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C Spire Business Solutions introduces Disaster Recovery as a Service

Technology firm says service can greatly reduce downtime and associated business disruptions, costs and complexities caused by human error, system failures or natural disasters

Ridgeland, Mississippi (September 6, 2016) – C Spire Business Solutions (CSBS) has introduced a modern disaster recovery and business continuity solution for enterprises that eliminates the need for tape or disk-based technology and replaces it with a comprehensive cloud-based recovery model.

The platform offers full-scale virtual infrastructure replication and failover, which minimizes disruption and helps companies restore mission-critical files and applications in a matter of minutes.

“Our service offers the highest level of business continuity and disaster planning available on the market today,” said Brian Caraway, senior vice president of Enterprise Markets for C Spire. “The platform is flexible and scalable to give every enterprise the ability to recover from a disaster quickly, easily and affordably.”

Key features and benefits of the CSBS DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) solution include:

  • Simplicity – single solution for disaster recovery and data protection
  • Always On –continuous replication of virtual machine (VM) block-level changes with no snapshots
  • Hypervisor-Based – scalable to thousands of VMs with no agents needed inside protected VM structures
  • Granular – rewind and recover from any point in time in seconds up to 2 weeks in the past
  • Recover Any Data – restore SQL, Oracle, Exchange, MySQL database and log files
  • Improve IT SLAs – restore user files and folders from seconds before corruption or deletion
  • Space Saver – space efficient compressed journaling that saves up to 60 percent storage use
  • Anywhere Restoration – download and restore from anywhere or instantly access mounted disks
  • Minimize Impact – recover sites, applications and files in minutes from any disaster or failure
  • Hybrid, Public or Private Cloud Protection – flexible and scalable for businesses of all sizes and types

Caraway said the DRaaS platform is supported by the company’s new purpose built, Uptime Institute-certified Tier 3 commercial data center, which meets SOC, HIPAA and PCI requirements. The Starkville, Mississippi center, the only one of its class within a 250 mile radius of its location, uses premium providers on all critical systems.

The new service provides a superior alternative to tape and disk-based technology, which is still relied upon by many firms to underpin their disaster recovery strategy. Tape and disk-based restoration is often both cumbersome and time consuming and can actually extend downtime and associated productivity and revenue losses during an event recovery period.

New research by Actual Tech Media confirms that 80 percent of small and mid-sized companies use outdated solutions, don’t regularly test them and are not investing in modern disaster recovery services, leaving them vulnerable to loss of business, downtime and possible closure.

“Ensuring operational uptime is critical for every business and – today more than ever – it’s critical that organizations insulate themselves from risks associated with hardware failures, ransomware, natural disasters and other threats that can disrupt or shut down their operations for long periods of time. A sound and thoroughly tested disaster recovery strategy is essential to any enterprise,” Caraway said. “This new solution, combined with our state-of-the-art data center and significant buried fiber network, positions C Spire as the premier disaster recovery cloud for the Southeast.”

“Whether you have broad experience or are just beginning to craft your business continuity strategy, CSBS delivers a deep service relationship, high availability and secure performance,” Caraway added.

C Spire Business Solutions offers businesses a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade communications solutions for voice, data, mobile and cloud services. For more information on DRaaS, go to www.cspire.com/cloud.

About C Spire Business Solutions
C Spire Business Solutions offers businesses a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade technology solutions for IP voice, dedicated Internet access, wireless 4G LTE and a suite of cloud-based services. The business unit provides advanced technology business-to-business sales, service, support and account management through dedicated, knowledgeable teams who live and work nearby and who understand the complex needs, markets and challenges facing individual businesses. For more information about C Spire Business Solutions and its products and services, visit www.cspire.com/business, call 855-CSPIRE2 (277-4732) or email enterprisesales@cspire.com.