CentriLogic partners with Quorum to deliver Data Recovery as a Service
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BRACKNELL, UK– September 3rd 2014,– CentriLogic, a global provider of managed hosting, cloud computing, co-location and advanced IT outsourcing solutions, announced today a partnership with Quorum, a specialist in IT continuity appliances to offer a Data Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) that aims to help UK SMEs simplify business continuity planning while reducing ongoing cost.
CentriLogic is the first UK data centre owner to deliver Quorum’s onQ™appliance within a complete end-to-end DRaaS using a range of its scalable appliances to maintain up-to-date, ready-to-run virtual machine clones of on premise systems. The service uses the Quorum onQ™Appliance deployed at each client site, which replicates server images and data to dedicated and individually maintained secondary appliances located within CentriLogic’s Bracknell data centre.
“The combination of CentriLogic’s expertise in data centre and infrastructure management combined with Quorum‘s highly regarded technology is a great solution for SME’s keen to protect critical applications and data,” says Nigel Offley, VP of EMEA for CentriLogic. “Disaster recovery is often considered a first step for SMEs transitioning to a fully outsourced IT model consisting of co-location, managed hosting, and cloud, and the Quorum DRaaS platform allows organisations to test the viability of this strategy while meeting critical business continuity objectives.”
The Quorum DRaaS solution offers a number of recovery points including local file restore directly from the appliance, individual onsite server restoration and a ‘full site’ disaster recovery capability supported by replicating server applications to a secondary appliance. The DRaaS includes end-to-end processes to both seed the initial system backup and a full disaster recovery plan to help organisations get critical IT systems back up and running in the event of a failure.
Recovering accidentally deleted or corrupted files uses a simple self-service interface, while recovering a failed server using the local Quorum appliance typically takes less than five minutes. In extreme instances, for example a site becoming unavailable due to fire or flood; a customer can begin a full disaster recovery escalation that can restore an entire IT environment in under 1 hour providing organisations with full access to critical applications restored and running from the CentriLogic datacentre. The system also enables scheduled virtual server recovery tests.
Quorum DRaaS is offered under a simple pricing model based on application server demand and uses a range of different appliances that can run multiple virtual backup servers. As IT environments evolve, DRaaS customers can change which servers require protection or upgrade to more powerful appliances if demand increases.
“We have discussed the new DR Service with several existing data centre customers and in one recent quote providing a complete Quorum DRaaS solution for a 20 server installation costs less than employing an IT professional for two days a week,” says Offley. “This allows already stretched IT departments to focus resources on application delivery rather than backup and recovery”
CentriLogic is also in discussion with several channel partners planning on using Quorum DRaaS as part of extended IT service and support contracts. “For many end customers, working through a partner to develop a business continuity strategy provides a number of significant benefits around deployment, training and ongoing preventative maintenance,” says Offley.
David Fisk, Sales Director EMEA for Quorum added, “CentriLogic has a fantastic reputation for delivering the highest levels of managed infrastructure and we look forward to working closely with them and our UK channel partners to help deliver a high value SME based service.”
CentriLogic is a global provider of managed hosting, cloud computing, and advanced IT outsourcing solutions. With a comprehensive portfolio of products and services, CentriLogic works with customers to develop adaptable and dependable IT solutions that support their unique application and workload requirements. The company’s dedication to a customer-centric philosophy has earned it the trust of some of the world’s leading companies and visionaries. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Rochester, New York, USA, CentriLogic owns and operates data center facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.centrilogic.com.
Quorum® provides assured one-click backup, recovery and continuity, helping businesses safeguard their revenue, customers and reputation. The award-winning Quorum series of appliance and DRaaS/hybrid cloud solutions makes continuity a reality for the midmarket, letting them recover from any type of disaster within minutes. Most importantly, Quorum is simple and cost-effective. If your company avoids just 30 minutes of downtime, the Quorum solution pays for itself. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. To learn more, please follow us on Twitter @quorumlabs, check out our Facebook page or visit www.quorum.net.
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