Intelligent CIO North America Issue 24 | Page 66


Telefónica Tech consolidates US presence with launch of Virtual Data Center

The implementation of this new Virtual Data Center ( VDC ) node will allow Telefónica Tech to reinforce its virtual private cloud offer in the country and also provide a business activity recovery service to companies and help them avoid suffering an incident with loss of data and functionalities .
Europe thanks to our multi-cloud value proposition and we are convinced that Telefónica Tech will play a key role in the development of the cloud and cybersecurity market in the USA .

Telefónica Tech is reinforcing its presence in the USA and extending its ‘ Virtual Data Center ’ service in the country with the implementation of a new node in Ashburn , Virginia .

This new infrastructure is added to the node that the company already operates in Miami ( Florida ) and the rest that it has distributed globally in Spain ( Madrid , Barcelona , Bilbao and Sevilla ), Colombia ( Bogota ), Peru ( Lima ), Chile ( Santiago ), Argentina ( Buenos Aires ) and Brazil ( Sao Paulo and Curitiba ).
VDC is Telefónica Tech ’ s self-managed cloud , based on VMWare technology , which offers comprehensive communications and security services and enables companies to host applications in a secure environment . The VDC service allows hybrid environments to be created at a predictable cost from private clouds located in the customer ’ s own facilities ( on-premise ) or from Telefónica ’ s own data centers . The deployment of this second node in the USA will allow Telefónica Tech to reinforce its virtual private cloud service in the country with a complete offering that includes additional security tools .
The VDC proposal includes a self-managed service to recover the activity of businesses that have lost data or functionalities as a result of a security incident ( Disaster Recovery ), as well as backup mechanisms , access protection systems through Multifactor Authentication ( MFA ) and other security measures ( anti-malware , firewall , intrusion prevention , among others ).
María Jesús Almazor , CEO of Cybersecurity and Cloud at Telefónica Tech , said : “ We have become the largest hub in Southern
“ We have technological alliances with the main vendors in the sector and our own significant cloud technology capabilities . In addition , we have a Digital Operations Center ( DOC ) and 11 Security Operations Centers ( SOCs ) distributed around the world to protect companies and drive Digital Transformation in a secure way .”
Telefónica Tech USA , headquartered in Miami , Florida , has been providing cybersecurity and cloud services in the USA since 2021 . The support of Telefónica Tech ’ s global network of highly qualified professionals allows Telefónica Tech to provide operations 24 hours a day , every day of the year and to take advantage of existing opportunities in the USA , the world ’ s leading market for cloud and cybersecurity businesses , with a size of US $ 539 billion and where North America represents 47 % of the market . p
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