Liquid Telecom has installed an $800 000 endpoint data protection and management solution infrastructure.
BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA
The infrastructure, which is called CrashPlan Africa, is expected to enhance data protection and storage in the country.
Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe managing director Wellington Makamure told NewsDay yesterday that the telecommunications company partnered with a US-based company, Code 42 in March and started deployment of data servers early this month.
“Enterprises need help to protect and manage endpoint data,” said Makamure.
”The consumerisation of information technology and pervasiveness of mobile devices has meant losing control and visibility of the information created and accessed by staff using a range of mobile devices.”
Liquid Telecom brought Code 42 technology to Zimbabwe and has data servers in Pockets Hill in Harare.
“By partnering with Code 42, Liquid Telecom sought to get the expertise and experience of the world’s leading backup and restore provider, taking advantage of its footprint in 14 African countries to offer its customers enhanced value-added cloud services,” said Liquid Telecom in a statement.
“The service, run outside of Africa since 2008, known as CrashPlan, with over 35,000 clients, has been protecting end point data for some of the world’s largest enterprises. These include international giants such as Adobe, TaylorMade, Expedia, Stanford University, Getty Images and National Geographic, to name but a few.”
CrashPlan Africa has been designed to move data to new devices without having to rely on IT and provides protection and un-compromised security leveraging on Liquid Telecom’s state-of-the-art data centres.
BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA
With over 50% of a company’s data normally residing outside their data centre, CrashPlan Africa provides business with the solution to the problem of end point devices being damaged, stolen, lost or sabotaged.