Disaster recovery news briefs: DR centers open in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

This week's disaster recovery news in brief: Federal DR centers opening in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; MediClick chooses Hosted Solutions for their DR service and more.

The following is a compilation of the latest disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) news.

Federal disaster recovery centers opening in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Disaster recovery centers have opened this week in five eastern Massachusetts counties so residents can get back on their feet after last month's historic rainstorms and flooding. President Obama declared a federal disaster area for seven counties in eastern Massachusetts on March 29. The centers will be staffed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Massachusetts officials and are designed to be one-stop shops for individuals and business owners seeking to tap into federal assistance.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's first Mobile Disaster Recovery Center opened last week in Warwick, RI, and will be open every day until further notice, according to the Rhode Island National Guard.

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MediClick chooses Hosted Solutions for their disaster recovery service

Hosted Solutions announced that it started providing their disaster recovery services to MediClick, a company that designs applications for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Hosted Solutions is providing MediClick with servers, managed storage, firewalls and global traffic managers from its SAS 70 Type II certified data center. So in case of a disaster, MediClick would still be able to run its applications from the offsite data center, an important feature for them because the applications they offer their customers are in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment.

Nesco Resource recognized by Business Emergency Planning Institute

Nesco Resource was recently recognized by the Business Emergency Planning (BEP) Institute. They were one of five Ohio firms that won the 2010 Business Emergency Planning Professional Excellence award for maintaining their business operations despite a fire that occurred in their office last December. In that fire, Nesco Resource lost 99% of their branch property, but were up and running their business at 100% capacity the next business day.

Riverbed to participate in Computerworld Storage Networking World Spring 2010

Riverbed announced that it will participate at Computerworld Storage Networking World Spring 2010, which will take place April 12-15 in Orlando, FL. At the Storage Networking World conference, IT management and professionals come together to learn more about their company's storage environment. Riverbed will be there to present on their wide-area network (WAN) optimization products.

SafeData helps companies with new state encryption laws

SafeData announced that it's helping companies to comply with new state encryption laws. SafeData's data recovery services help to provide encryption technology that can protect personal information when it's lost or stolen. Their services include disk-to-disk backup, restoration capabilities, data vaulting, and secure access to files when Web access is available.

Massachusetts and Nevada are the first two states to enforce these encryption laws, stating that no personal information can be transmitted over public or wireless networks without first being encrypted.

Hawaii Restorative acquired by global disaster recovery firm

Hawaii Restorative, a restoration contractor with 25 companies, has become part of Belfor, a disaster recovery company. The Aiea-based operation is adding Belfor's expertise in electronics restoration, document recovery and large-scale reconstruction to its emergency mitigation services.

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