Telefónica Ventures Into Cloud Servers

Telefónica, the parent company of major mobile phone carriers O2 and Movistar, has announced the launch of their own cloud server platform, to rival the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Rackspace.

The service is aimed at developers, digital businesses and large enterprises, and is optimised for mobile, enterprise, and M2M applications. At launch, customers have the option of Spain or the United Kingdom for the location of their cloud servers. Telefónica are also offering a 99.996% SLA, with financial compensation available in the event this is not attained.

Carlos Morales, Telefónica Digital’s Cloud and M2M Director, said: “With the launch of Instant Servers Telefónica Digital 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. 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. This offering completes our portfolio of services to meet our business customer needs”.

Cloud Servers will be easy to manage via a web-based system, with instant deployment and expansion of up to 400% for large spikes in traffic.

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You can find out more about Telefónica’s Instant Cloud Servers at http://cloud.telefonica.com/instantservers/.

Henry Cole

I'm an all round tech guy from Colchester, UK. I co-owned Geekily and regularly wrote here under "Geekily UK", but have since left the site to pursue other projects.

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