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New service helps enterprises without overburdening corporate networks: Verizon

Web servers reboot unexpectedly and personal computers crash, often resulting in lost data and frustrated employees...


April 29, 2009  


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Web servers reboot unexpectedly and personal computers crash, often resulting in lost data and frustrated employees and information technology administrators.

 

Verizon Business www.verizonbusiness.com is addressing this issue through the launch of Verizon Remote Backup and Restore, an expanded suite of managed services that overcome the limitations of traditional remote data protection services by performing automatic data backup and restore functions for servers and PCs — without overburdening corporate networks, the company says.

 

“Large businesses and government agencies rely on the availability of information, and its loss can have a profound impact, including lower employee productivity and delayed customer service intervals, as well as brand and financial implications,” says Nancy Gofus, senior vice president of global business products at Verizon.

 

Using technology called “de-duplication,” Verizon’s new offering employs “variable block size” analysis, a feature that automatically identifies new data for storage and reduces the amount of data transmitted daily.

 

This eliminates the backup of redundant data, reducing network bandwidth and storage capacity requirements for enterprises. 

 

The new software-as-a-service (SaaS)-enabled capabilities consist of hosted, secure backup and restore solutions for both PCs and servers.

 

Pricing is usage-based in that enterprises pay for the amount of data stored.