Online Backup Software Company Announces Activation of Hurricane Frances Hot Site for Use by Licensees on Eastern Seaboard

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Remote Backup Systems, Inc., a Memphis-based Online Backup Software company, is extending the use of their data center resources to licensees in the path of approaching Hurricane Frances.

Remote Backup Systems, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of RBackup™ online backup software on the web at, today announced the activation of its emergency backup Hot Site for use by its Service Providers in the path of Hurricane Frances. This immediately makes backup resources available for online backup service providers in coastal Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Hurricane Frances is projected to make landfall at 8 a.m. Saturday September 4th, 2004, and as of this writing is a Category 4 storm with sustained maximum wind velocities of 140 mph. National Weather Service and NOAA officials agree that it will be categorized as a major hurricane regardless of where it makes landfall.

RBS encourages all of its data backup centers to contact Headquarters immediately to make preparations for alternate hosting of client data backup sessions.

“Most business insurance companies with clients located in Hurricane zones recommend the backup of computer data as the first step in commercial hurricane preparations,” said Tommy Gardner, RBS’ Licensee Support Division Coordinator, “and RBS is taking the unprecedented step of helping ensure that their clients’ backup sessions continue should a hurricane-related mishap occur at a service provider’s location. “

More information about the Hot Site service, including instructions on activation for current licensees, is available at

About Remote Backup Systems, Inc.

Remote Backup Systems, Inc. is the global leader in the distribution of Client and Server software to rapidly deploy a high reliability, high security Internet-based online backup service, and a robust range of support services including national customer referrals. CEO Rob Cosgrove founded RBS in 1987. In 1989 RBS designed the world's first online backup software for microcomputers, which has been available to the public since 1991. With over 6,000 subscription-based remote backup services in 63 countries, RBS founded the online data backup industry and leads the market with experience, innovation, and support.

Contact: Tommy Gardner

Remote Backup Systems, Inc.

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