Ricoh worked with IBM to build out the new cloud data centre which gives access to IBM Cloud powered by SoftLayer, providing a low network latency, high performance global cloud platform tailored for the delivery and management of rich media content and data.
Ricoh Australia Managing Director, John Hall, said the new data centre – which became operational today - had been built in response to customer demand for enhanced video conferencing services.
“Having a local data centre is a great result for our customers in Australia, who will see significantly better video quality and less latency. The new data centre also illustrates Ricoh’s commitment and continuing investment in the Oceania region.”
“The improved quality and reduced latency in video conferencing makes it easier for organisations to collaborate freely using Ricoh’s Visual Communication suite. The new data centre will elevate the quality of video conferencing to match that of face-to-face meetings, enabling the next step in collaboration from anywhere.
“Having a data centre located in Australia means customers can rest assured that their data is stored locally and securely, and is subject to all the relevant privacy legislations.”
Stuart Hammond, National Product & Marketing Manager – Managed Services Group, Ricoh Australia, said: “We are working with IBM, leveraging its virtual server technology to create a dedicated data centre with guaranteed performance. The IBM Cloud lets us get up and running fast, and it will enable the data centre to scale up and down to match demand. This means customers will get the consistently high-quality experience they demand.”