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Canadian Storage and Recovery Solutions Enable Businesses to Take Control of Their Critical Data and Ensure Business Continuity
Toronto Hydro Telecom creates customizable, flexible storage offerings that provide peace of mind TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - With businesses continuing to struggle with the explosive growth of data and the rising cost of storing and protecting critical business, customer and competitive intelligence, Toronto Hydro Telecom today announced the availability of two new storage solutions: TERA-Stor and TERA-Recovery. TERA-Stor, a versatile storage solution, is designed to provide organizations of all sizes with a secure, scalable and inexpensive way to manage business information. TERA-Recovery, the first easy-to-use Windows Server recovery solution, delivers a seamless integrated strategy for rapid server, application and data recovery. TERA-Stor: Secure, scalable data storage 24x7 A significant addition to the Toronto Hydro Telecom suite of enterprise products and services, TERA-Stor is designed to help organizations overcome the problems associated with continually growing data storage needs. An easy-to-use, flexible solution, it frees users from the hassle of managing infrastructure and resources. Unlike in-house solutions, TERA-Stor is flexible and customizable - it can be used as a company's primary data store, or to accommodate temporary periods of peak demand. TERA-Stor also helps organizations plan for disasters and defend against the impact of unplanned downtime by keeping important business and customer data safe and secure at an offsite location. "Canadian organizations face increasing pressure from rapidly growing amounts of information stored across their business. They contend with simultaneously improving reliability, manageability and security of this information. In response, the storage and security markets are growing at rates that far outpace the IT market as a whole. Managed services provide opportunities for firms to meet these challenges in a cost-effective manner with resources they might otherwise not be able to retain," says David Senf, Director for Canadian Security and Software Research, IDC Canada. Businesses also want a storage solution that works the way they do. Today's workforce is increasingly dispersed and mobile, a trend that is changing the way people store and access information. TERA-Stor was designed with this in mind, enabling users at any location to access the same shared data resource through Toronto Hydro Telecom's state-of-the-art fibre network. Organizations can divide their storage space as required - from large data stores to individual workgroups. Other features and benefits include:- Storage availability rates of 95% or higher, and connectivity availability of 99% or higher - No capital purchases - state-of-the-art TERA-Stor technology is available for a monthly fee - 24x7 access and monitoring - Support for multiple platforms, including Windows, UNIX and LinuxTera-Recovery: Business continuance within the hour Ensuring business continuity, regulatory compliance and disaster recovery are key focus areas of IT departments. With TERA-Recovery, data is continuously captured and replicated with multiple recovery points available. In the case of site or system failures, the TERA-Recovery service ensures that critical application data, databases and email systems are reliably protected and readily available to keep your enterprise operational. TERA-Recovery is a cost-effective, fully managed and automated solution to bring mission critical applications back online within the hour. "Data is the lifeblood of business, but the volume of information flowing through today's organizations is growing at a staggering rate," says Dave Dobbin, President, Toronto Hydro Telecom. "Businesses are overwhelmed with not only the amount of information they need to store, but also the level to which this data needs to be protected. They are looking for a stable and flexible solution that will protect their data's integrity as well as rapidly recover critical information should a disaster occur. Our TERA-Stor and TERA-Recovery solutions offer businesses peace of mind, providing them with unique, cost-effective and secure data storage and recovery solutions that will continually scale to meet their individual needs." Online Executive Roundtable: Safeguard your business To learn more about industry data storage, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions register to attend an online executive roundtable on Wednesday, August 15 hosted by Dave Dobbin, with speakers from IDC and the Storage Networking Industry Association via: http://www.avnetpartnercentral.com/hp/storage_asp/index.php About Toronto Hydro Telecom Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. is a data communications provider offering customers a suite of managed network services from connectivity, including Private Line and Ethernet MetroLAN, to value added services like Security and Storage. The company also offers its One Zone WiFi subscription services. With its fibre optic network and operations throughout Toronto, Toronto Hydro Telecom connects 490 commercial buildings within the city's downtown core and counts many of Canada's leading businesses and institutions among its clients. 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