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Failsafe and EMC to deliver managed services to the region

SINGAPORE - FailSafe Singapore, a business continuity and IT outsourcing service provider, has chosen EMC E-Infostructure to meet the IT outsourcing needs of Asian businesses. On August 24, 2000, FailSafe signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with EMC whichalso includes a joint marketing partnership.

SINGAPORE - FailSafe Singapore, a business continuity and IT outsourcing service provider, has chosen EMC E-Infostructure to meet the IT outsourcing needs of Asian businesses. On August 24, 2000, FailSafe signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with EMC which also includes a joint marketing partnership.

FailSafe Singapore's new megacentre SG.01 will utilise EMC enterprise storage hardware, software, and services for its mission critical information infrastructure. The two companies aim to jointly market solutions to multi-national corporations based in the region and to small-to-medium enterprises that depend on 24 by 7 availability of information .

Sean Kerins, Director, Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific & Japan, EMC, said. "As the economy evolves from PC-centric to content-centric, information has become quintessential in tying today's businesses together. Organisations, big or small, rely on anywhere anytime access to their information assets for sustained success. Using EMC E-Infostructure, FailSafe will enable their customers to manage, protect and share mission-critical information across their enterprise."

The EMC solutions used by FailSafe Singapore include EMC Symmetrix storage hardware and software such as PowerPath which provides mutiple path access, workload balancing and path failover to ensure high levels of redundancy. And TimeFinder is used for on-line mirroring, backup, recovery and archiving of customers' mission-critical data.

"We see a huge market potential in the service provider market as this will in turn fuel the demand for sophisticated information storage infrastructure," added Kerins. Based on IDC statistics, the ASP market will grow 10 times faster than the rest of the IT industry. Today, this market is worth US$300 million and will grow to US$7.8 billion by 2004.

About FailSafe
FailSafe Corporation (Singapore) Ltd is a Technology Utility company specialising in managed Enterprise-wide technology services. It provides mission critical application hosting, web hosting, managed storage, network management, and business continuity.