MSP Cloud Feature Article
June 02, 2011

NCR Launches Cloud Hosting Services for U.S. Providers

Since Cloud computing is growing rapidly, the availability of Cloud-based data service, storage service, and computing service has dramatically increased.

In order to scale businesses quickly and minimize capital expenditure with hosted service, NCR Corporation has introduced its new NCR Hosting Services, giving Cloud providers access to IT infrastructure and service support in a highly flexible and cost-effective way.

According to a press release, the new services are targeted at telecom carriers, original equipment manufacturers and system integrators throughout the U.S.

Nadine Routhier, vice president of NCR Telecom and Technology, commented, “With our new hosting services NCR is able to help Cloud service providers scale their businesses quickly while minimizing capital expenditure and risk. We are already trusted by some of the biggest brands in the U.S. to deliver a reliable, high-availability and high-security service.”

Hosting services are provided with minimal service provider management effort as demand for Cloud-based computing services grows. Now consumers can either opt for a facility-plus-assets service solution or lease rack space for their own equipment in NCR’s high-security, temperature-controlled facility in Beltsville.

NCR is focusing on security by maintaining its practices and participating in the most stringent third-party audits in the industry. It includes Type II SAS 70 reviews, U.S. Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) governance and examinations, ISO/IEC (News - Alert) 27001:2005 certification and hosting multiple PCI-certified solutions.

 Over the next five years, Cloud-based services, which range from delivering Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on a pay-as-you-go basis, are likely to become a key element in many corporate IT strategies.

Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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