New Free Server Downtime Calculator for iPhone and Android, from Storagepipe Solutions

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Storagepipe releases a suite of Android and iPhone apps for disaster recovery testing.

Disaster recovery simulation is absolutely crucial for the survival of companies in today’s business environment. There’s really no point in backing up your data if you can’t be absolutely certain that you’ll recover quickly in the event of an emergency.

In response to the overwhelming success of their web-based Downtime Cost Calculator, Storagepipe has also published 2 new versions of their Downtime Cost Calculator app for both Android and iPhone/iPod Touch platforms.

The online version of the Downtime Cost Calculator (http://downtimecost.com) was released a few months ago, and it quickly gained a lot of attention within the media and blogosphere. As a result of this publicity, Storagepipe (http://storagepipe.com ) noticed that there was a demand for a more portable offline version of this application that could be installed on mobile computing devices and smart phones.

According to Steven Rodin, company president “Disaster recovery simulation is absolutely crucial for the survival of companies in today’s business environment. There’s really no point in backing up your data if you can’t be absolutely certain that you’ll recover quickly in the event of an emergency. It’s better to fail in a simulated test where you can correct mistakes, than to fail in real life and lose everything.”

Storagepipe recommends that their customers test their datacenter emergency recovery process at least once per year. Because IT systems are constantly changing, any new unforeseen challenges can be identified and resolved during these tests.

These new portable offline downtime simulators allows IT workers to evaluate the cost of unexpected server failure at any time or place, regardless of internet connectivity. And the app is always quickly available at the push of a button, so there’s no need to search for it online.

Storagepipe Solutions has been a leading provider of cloud-based data protection solutions for nearly 10 years, and has firmly established itself as the leading online data protection company in Canada. Within recent years, their solutions portfolio has rapidly expanded with a variety of services that include:

  •     Online Backup
  •     Email Archiving
  •     Social Media Archiving
  •     Compliance and Electronic Discovery
  •     Cloud-Based Data Storage and Archiving
  •     Disk-To-Disk-To Cloud Solutions
  •     Enterprise and specialized protection for databases, SharePoint, Exchange, MS SQL Server, IBM iSeries and AS400 and Oracle, .
  •     And much more...

The apps are available free of charge from the http://DowntimeCost.com. (The iPhone version can also be found in the iTunes App Store) And companies interested in learning more about how to minimize the high costs of unplanned datacenter failure can get in touch with Storagepipe Solutions (http://storagepipe.com) for more information.

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