Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) September 27, 2004
Small and medium sized businesses do not always have the budget or personnel to implement costly disaster recovery plans, but short term, on-demand offsite hosting combined with economical backup services provides a viable option. "This was not your typical Friday before a long Labor Day weekend!" said Robert Schwartz, president of LaneChange.net. "Hurricane Frances was spinning through the Bahamas and our phones were ringing off the hook with requests from some quick thinking Floridians looking for offsite hosting and backup email services to support their operations through the weekend."
"So many variables come into play when a large natural disaster like a hurricane hits. Un-interruptable power supplies and generators can provide endless amounts of power, but high winds, lightning and even flooding can knock out telecom lines that connect your servers to the Internet." Schwartz said. "Most employees were sent home to wait out the storm. Streets blocked with debris and travel restrictions imposed by local officials meant that even if you did have a generator, chances are staff would not be able to get to and operate your data center."
Some Florida companies in the path of the storm opted for monthly hosting packages which gives businesses access to an offsite location, reducing the susceptibility to outages of in-house servers. Businesses can upload site content, duplicate email boxes and perform data backups to these servers, providing redundancy and an offsite data store. LaneChange.net's Backup Email Server Services provides a 'spare' email server, which can handle all inbound email should a domains primary mail server go off line. Monthly web hosting and a subscription to the backup email service can be had for less than $100 per month with no commitment.
"Watching Hurricane Frances spin threateningly just off shore and being able to back up our organization's last minute operational data to LaneChange.net's servers provided real peace of mind of knowing that no matter what happens to our facilities and other offsite back-ups, we could be back in business within hours with our records intact." said Anita Essebag, President of Boca Raton based Conservart Inc. (http://www.conservart.com) "Losing or having to recreate the data, even if it would be possible, would require hundreds of man-hours at a cost that would likely put us out of business." Essebag concluded.
"Thank you for helping us out during the storm!" said Tom Affeld of Cape Canaveral based Communications Concepts, Inc. (http://www.cciflorida.com) "Our power and phone was off and on all weekend. Your services helped keep our web sites running without a snag. Thank you!" he concluded.
In addition to its business continuity services, LaneChange.net also provides threat protection services for existing infrastructure through its Email Defense service. The Email Defense service removes Spam and virus payloads, shields and conceals an organization's messaging infrastructure, including the location of the customer's mail servers, from the public Internet, removing the threat of network probes and providing robust protection from vulnerability and attack.
For more information on email defense, visit: http://www.lanechange.net/html/email_defense.shtml
For more information on web hosting packages visit: http://www.lanechange.net/html/ftp_hosting.shtml
For more information on the backup email service visit: http://www.lanechange.net/html/backup_email_server_service.shtml
Since 2000, LaneChange.net (http://www.lanechange.net) has provided domain name registration, DNS hosting, email hosting, virus and Spam filtering services, backup email and other hosting services to more than 2,000 clients worldwide. LaneChange.net's philosophy is customer centric, which satisfies client's requirements with a specific emphasis on personalized and timely customer service. LaneChange.net's head office is located in Ottawa, Canada, with data center operations in Ottawa, Toronto & Vancouver, Canada as well as Atlanta, USA.
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