Disaster recovery news briefs: Verizon expands disaster recovery services

We've compiled the latest disaster recovery/business continuity news briefs: Verizon expands DR services; The BCI expands number of credential exam centers; Cisco Systems announces new data center disaster recovery capabilities; and more.

The following is a compilation of the latest disaster recovery news.

Verizon expands disaster recovery and business continuity services

Verizon Business is expanding its portfolio of disaster recovery/business continuity professional services. The new consulting services -- immediately available in the U.S., as well as countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region -- focus on business applications, regulatory compliance, training and awareness, and testing. The new services include: application infrastructure deployment review; business continuity compliance; business continuity/disaster recovery testing support; and business continuity/disaster recovery training.

Verizon Business is offering its business continuity professional services on an annual, quarterly or monthly subscription basis. The new professional services capabilities are part of Verizon Business' portfolio of business continuity consulting services that include business impact and risk analyses, network assessments, gap analyses and recovery strategies, as well as plan development, implementation and lifecycle management services.

The Business Continuity Institute expands number of credential exam centers

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) announced an agreement with testing services firm Professional Examination Service (PES) and its delivery partner Prometric that expands the number of exam locations for BCI's professional certificates to more than 400 in more than 75 countries. Through Prometric's worldwide computer-based test delivery network, BCI now has professional certificate exam centers in Africa, China, Europe, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Canada and the U.S. Exams are offered on an ongoing basis in the morning and afternoon with limited evening and weekend sessions.

Cisco Systems announces new data center disaster recovery capabilities

Cisco announced its Cisco MDS 9000 I/O Accelerator, a SAN-based intelligent fabric application that enables cost-effective data backup and disaster recovery. The IOA service can be extended to either disk or tape, over any transport protocol (FC or FCIP), regardless of the device location (directly attached, WAN, or MAN).

CoSentry chooses with EMC Avamar for remote recovery

EMC Corp. announced that CoSentry, a one-source provider of business continuity and managed technical services, is using the EMC Avamar deduplicated backup software to enhance its remote recovery services. CoSentry has data centers in Kansas City, Miss., Omaha, Neb. and Sioux Falls, and was looking to expand its disaster recovery services for customers.

Hitachi Data Systems qualifies Riverbed disaster recovery appliances

Riverbed Technology announced that Riverbed Steelhead appliances are qualified by Hitachi Data Systems for use with both Hitachi TrueCopy Remote Replication and Hitachi Universal Replicator products. Hitachi Data Systems customers can now deploy Riverbed WAN optimization solutions.

InMage Systems presents disaster recovery for Linux environments at OpenSource World Conference and Expo

InMage Systems will exhibit its flagship InMage Scout software at OpenSource World Conference and Expo. InMage Scout is an application and data recovery platform that supports remote disaster recovery, local backup elimination, and application failover/failback at both remote and local sites. Built around block-based replication, InMage Scout also uses a WAN optimization technologies to minimize the amount of data that needs to be sent across WANs to enable recovery operations.

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