New Enhancements Extend Virtual Data Recovery Services to the New York Area and Provide Faster Backup and Data Recovery for Clients and Managed Service Providers
Garden City, N.Y. – April 18, 2011 – CloudFirst , a provider of data protection and business continuity solutions, today announced that it has expanded and made significant enhancements to its Westbury, N.Y. data center. The company will now be able to offer its CloudFirst VDR (virtual data recovery) solution from its Westbury data center. The additional enhancements made at all four of its data centers will provide its clients and other managed services providers, hosting data at their facilities, more optimized performance of their data backup and recovery solutions via a cloud computing model.
“We have been able to offer our virtual data recovery services from our other data centers, but are now pleased to be able to provide our New York area clients with the same viable cloud-based data recovery solution,” said Chuck Piluso, Chairman and CEO of CloudFirst. Matt Grosso, EVP Technical Operations and Engineering stated: “The additional enhancements made to our data centers will shorten the data recovery times for our clients and those managed service providers utilizing our offsite backup facilities. As technology continues to change, we are dedicated to continually advancing the performance of our data centers and expanding these facilities to meet the rising demand for reliable disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.”
The key upgrades made to the CloudFirst data centers include:
- CloudFirst VDR – CloudFirst is now able to offer organizations its VDR solution from its Westbury data center, providing them with remote connectivity to a fully functioning Windows or Linux system complete with their backed up data and applications. CloudFirst will also be adding CloudFirst DR for IBM iSeries (AS400) Recovery, to complement the services in the CloudFirst RI and MA data centers.
- Network Storage Platform – Leveraging BlueArc’s storage systems for both its primary storage system and for its data recovery solution, CloudFirst has significantly increased its storage capacity and performance.
- Firewall Security – CloudFirst is now using Stonesoft Corporation’s 1060 Link Aggregation Firewall, a unique network security solution that allows CloudFirst to integrate the firewall and IPS with its high availability and data recovery solutions to offer increased security and scalability.
CloudFirst provides professional services focused on data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions that help organizations protect their data, minimize downtime, ensure regulatory compliance and recover and restore data quickly. Through its four data centers and by leveraging leading technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing and cloud storage, CloudFirst delivers and supports a broad range of premium solutions for both Windows and IBM power systems environments that help its clients save time and money, gain more control of and better access to data and enable the highest level of security for that data. The company’s solutions include: offsite data backup, storage, replication, protection and recovery services; High Availability (HA) data replication services; email archive and compliance solutions for e-discovery; continuous data protection; data de-duplication; virtualized system recovery; and telecom recovery services. Headquartered in Garden City, N.Y., CloudFirst offers its solutions and services to healthcare, banking and finance, distribution services, manufacturing, construction, education, and government industries. For more information on CloudFirst, visit www.cloudfirst.host.
Cautionary Statement on Risks Associated with CloudFirst – Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 by CloudFirst that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “may,” “should,” “could,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are to be interpreted only as of the date on which they are made. CloudFirst undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement except as required by law. CloudFirst advises investors that it discusses risk factors and uncertainties that could cause CloudFirst’s actual results to differ from forward-looking statements in its periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). CloudFirst’s SEC filings can be accessed through the SEC’s EDGAR Database at www.sec.gov (CloudFirst has EDGAR CIK No. 0001419951).
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