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A sampling of disaster recovery/business continuity providers: Outsourcing DR

When it comes to planning a disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity (BC) implementation, some outside help and outsourcing is always a good idea. But what if you've decided to take the turnkey route, or simply want to get a sense of how turnkey options compare to varying degrees of in-house effort and participation?

In alphabetical order, here is a sampling of DR service providers for DR and BC turnkey services.

Company name Services offered Target customer

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Advanced Vision Technology Group
Virtualized DR service, annual drills Small, medium, enterprise
CA Inc. Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions Small, medium
Cervalis DR/BCP Services Varying levels of DR/BC solutions Small, medium, enterprise (NYC area)
Contingency Solutions LLC Full range of DR/BC/compliance solutions Small, medium, enterprise (government/government partner focus)
CyberVault Services Inc. General DR/BC contracting/provision Small, medium, enterprise, some government
Elliot Consulting Services Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions Medium, enterprise, government
eSureITy Full range of DR/BC compliance solutions Medium, enterprise in banking, insurance, healthcare, finance
FalconStor Software Full range of DR/BC/backup/storage solutions Small, medium, enterprise
First Source Solutions Ltd. Turnkey DR/BC services and solutions Medium, enterprise
Gilat Satcom Turnkey BCP/DR services and solutions Medium, enterprise, government
Green Oak Solutions LLC Full range of DR/BC services and solutions Medium, enterprise, government
Heit Inc. Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions Medium, enterprise in banking and financial services
Infoblox Inc. Turnkey DR for core network services Small, medium, enterprise
Inquest Corp. Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions Medium, enterprise
Qwest Communications DR sites and services Enterprise, government
Raging Wire Enterprises Solutions Inc. Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions Medium, enterprise
Strategic BCP Turnkey BC/SR services and solutions Small, medium, enterprise
Technical Architecture Solutions Pty Ltd. Full range of DR/BC solutions Medium, enterprise, government
Unisys Full range of DR/BC solutions Medium, enterprise, government
WSTECH Full range of DR/BC solutions Medium, enterprise in financial services

If you are a DR/BC provider, and would like to be included in this list, email us.

About the authors: Justin Korelc is a freelance writer who specializes in information security and IT infrastructure topics; he's also a regular contributor to numerous TechTarget.com websites, including SearchSecurity.com, SearchVirtualization.com, and SearchWindows.com. Ed Tittel also writes regularly for numerous TechTarget sites; both contributed to the recent 4th edition of "The CISSP Study Guide" (Sybex/Wiley, 2008, ISBN: 9780470276884), which includes a chapter on DRP and BCP topics.


This was first published in December 2008

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