The Data Recovery Vault service makes it easy to demonstrate to auditors that our financial data is protected and recoverable. I know my data is safe in a SAS-70 datacenter and I can log into Simply Continuous' portal to verify that all my data is replicated off-site and ready to be recovered whenever I need it
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2009
Simply Continuous, a recovery service provider (RSP) for mid-size enterprises, today announced Cannell Capital, Nanometrics (Nasdaq: NANO) and Scout Labs have joined the growing list of customers subscribing to its Data Recovery Vault and AppAlive™ managed services. Simply Continuous' managed services provide companies possessing 1 TB or more of data with secure and cost-effective recovery of critical business information in the event of unplanned outages. Its services are backed by the industry's only service-level guarantee for reliable data recovery.
With higher performance and lower cost than tape-based solutions, as well as the increased availability and visibility critical for compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Simply Continuous' services are finding favor among companies in industries as diverse as finance, manufacturing and Web-based services, among others.
"Our customers are validating the need for a managed data recovery service that can keep pace with rapidly growing data, while making it easy and cost-effective to restore data and applications, when needed," said Tom Frangione, Simply Continuous co-founder and CEO. "Our patent-pending Universal Recovery Platform is the first in the industry to monitor and enforce customer recovery SLAs. "
Cannell Capital Replaces Tape; Recovers Data 10X Faster
Cannell Capital, a hedge fund with affiliated offices in Jackson, Wyoming and San Francisco, selected Simply Continuous' Data Recovery Vault after searching for a "smarter way" to protect its fund's precious data. Cannell Capital's IT advisor, Tim Albertson of Great Divide IT Consulting, said the company is now able to recover 10 times faster than it could previously with tape-based backup.
Since Cannell's affiliated office is located in the heart of the San Francisco earthquake zone and he works remotely in Cannell's main office in Jackson, WY, Albertson was especially drawn to storing data off-site at the Simply Continuous secure datacenter in Scottsdale, AZ, as well as the ability to recover this data without requiring his physical presence in Cannell's primary datacenter. "There are so many companies relying on tape backup when they don't have to," said Albertson. "If their IT departments aren't looking for ways to better protect against outages, then they aren't staying on top of things. There's compelling technology like deduplication out there and it can be accessed through a cost-effective service like Data Recovery Vault. Companies need to embrace it."
Scout Labs Chooses Simply Continuous' Recovery SLA over Amazon S3
Scout Labs, a social media monitoring and analysis platform, concurs that it is critical to simultaneously deal with growing storage costs and the ability to quickly recover their data. Steve Green, director of operations at Scout Labs, initially looked into Amazon S3 services and discovered that "throughput was an issue." Green says it would have taken over a month to recover the company's data.
"I especially liked the fact that Simply Continuous worked with enterprise-class technology leaders like Data Domain. And the fact that I didn't have to change my backup software or processes made installation much easier," Green said. When comparing Simply Continuous with Amazon S3 he added, "We could upload our data to the Amazon cloud but there was no guarantee that we would get it back. With Data Recovery Vault's recovery SLA, Simply Continuous was the obvious choice."
Nanometrics realizes 20% savings using Simply Continuous
Nanometrics Incorporated, a manufacturer of process control metrology systems used in semiconductor manufacturing, was especially attracted to Simply Continuous services to replace tape, reduce costs and minimize administration. "With the economic downturn, my department is asked to do more with less. Finding a recovery service provider to take this program off my plate as well as reduce my overhead costs related to backup and recovery was a high priority," said Dave Kizer, Nanometrics' director of information technology. "With Simply Continuous, I was able to redeploy 1-1/2 staffers to other critical projects and reduce overall costs by 20 percent."
Significantly, Simply Continuous guaranteed that Nanometrics' financial data was protected and recoverable to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. "The Data Recovery Vault service makes it easy to demonstrate to auditors that our financial data is protected and recoverable. I know my data is safe in a SAS-70 datacenter and I can log into Simply Continuous' portal to verify that all my data is replicated off-site and ready to be recovered whenever I need it," Kizer explained.
The Simply Continuous services automatically replicates data and virtualized application images. Simply Continuous monitors the service across 1,300 points in the infrastructure so customer data is ready to be recovered at all times. Customers can access real-time status of their service, browse the actual data sets, as well as log and monitor issues through the Simply Continuous online portal. The data can be recovered in four different, independent modes, ensuring recovery of the data at any time.
AppAlive enables companies to protect and recover their business-critical applications in an easy-to-deploy and cost-effective way. It captures current images of applications, securely stores them and provides companies with a hosted recovery environment for their virtualized applications.
About Simply Continuous
Simply Continuous, provider of enterprise-class managed services, enables businesses to recover data and applications during unplanned outages and disasters. Founded on the belief that recovery should be simple and cost-effective for enterprises of all sizes, Simply Continuous' SaaS architecture uniquely delivers on this promise. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Simply Continuous is backed by Greylock Partners and can be found on the web at http://www.simplycontinuous.net.