Windstream Intros Disaster Recovery as a Service

Windstream has a new service for partners to sell.

Windstream Hosted Solutions has introduced its new Disaster Recovery as a Service solution, which combines replication and cloud technologies, and offers a fully hosted and managed disaster recovery solution. The service will be formally launched at an event Wednesday in Boston.

Built upon Windstream’s enterprise-class data centers including two in the Boston area the Windstream Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution provides a variety of cost-effective methods to replicate and recover critical data servers and data center infrastructure, the company said. By simplifying the disaster recovery process to speed recovery time, Windstream claims its Disaster Recovery as a Service replicates a customer’s infrastructure and runs it in the cloud at a fraction of the cost of duplicating their production environment.

"Today’s businesses are increasingly utilizing data intensive technologies, resulting in more and more data to store and back up," said Charlie Field, Windstream vice president of sales for Massachusetts. "Our Disaster Recovery as a Service solution offers data storage, replication, and managed restoration in an affordable, efficient, and reliable manner."

Windstream says its solution delivers recovery times suited for mission-critical applications at a previously unachievable cost by taking advantage of cloud infrastructure. At the same time, leveraging the company’s data-center hosting expertise allows customers to outsource both the architectural design and testing support of their disaster recovery service.

"Managed disaster recovery in the cloud can deliver protection that is better, cheaper, and faster than internal solutions," said Rob Carter, Windstream’s director of managed hosted solutions. "It isn’t just a matter of cost. A fully managed Disaster Recovery as a Service solution also reduces the burden of infrastructure tasks and expertise during the testing or real world enactment of disaster recovery plans on businesses."

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