Southampton, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 05, 2009 -- PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), the global online business hosting provider, has today announced that it will be offering image backup and bare metal recovery (BMR) to its managed backup customers. The BMR functionality will be provided by software from Cristie and will be fully managed by PEER 1 in conjunction with standard managed backup plans.
The service replaces cumbersome and slow data protection strategies that use backup or replication to tape or disk. Both WindowsÂ® and Linux servers can be rapidly recovered to an identical state at a specific point in time, prior to any failure or corruption.
Dominic Monkhouse, UK MD at PEER1 said: "Through this service, clients can back up operating systems and applications so they can easily bounce back from just about anything the world can throw at their infrastructure. Our powerful software regularly backs up their network's key systems, meaning there's much less to reinstall, rebuild and reconfigure if disaster should strike. Clients will be up and running again a whole lot faster, saving valuable time and money. Image backups and restore tools are a must in today's IT environment."
Ian Cameron, Sales Director at Cristie Software said: "We are delighted to be working with PEER 1 to provide full disaster recovery protection to its customers on both Windows and Linux platforms. The PEER 1 solution includes backup software from both IBM and Cristie, providing the fastest possible bare metal restores."
The service consists of a set of server configuration files, and a bootable disaster recovery image held on CD. The boot image contains a customised operating system (Linux or Win PE). The software is designed to maximise speed, flexibility and simplicity of use, dramatically reducing the time to recover servers to just a fraction of the time needed with conventional restoration methods.