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BTL to Present on Disaster Recovery at Storage Networking World 2012

BTL Director of North American Operations, Mike Colesante, to Detail theAdvantages of Virtual Disaster Recovery in Enterprise IT Environments 

Leeds, UK & Houston US – April 2, 2012 – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, Recovery and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, today announced that its partner, Backup Technology Limited (BTL), a cloud backup and disaster recovery provider, will present on the advantages of cloud-based Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) at the 2012 Storage Networking World (SNW) conference in Dallas. In this presentation, Colesante will review the key deliverables of VDR when deployed to expedite business recovery in the event of a data loss event. The session is part of the business continuity track at SNW and begins at 10:15 a.m. CT on April 2, 2012.

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WHO:         Mike Colesante, Director of North American Operations, BTL

WHAT:        SNW Business Continuity Session: Industry Perspective on Cloud-based Virtual Disaster Recovery

WHEN:       Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:15 a.m. CT

WHERE:     Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas

As IT budgets recover in 2012, a growing number of organizations are engaged in business continuity redesign to enhance uptime. Cloud-based Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) is becoming the option of choice for organizations whose business continuity plans call for faster recovery and increased business agility. VDR focuses on backing up virtual machines instead of physical servers, which has traditionally required the re-installation of the operating system and the use of local-client backup applications to recover applications and data. With VDR, recovery is much quicker since there is no need to re-install the operating system and applications on a physical server. Instead, virtual machines are recovered with these elements intact. VDR advantages include:

  • High-speed recovery: Critical when time is of the essence and a production data center becomes unavailable.
  • Recoverability of virtualized applications: With the flexibility of recovering to either the same or disparate hardware platforms.
  • Location independence: The ability to recover data to the location of choice for greater operational agility.
  • Many-to-one recovery: Provides greater efficiency and allows companies to get the most out of fewer recovery servers compared to the production site.

Guidance on cloud-based VDR strategies and techniques will be provided during Colesante’s presentation to help organizations ensure access to critical business applications and data when required.

“Virtual disaster recovery allows organizations to customize their recovery processes to fit their IT environment. It expedites recovery while eliminating the complexity, costs and risks of traditional approaches,” said Colesante. “As companies move toward virtualized infrastructures, new strategies and solutions are needed that provide greater DR flexibility and control. Cloud-based VDR offers an innovative approach that is ideal on many levels for most organizations.”

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