Disaster recovery news briefs: SunGard Availability introduces new product for BC planning

This week's disaster recovery news in brief: SunGard introduces new product to help with BC planning; Unitrends launches new cloud-based disaster recovery service and more.

SunGard Availability introduces new product to help with business continuity planning

SunGard Availability Services introduced a new product that is aimed at helping companies determine the resilience of vendors and readiness of employees in business continuity (BC) planning. The product, SunGard Vendor Assessment and Work Force Assessment software, is a new component to the SunGard Continuity Management Solution, which manages the lifecycle of BC planning, testing and execution.

SunGard says this add-on can reduce the time needed to maintain vendor records by having vendors update their BC information through a survey. Also, the software allows companies to evaluate their IT personnel's ability to respond to disruptions and disasters by providing a tool to collect employee information, skills, certifications and disaster recovery testing and business continuity experience.

The SunGard Vendor Assessment and Work Force Assessment software is available now.

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Unitrends launches new cloud-based disaster recovery service

Unitrends announced the launch of a new cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) service, Vault2Cloud. Vault2Cloud combines Unitrends all-in-one on-premise data backup and data archiving appliances with a multi-tenant cloud-based storage architecture implemented via a SAS 70 cloud backup infrastructure. Features of the Vault2Cloud service include data encryption, on-premise appliance integration and fast transfers of customer data into the cloud. Vault2Cloud also offers the RapidReplacement service, which replaces and fully restores the customer's on-premise appliance with the protected data from the cloud. Vault2Cloud is offered on the same web-based Unitrends Rapid Recovery Console that customers are already familiar with and is priced at $0.49 per gigabyte per month.

Colocation America provides redundant emergency protection systems for businesses

Colocation America announced that it will provide redundant emergency protection systems for businesses and organizations that utilize colocation services and dedicated server hosting services. Colocation America's redundant systems can protect businesses in harsh weather conditions, earthquakes, natural disasters and network threats.

Hosting.com launches Server Replication business continuity product

Hosting.com, a cloud hosting and collocation provider, announced the availability of its Server Replication product. Server Replication provides customers the ability to have a replicated virtual copy of their critical data stored in a secondary data center from Hosting.com.

Server Replication offers data protection, automated failover, and the option for customers to achieve a recovery time objective (RTO) of 15 minutes or fewer and recovery point objective (RPO) of five minutes. If a system is interrupted or goes down, a replica is automatically sent out, which ensures access to applications and data.

BSI launches new Supply Chain Security Website

The British Standards Institution (BSI) launched a new Supply Chain Security Website, which was created to provide information and guidance on how to launch and maintain successful Supply Chain Security Compliance Programs. The new service includes a supplier and country risk analysis tool, C-TPAT, PIP and AEO review and support, security analysis, financial risk exposure review, continuous support and eLearning.

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