Consonus Teams with Asigra to Launch Virtual Business Continuity Services

Enterprise-Class Managed Services Ensure Recovery Objectives are Achieved by Leveraging Active Virtual Infrastructure and Agentless Information Recovery Platform.

Toronto, Canada, September 17, 2008 --( Asigra Inc and Consonus today announced a partnership to provide Consonus Virtual Business Continuity (VBC) services. A national data center, IT managed services and infrastructure solutions provider, Consonus now provides an enterprise-class VBC managed service that uses the Asigra Televaulting™ Information Recovery Management services platform as a key component of the overall solution.

The Consonus Virtual Business Continuity service is a turnkey, pay-as-you-go information recovery offering that incorporates BC/DR consulting, Tier IV data center capabilities, data protection services, recovery infrastructure (virtual or dedicated), recovery mode access, and a comprehensive methodology to ensure that data and applications are protected and available in the event of a disaster. Consonus VBC services provide proactive assurance against application downtime and data loss for continuous business operations. The initial VBC offering is focused on Microsoft Exchange® with similar capabilities for other applications on the Consonus VBC roadmap.

Advantages of the Consonus Virtual Business Continuity service include:
• Hot standby alternate computing resources
- Recovery servers are allocated from an active VMware-based virtual
- Recovery infrastructure is pre-built and operational,
minimizing hardware issues
• Operating environment recovery
- Consonus improves recovery time using a proven
methodology to capture and restore the operating state
of production servers
• Recovery staff
- Consonus has the data center operations and engineering
resources to fully execute the recovery process
- Minimizes the need to send IT staff to the recovery site, an
important factor considering company IT staff may not
be available in an actual disaster

"Consonus VBC services bring together industry-leading technologies and methodologies into one offering," said Paul Myerson, Senior Analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Asigra and Consonus provide compelling enterprise-class business continuity capabilities that are competitively advantageous on a number of levels, including speed of recoverability, manageability, scalability, and simplicity. VBC can reduce administrative costs and expenditures while providing application and information recovery features and functions. This partnership makes sense and is indicative of the market trend toward service-oriented business continuity services."

"Consonus is excited to bring our VBC service to the mid-tier market. This provides mid-tier customers with a comprehensive, turn-key, cost effective business continuity solution where there had been a vacancy in this segment of the market previously,” said Geoff Sinn, Vice President of Managed Services for Consonus Technologies. “We are using Asigra Televaulting for this offering because of the breadth of its backup and recovery features for virtual services as well as the software’s archiving and global data de-duplication capabilities.”

Consonus VBC is designed for use by organizations that require service-oriented support to meet the business continuity/recovery expectations of the business. Consonus’ business continuity experts work with customers to develop clear continuity and/or recovery objectives to ensure that financial loss is minimized in the event of a network or system failure. The service strengthens corporate IT infrastructure by delivering the technologies and processes necessary to meet business critical Recovery Time Objectives.

“With Consonus VBC, companies have an enterprise-class business continuity service that allows them to map BC/DR capabilities to business requirements,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. “The service’s virtual infrastructure combined with Asigra’s pro-virtualization architecture delivers a best-in-class solution for maximum reliability, flexibility and performance.”

About Consonus
Consonus Technologies, Inc. is a leading national provider of IT infrastructure, data center, and managed services solutions based in Cary, N.C. Offering a comprehensive suite of IT infrastructure services, combined with highly secure and reliable data centers across the country, Consonus provides customers with complete solutions addressing disaster recovery, data center availability, manageability, and consolidation. Visit for more information.

About Asigra
Asigra is the award-winning leader in agentless information recovery management empowering service-oriented business continuity for the real-time enterprise. Asigra Televaulting™, the company’s service-oriented information recovery management platform, is in use by hundreds of IT outsourcers who deliver managed backup and recovery services and enterprises to protect more than 50,000 locations internationally. Televaulting provides simple, centralized management of the information recovery process, ensuring information availability while eliminating the capital and operational expenses associated with agent-based solutions. Founded in 1986, Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with partner offices around the world. For more information, visit

Contact Consonus:
Jonna Murnick
Director of Marketing
Consonus Technologies
(704) 357-2720

Contact Asigra:
Joe Austin
Ventana PR
(818) 591-2646


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