October 19, 2004 -(TheHostingNews.com )Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation and a leading provider of global IP solutions, today announced availability of its Remote Backup managed storage solution for small to medium businesses and larger enterprise customers with critical data stored at a main business, remote office or branch location. The solution creates a backup of a companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s critical data by automatically storing it in a Verio Premier Data Center, thus improving data availability while reducing data recovery costs.
VerioÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Remote Backup provides network-based remote data protection and recovery for servers and PCs located at the customer premise. The fully-automated service is initiated with a fast and easy client/agent setup, and includes all additional required hardware and software, as well as 24×7 management and staffing. In the event of a network failure due to natural disasters, or other events, such as simple hard disk drive failure, data corruption, virus infections or accidental deletion, the solution provides an efficient information recovery process, reducing the time and expense required to backup servers, and freeing valuable IT resources for businesses.
Remote Backup simplifies and speeds backup and recovery for IT administrators and contains the costs of a companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s backup planning with a fully-managed range of services. Web-initiated restores enable IT administrators to view backups as they occur. A management portal allows customers to view key metrics about the serviceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s performance and manage different aspects of the service online, including support requests. Optional long-term data retention services are also available as a part of this service.
Miami-based Biscayne Aquaculture, a Verio customer, was in danger of being impacted by several separate major hurricanes this season alone. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAs we were evacuating our local Florida employees, we quickly realized that we also had to take steps to protect our data,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Jim Post, director of project development for Biscayne Aquaculture, a leader in design and construction of aquatic animal life support systems. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOur company has millions of dollars worth of data on our internal servers, and without this data, our business would be in serious jeopardy. Verio stepped in before the storm hit to help us get all of our data backed up and secure just as we were leaving. It was a huge burden lifted off our shoulders.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œData backup recovery and security are major concerns for businesses today as the costs associated with lost data due to disasters such as system failures, viruses and other threats are astonishing,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Gwenael Hagan, vice president of product strategy for Verio. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œVerioÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Remote Backup solution runs without human intervention and provides a secure, automatic, and inexpensive solution for companies that ensure critical data is protected.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Pricing and Availability
Remote Backup services are available immediately. Pricing starts at $100 per month for 10GB of storage space and may scale upward to multiple terabytes of storage space. More information can be found at www.verio.com/hosting/powerplatform/managed/storage/.
The offering is available direct from Verio, as well as through the viaVerioÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â® Partner Program. Verio is providing additional value-added revenue opportunities to viaVerio enterprise solutions channel partners with the Remote Backup solution offering.