance, customers purchasing 400GB of RAM and associated CPU and storage can consume 50GB of RAM from the Cayman Islands datacenter for a test site, 200GB out of the Panama datacenter for their production site, and 150GB of RAM out of the Curacao datacenter for their Disaster Recovery (DR) environment. Therefore customers can continue running their day-to-day operations while ensuring important applications and data are backed up in separate environments.

C&W Business has invested heavily in offering its customers this Innovative Infrastructure as-a-service platform running on seven datacenters that are connected to C&W's robust, reliable and redundant Fault Tolerant Network infrastructure, which spans across 48,000 km across 42 countries. Also, C&W Business employs some of the highest certified staff in the region to provide 24x7 proactive monitoring of its SDDC solution through the Company's NOCs (Network Operation Centers), SOCs (Security Operation Centers) and Datacenters.

In the 21st century, IT needs to always be on, support multiple devices and platforms and adapt to changing business requirements by optimizing performance and scalability to support big data. Also, they need to ensure their departments are able to focus on adding value to organizations by educating business counterparts on how to use IT to generate competitive advantages. For this reason, many industries such as banks, universities, insurance companies, hospitals, and governments are increasingly adopting these types of high-value ITaaS solutions that boost efficiency and drive innovation.

With this SCCD platform, C&W Business is able to provide the only true Hybrid IT solution in the region. Regardless of where clients' servers are physically located, whether on their own premise, in C&W datacenters, or in the cloud, IBM AIX, IBM i/OS (AS/400), Windows, Linux, and many other different platforms are seamlessly integrated and available to be consumed 'as a service'.

The C&W Business SCCD solution is fully available with several Enterprises and Government institutions actively benefiting from its features already in Colombia, Panama, Central America and the Caribbean.

About Cable & Wireless Communications Plc

Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in Latin America and the Caribbean. With annual sales of over US$2.4 billion, it operates both mobile and fixed networks, supported by submarine and terrestrial optical fibre backhaul capacity. CWC delivers superior high-speed mobile data, broadband and video services. It has leading market positions in Mobile, Fixed Line, Broadband and Video consumer offers. Through its business division, CWC provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

The Group also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fibre optic cable network that spans more than 48,000 km -- the most extensive in the region -- as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fibre providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity.

CWC has more than 7,300 employees serving 6.4 million customers (Mobile 4.1m; Fixed Line 1.1m; Video 470k and Broadband 690k) across 42 countries. The Group's leading brands include; LIME and Flow in the Caribbean; BTC in The Bahamas; Mas Movil in Panama; C&W Business and C&W Networks. CWC is the market leader in most products offered and territories served. It is a major contributor to local communities through its corporate social responsibility programmes.

Cable & Wireless Communications Plc's shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CWC. The Group is headquartered in London with its operational hub located in Miami, within close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America.

For more information visit: www.cwc.com.