Telefónica Digital has launched a cloud-computing service designed partly to support M2M applications for developers, digital businesses and large enterprises.
Branded Instant Servers, the service is supported by the operator’s data centres in the UK and Spain and promises a service level agreement (SLA) of 99.996% with financial compensation in the event of non-compliance.
Instant Servers also allows customers to serve more workloads per virtual machine than public cloud services and thereby reduce their operating costs.
“With the launch of Instant Servers Telefónica Digital [London, UK] seeks to meet the needs of thousands of businesses that require a cloud services platform that is easily scalable, with low latency and totally trustworthy, enabling them not only to rapidly respond to their own needs, but also to the expectations of their customers,” said Carlos Morales, Telefónica Digital’s cloud and M2M director. “This can all be done with significant cost savings as customers only pay for the type of cloud services they require and the time they use them for.”
The data centres, located in Madrid and London, are linked to Telefónica’s global fibre-optic network. Telefónica intends to deploy additional data centres in Europe and Latin America.
Instant Servers happens to be the first Telefónica trademark product to be sold directly to companies over the Internet on a worldwide basis.
It joins a number of services that Telefónica Digital is marketing directly to customers, including TU Me, a free communications app, and Telefónica Dynamic Insights, a new unit created to open up opportunities presented by Big Data.