SOURCE: Clearview Managed Services

Clearview Managed Services

March 03, 2009 07:00 ET

Clearview's New Data Center in Waco Features the Next Level of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services

Information Technology Gateway (ITG) Is Built to Support Recovery Efforts From Natural and Manmade Disasters

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - Clearview Managed Services announced today the development of a unique, multi-purpose data center that will become a nearly failsafe solution for clients' business continuity and disaster recovery programs.

Today, most data centers operate on a cold-site recovery plan that requires building a solution after a disaster. Clearview's high availability approach has a recovery solution built in. That means customers experience little or no downtime in the face of a disruption.

The Waco Information Technology Gateway (ITG) will repurpose a Cold War nuclear fall-out shelter, providing physical security previously unmet in the commercially available data center market. Its Central Texas location is within a 100-mile radius from Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, and within 200 miles from Houston, allowing for true data replication between the Waco ITG and clients in those cities. In addition, the Waco location is easily accessible by car in the event that the nation's airways are disrupted.

The Waco ITG is located on a power grid separate from Texas' major city systems, providing an advantage during potential blackouts and brownouts. It will incorporate dual transformer commercial power feeds and multi-carrier fiber availability for operating capacity and redundancy. The facility will feature a layered security protocol that includes biometrics, smart cards, DVR cameras and 24x7 personnel. Plans are also in the works to rapidly convert an 80-space parking lot to support mobile work-space recovery vehicles in case employees are displaced from their daily work environments.

Clearview partner Clay Hill notes, "The Waco ITG is a logical fit for business continuity and recovery. Learning lessons from disasters such as 911 and Katrina, we felt compelled to develop data centers that could withstand the physical, virtual and personnel disruptions that nationwide disasters create."

Jay Looney, Clearview partner, added, "Disaster recovery and business continuity are becoming more and more important to clients every day. We have developed a business unit to specifically focus on these important business issues, turning what otherwise might have been catastrophes into predictable, manageable continuity and recovery scenarios."

Paul Kite Company teamed with Clearview as developers of the facility. Cody Campbell, executive vice president of New Development for Paul Kite Company, said, "We are thrilled about completing the Waco ITG project, and thrilled about our partnership with Clearview. This development is part of a broad, nationwide data-center development initiative for us. In this challenging economic time it is a testament to the effectiveness of our strategy and the proficiency of our team."

About Clearview: Clearview Managed Services has been bringing clients improved IT strategy and outsourcing services since 1996. Through our multiple data centers, Clearview provides a redundant, reliable, scalable and practical suite of services that can be tailored to support clients' needs from business and IT strategy to complete computing infrastructure. Clearview is headquartered in Dallas and has facilities throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

About Paul Kite Co.: Paul Kite Co. is a privately funded and widely diversified real estate development and investment firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Paul Kite Co. actively engages in real estate development projects from coast-to-coast. These projects encompass many sectors of the real estate market including retail, office, multi-family residential, single-family residential, hospitality, industrial and medical properties. The company has strategically focused its considerable resources to the pursuit of mission critical facilities development. Paul Kite Company is quickly becoming one of the preeminent data center developers in the United States.

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