SOURCE: Weidenhammer

www.vrescue.net

February 22, 2010 16:26 ET

Weidenhammer Introduces vRescue Disaster Recovery IT Product for Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses

WYOMISSING, PA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - Recognized for innovations in IT, Weidenhammer is launching vRescue, an on-demand disaster recovery IT service that provides an affordable business continuity solution with a fully-managed backup and recovery service that rapidly restores critical applications and data within minutes -- not days.

"It's the security of Wall Street at the cost of Main Street," said John Weidenhammer, CEO, Weidenhammer. "We've developed a video on our site to illustrate exactly how it helps businesses."

Business continuity is critical for profitability and longevity. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a disaster. The Association of Records Managers and Administrators cited 60 percent of businesses affected close within two years.

"Traditionally, disaster recovery solutions have been too expensive or resource-intensive to be really viable for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB). vRescue changes that. It's a cost-effective 'business continuity plan' to protect mission critical applications such as CRM, ERP and email ensuring that you don't lose time and money due to an emergency or system outage," said Weidenhammer.

Leveraging the power of the Internet and virtualization technology, vRescue takes daily snapshots of mission critical applications and data which is encrypted and sent offsite to virtualized servers in a secured data center that is SAS 70 Type II Certified. Since vRescue is fully-managed, the captured systems and applications are tested live daily, validating that they'll work once the client needs to access them remotely and have their system restored -- quickly and efficiently.

From any Internet connection or phone, 24/7, client notification initiates the vRescue recovery process. At a moment's notice, the vRescue service team walks the users through a simple process to recover their information. While the system is being fully restored, the client's staff can access the recovery platform via the Internet and work from a current mirror image of their system that is located on Weidenhammer's servers in the data center.

"vRescue offers tremendous savings. It's business as usual within minutes -- there's no loss in staff productivity and no resulting drop in the bottom line," said Charles G. Zwicker, sales manager, Weidenhammer. "There's no high cost, as with other disaster recovery solutions that are hard to manage and maintain."

vRescue uses a unique server virtualization technology that provides efficient backup, automated daily testing and validation, and rapid recovery. This eliminates the cost and complexity traditionally associated with disaster recovery support, dedicated hardware, and expensive communication lines. "vRescue's recovery infrastructure is hosted in one of Weidenhammer's mission critical data centers, providing a secure environment that is SAS 70 Type II Certified and optimized for high availability and rapid recovery," said Rick Finley, director of operations for vRescue, Weidenhammer.

Weidenhammer partners with Plan B to offer the vRescue service to customers. Plan B is a U.K.-based company, specializing in disaster recovery solutions, that provides industry recognized technology for remote backup and automated testing of virtualized server applications.

Founded in 1978, Weidenhammer is an innovative information technology firm focused on achieving and maintaining the highest degree of alignment between clients' business strategies and the appropriate IT application. With nearly 200 IT professionals in seven locations, Weidenhammer provides consulting expertise in Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement, Application Development, Network Infrastructure, and Application Hosting. The Managed Services and Infrastructure Solutions Group supports a large client base through network and communications services and solutions that lower the cost and improve performance of IT infrastructures. Learn more at www.vrescue.net or call 1-877-6vRescue.

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