August 23, 2011 08:00 ET

Venyu Migrates Spacenet's Tape Backup System to the Cloud

Leading Broadband Communications Provider Receives Virtual Backup and Disaster Recovery Makeover With Venyu's RestartIT

BATON ROUGE, LA and MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - Venyu, a leading provider specializing in offsite business continuity, backup, and datacenter solutions, today announced that Spacenet has selected Venyu's innovative RestartIT offering to improve its backup, data protection and Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy. Venyu is helping the broadband service provider better store, protect and optimize data and support servers for its diverse customer base of Fortune 500 businesses, government entities and industrial companies by migrating from outmoded tape backup to a secure, highly available and more reliable cloud storage system.

Spacenet's Disaster Recovery (DR) solution search began with the need for a more efficient and reliable way to manage data from their multi-site clients. "Our prior process put too much reliance on tape-based solutions, which led to unnecessary costs in time, reliability and efficiency. While tape may have been the industry standard a decade ago, it exposed us to vulnerabilities," said Habib Syed, director of Information Technology at Spacenet. "We knew we needed a partner that could migrate our data and support essential information for our broadband customers across hundreds of servers."

Syed found a solution to meet Spacenet's needs with Venyu's RestartIT -- a backup, recovery and business continuity solution built on Recovery Time Objective (RTO) metrics, or the measurement of time between an outage and the moment that data is available again. In addition, the solution combines DR-Grade, online backup with the VMware®-virtualized recovery platform to provide seamless system recovery when organizations need it most.

"Venyu consistently differentiates itself from the crowded market through our technological innovation and commitment to customer service," said Scott Thompson, CEO, Venyu. "There are a variety of backup solutions available, but backup is only one part of the business continuity equation. The ability to deliver timely, end-to-end recovery of data and systems is what organizations require most. Venyu works closely with its customers to understand their data challenges and deliver customized solutions such as RestartIT, using industry-leading technologies."

Find out more about Venyu's unique approach to data backup and disaster recovery by visiting, or follow them on Twitter ( For more information about the RestartIT series go to

Venyu will be attending VMworld 2011 [August 29-September 1 at The Venetian and The Wynn, Las Vegas], the leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure event of the year at show booth #261. To reserve your time with a business continuity and DR expert, email or call 866-978-3698.

About Spacenet
Founded in 1981, Spacenet Inc. designs, develops, and manages wireline and wireless broadband network solutions for U.S.-based business, industrial and government customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry leadership and innovation, and today has more than 130,000 operational network endpoints for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies. Spacenet offers a complete product and services portfolio for applications ranging from primary communications for corporate applications and secure data transfer, to hot stand-by solutions for continuity of operations and network backup, or field deployable solutions for disaster recovery and emergency management. Spacenet is based in McLean, Va., and operates its own end-to-end services infrastructure including network management, field services and teleport facilities in McLean, Atlanta, and Chicago. Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT). Visit Spacenet at

About Venyu
Headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, Venyu is a premier provider of data protection, recovery, and availability services that maximize business continuity. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of proven solutions and geographically-diverse, commercial data centers, progressive organizations can reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading solutions for online data backup, physical and virtualized recovery, managed hosting, SaaS, and co-location, please visit Your Data Made Invincible™.

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