Disaster recovery news briefs: Acronis introduces new data security product

This week's disaster recovery news in brief: Acronis introduces new data security product and Venyu's AmeriVault virtualized DR product ranks high in ESG lab review.

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

Acronis introduces new data security product, the Acronis Backup and Security 2010

Acronis, an offsite data backup and disaster recovery (DR) provider, announced a new data security product, the Acronis Backup and Security 2010 software, which will provide local data backup, disaster recovery, online backup and Internet security to home office computers. The new software protects users against security threats such as viruses, spam, phishing and identity theft attacks. Users can also customize their experience by setting up parental controls and block unauthorized access to their wireless networks. The software comes in several different types of packages, ranging in price from $39.99 to $89.99 for an annual subscription.

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Venyu's AmeriVault remote online backup and virtualized DR product ranks high in ESG lab review

Venyu announced that AmeriVault, a remote online backup and virtualized disaster recovery (VDR) product, received high marks in a lab review from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The review included the operation of Venyu's AmeriVault service running on ESG's production servers, and also reviewed the recovery of over half a terabyte of data to virtual servers at Venyu data centers located 1,500 miles away. Five servers were evaluated for their data backup efficiency and recovery times. The results came out positive, showing that Venyu's AmeriVault can manage an entire data recovery process using a remote data center that leverages virtual server technology.

IBM opens new business resiliency center in Seclin, France
IBM Corp. announced that it will open a new business hub in Seclin, France. The center was built to allow businesses throughout Europe to benefit from IBM DR and business continuity (BC) technology. The center was developed with green features including humidity control and cooling technology that controls and monitors energy costs.

FORTRUST announces data center partnership with Consonus

FORTRUST, a high-availability (HA) data center services provider and collocation facility, announced a partnership with Consonus, a data center hosting and Managed IT Services provider. The partnership will allow the two companies to utilize their data center and collocation facilities for more disaster recovery and business continuity options. FORTRUST operates a SAS 70 Type II data center and collocation facility in the Denver area. Consonus has three high-availability SAS 70 Type II data centers in the Salt Lake city area. Customers using services from either company can now collocate their IT infrastructures in both Denver and Salt Lake City.

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