September 22, 2006
Data Protection Services, the leader in managed online backup solutions, has upgraded the operational capabilities of their Atlanta data center. After Hurricane Katrina impacted one of their data centers in New Orleans, plans that were already in the works to reallocate resources among various data centers were accelerated and modified. The capacity of the Atlanta facility was expanded and complete switchover capability has been implemented. This expanded capability enables Data Protection Services to instantly switch the primary data funnel among any of its data centers. Working as an instant detour, client data can be redirected to alternate data centers if one of the DPS data centers goes down. Although none of the DPS data centers have ever experienced an unplanned service interruption — even its New Orleans data center during Hurricane Katrina — a recent crash of one of the most secure data center hubs in the Northwest United States demonstrates the vulnerability of even the most secure sites.
Business clients that recognize the value of their data appreciate the redundancy built into Data Protection Services managed backup service. With data kept in two geographically distant data centers and switchover capability integrated into its operations at all data centers, Data Protection Services sets the standard for managed online backup providers. Jeff Danos, CEO of Data Protection Services, said, “There is a huge difference in the amount of redundancy and protection offered by low-end providers — some of whom simply buy a server and off-the-shelf software, then advertise themselves as a backup service — and the high-end managed backup we offer. We are committed to providing the highest level of security for our clients’ data, and we know this means a higher price point.” Adds Danos, “As with any service, you get what you pay for. Our clients recognize that they are getting the best protection available for their data.” Data Protection Services has provided managed online backup to businesses throughout the United States and Canada since 1996.