August 09, 2011 08:00 ET

R1Soft Backs Up Applied Innovations' Growing Virtual Server Environment

R1Soft CDP Solution Offers Scalable, Economical Backup for Rapid Growth of Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Server Hosting Provider

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - R1Soft, developer of Continuous Data Protection® (CDP) backup and recovery software for servers in the cloud, today announced that managed service provider Applied Innovations Corp. is using R1Soft's Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Enterprise Edition to back up its Microsoft Hyper-V cloud servers.

"Server backup for Applied Innovations and its clients really comes down to price, stability and speed and R1Soft CDP has been able to deliver on all three of these fronts," said Wayne Lansdowne, Chief Systems Architect at Applied Innovations.

Applied Innovations provides shared hosting, reseller hosting, Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting, dedicated hosting and application hosting services with thousands of businesses worldwide relying on it daily for their hosting needs. After experiencing explosive growth in the number of virtual servers needed for the Hyper-V cloud server hosting service, the existing backup software solution began taking up to 10 hours to back up a server.

During an evaluation of competitive backup solutions, Lansdowne found that in order to plan for continued growth, Applied Innovations would have to purchase many more servers and licenses upfront instead of increasing as the business expanded. The combination of the upfront investment and the uncertainty as to how many customers would actually take advantage of these backup services led Lansdowne's search to R1Soft.

Lansdowne was very impressed with how quickly R1Soft's CDP backed up Applied Innovations' virtual servers, reducing backup times to five minutes or less. Further, Applied Innovations has been able to protect all of its virtual servers with a single R1Soft CDP server. Lansdowne anticipates being able to protect another 20 or so virtual servers with that same R1Soft CDP server before he has to add another one to his environment. Applied Innovations hosts over 2,000 virtual servers and he expects to one day backup the majority of them as customers take advantage of its new R1Soft backup offering.

"R1Soft CDP has saved us enormous amounts of time and resources," said Lansdowne. "Applied Innovations did not have to make a large initial investment to deploy R1Soft, whereas other providers expected us to buy their backup solution and hope the customers would come. Using R1Soft CDP we could incrementally scale it as our virtual server backup business grew."

To learn more about how R1Soft CDP has helped Applied Innovations, visit

About Applied Innovations

Applied Innovations is a Boca Raton, FL based web presence provider (web host) that specializes in hosting on the Windows Server platform. Applied Innovations was founded in February of 1999 with the goal of providing the technology and resources that small and medium sized businesses require to make them competitive and successful in the online marketplace at a cost effective price.

About R1Soft

R1Soft is the developer of Continuous Data Protection® (CDP), scalable and high-performance backup software for Windows and Linux servers in the cloud. Recognized as the leading commercial backup software in hosted services, R1Soft CDP is currently used by over 1,000 Cloud infrastructure providers and protects more than 200,000 servers worldwide. R1Soft is a division of BBS Technologies.

R1Soft is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Continuous Data Protection is a trademark or registered trademarks of BBS Technologies, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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