February 01, 2010 11:30 ET

Venyu Remote Online Backup and Virtualized Disaster Recovery Solution Receives High Marks in Independent ESG Lab Review

Venyu Combines Its AmeriVault® Backup Service With Standby Virtual Servers, Reducing the Time, Complexity and Risk Associated With Protecting and Recovering Rapidly Growing Volumes of Data

BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Venyu, a leader in commercial-grade, customizable solutions for data protection, availability and recovery, today announced that its AmeriVault® remote online backup and virtualized disaster recovery (VDR) solution received high marks in an independent Lab review from IT analyst and business strategy firm, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The scope of the review included operation of Venyu's remote backup service running on ESG's own production servers and the recovery of over half a Terabyte of data to virtual servers at a Venyu datacenter located 1,500 miles away. Five servers, including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and SQLServer were evaluated for backup efficiency and recovery times.

According to ESG's latest research, 30% of midmarket organizations identified improving backup and recovery as a top IT priority over the next 12-18 months. As storage capacity grows at a rate of more than 20% annually and the business impact of downtime intensifies, IT managers are looking for ways to reduce the risk and cost associated with protecting vital company information while also minimizing the amount of time needed to maintain backup solutions.

While using a top-rated on-premises solution, ESG was also seeking to improve backup efficiency and maintain a remote offsite copy that they could quickly recover from in the event of an outage or disaster. ESG's Director of IT, Jeffrey D'Entremont, often had to set aside strategic projects due to the hassle associated with traditional backup methods. Upon experiencing the Venyu backup, technical support, and remote recovery service, he summarized the test by saying, "I sleep better at night knowing that in the event of a disaster, Venyu's got my back-up. It was very easy to test our DR plan by virtually recovering our infrastructure at Venyu. I'm confident that the experts at Venyu can get us back in business after a disaster."

Venyu's AmeriVault backup service gives mid-size companies an easy way to configure remote backups that run automatically using a WAN efficient, secure, and tape-free procedure. In the event of an outage or disaster, Venyu's VDR service can manage the entire data recovery process using an out of region datacenter that leverages virtual server technology.

"Venyu made it easy to get started with remote backup and recovery services. The AmeriVault VDR service got us up and running in a virtual environment within hours of a simulated disaster and our IT Director expressed his total confidence in our ability to recover from any loss, small or large," said Brian Garrett, Vice President, ESG Lab. "Any medium-sized business worried about the complexity and risk associated with data backups should consider Venyu's online backup and virtual recovery services."

"Businesses today have a lot to consider when it comes to protecting and storing their data but the bigger question is whether it will be available when they need it," said Venyu CEO Scott Thompson. "The issue of availability is critical when you consider the revenue, productivity and brand reputation lost for every minute of downtime. The AmeriVault remote online backup and VDR solution gives companies the daily, hassle-free offsite storage and the confidence that their data is available when they need it."

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About Venyu

Venyu is a premier provider of data protection, recovery, and availability services tailored to support the service levels businesses require to mitigate risk and stay competitive. Venyu's progressive portfolio includes online data backup, physical and virtualized recovery solutions, managed hosting, SaaS, and co-location services. Venyu, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, with offices in Waltham, MA, is backed by geographically-diverse, Tier IV datacenters, highly-qualified technicians, and iron-clad security controls.

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