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C Spire Now Offers Data Recovery-as-a-Service

September 09, 2016

As a growing number of businesses express interest in moving their operations to the cloud, more service providers begin to offer new services to fit their clients’ needs. Vendors that offer disaster recovery are no exception, and although their collective presence in the cloud may not have logged as many hours, for instance, as dedicated cloud-based software or communications providers, they do have a strong presence in the market.

One vendor hoping to lead the pack, C Spire Business Solutions (CSBS), already has years of experience providing businesses with communications services through the cloud. Now it has joined its other offerings with disaster recovery-as-a-service that features a virtual infrastructure and continuous replication of block-level changes to client data. The new service is meant to begin working for clients within minutes of ordering; it also intends to protect data without impacting the performance of clients’ on-site machines.

Brian Caraway, the senior vice president of enterprise markets for CSBS, commented on the features his company will now make available to all comers.

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

“A sound and thoroughly tested disaster recovery strategy is essential to any enterprise. 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,” he continued, noting the market CSBS intends to reach.

The company announcement indicated that this service will be available to help clients recover any types of files they use. This includes MySQL databases and log files that can be important for all levels of business operation. Of course, businesses may not need to recover their entire systems from a complete system failure, so they can also choose to reverse system changes between the period of a few seconds to two weeks previous. Clients also have the flexibility of using the cloud-based disaster recovery in a private, public, or hybrid cloud – whichever best fits their needs.

Businesses of all sizes have been encouraged to try the CSBS disaster recovery. It is able to scale to thousands of virtual machines for the largest of clients, yet it is also agile enough to fit the needs of firms with only a handful of employees. Enterprises that require security can also rely on the fact that the CSBS cloud platform meets SOC, HIPAA, and PCI requirements for accounting, healthcare, and basic data integrity.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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