SOURCE: Cable and Wireless Communications

Cable and Wireless Communications

October 22, 2015 10:00 ET

C&W Business Develops Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plans to Complement Industry-Leading Disaster Recovery as a Service Solution

Platform-Specific Plans Mean Clients Are Equipped With Tools, Processes and Procedures to Deal With Interruptions in Business Operations

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2015) -  C&W Business, part of C&W Communications, announced today that it has completed the development of a portfolio of Disaster Recovery Plans for each of the platforms on which it delivers Disaster Recovery as a Service. With this development, clients that utilize C&W Business Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution not only receive the most comprehensive managed solution for business continuity on the market, but they also get a complete roadmap of processes and procedures to ensure they are following international best-practices for business continuity.

The C&W Business DRaaS Solution, which was recently placed in the first Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service1, protects business data and applications from all types of disasters, from natural to man-made. Thanks to the ability to failover and failback in mere minutes, companies minimize any risk to their data, applications, or business with this fully-managed service. With an easy-to-use, secure online portal that allows companies to manage and track real-time activity and system health, businesses can rest-assured that their most important information is always secure.

Now, C&W Business is also delivering a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan with each instance of DRaaS. These plans help businesses understand the complete benefits of the DRaaS solution beyond the technological advantages. These Disaster Recovery Plans, which are tailored directly to the platform the client utilizes, provide dynamic tools to document recovery plans at the information technology level, so businesses can manage their resources more proactively.

Developed using international standards used by the Disaster Recovery International Institute (DRII), BCI, ISO 22301, and ITIL, C&W Business Disaster Recovery Plans spell out specific roles and responsibilities for each party throughout the disaster recovery process. With detailed instructions on what needs to be done before, during, and after a business interruption, businesses utilizing these tools are well-prepared to deal with all types of interruptions to their business mitigating the risk of valuable data loss.

"For years, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions were viewed as a major drain on companies and their IT organizations. At C&W Business, we're focusing our efforts to change this perception. By including these specialized Disaster Recovery Plans, customized based on the technologies our customers are using, we now can help to protect our customers' networks, secure their valuable data, and assist in developing their best-practices company-wide. We feel that this, coupled with the most comprehensive managed Disaster Recovery solution on the market, will be a real game-changer for our customers," said John Maduri, President of C&W Business.

With an impeccable track record and a growing list of highly satisfied users in the Caribbean and Latin American markets, C&W Business' DRaaS solution is the industry leader in managed disaster recovery in the region.

To find out more about C&W Business' DRaaS solution and to read the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, visit www.cwcbusiness.com/draas.

1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, John P Morency, Christine Tenneson, April 21, 2015

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Source: Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service," April 21, 2015

About C&W Communications
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in the Caribbean and Latin America. With annual sales of over US$2.4 billion, it operates both mobile and fixed networks, supported by submarine and terrestrial optical fibre backhaul capacity. Through the acquisition of Columbus International Inc on 31 March 2015, C&W now delivers superior high-speed mobile data, broadband and TV/video services. It has leading market positions in Mobile, Fixed Line, Broadband and TV consumer offers.

Through its business division, C&W provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers. 

The company also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fibre optic cable network that spans more than 48,000 km - the most extensive in the region - as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fibre providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity and a growing suite of wholesale managed services. 

C&W has more than 7,500 employees serving over 6 million customers (Mobile 3.8m; Fixed Line 1.1m; Video 460k and Broadband 665k) as well as over 125k corporate clients and 225 wholesale customers across 42 countries. The Company's leading brands include: LIME and Flow in the Caribbean; BTC in The Bahamas; Mas Movil in Panama; C&W Business and C&W Networks. C&W is the market leader in most products offered and territories served. It is a major contributor to local communities through its corporate social responsibility programs. 

Cable & Wireless Communications' shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CWC. The company is headquartered in London with its operational hub located in Miami, within close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information visit: www.cwc.com.