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Magic Softworks Expands Capacity for Online Backup Service

Cliff Boodoosingh on September 11, 2009
 
Move to Switch and Data Facility increases bandwidth, security, capacity and compliance for Magicís online backup service
 
Sept. 10, 2009- WESTMINSTER - Magic Softworks, Inc., a leading provider of low cost, easy to use online computer backup storage services, today announced that it has expanded its capacity to support its Magic Backup online customers by moving into to Switch and Data's Denver Hosting Facility.

"Building and operating Magic Backupís online storage service at Switch and Data facilities allows us to provide increased bandwidth and security for our customers, but also allows us to scale our infrastructure for growth in a highly compliant technical environment, including SAS70 certifications," said Edwin Harper, Chairman and CEO for Magic Softworks.  "Switch and Data gives us a secure, reliable, scalable place to house our infrastructure, to move our members' data in and out of our cloud environment."

"We are pleased to work with Magic Softworks to provide its customers with online storage," said Ernie Sampera, Senior Vice President and CMO for Switch and Data. "Backing up computer data is as important to the business operations of small and medium businesses as it is to enterprises, supporting work-at-home business and personal computers.   Magic Backup is not only a cost effective option, but operating within our environment, a technically superior one."

Switch and Data sites are state of the art facilities and have been certified as SAS 70 Type I and II compliant for co-location and data center services.   "SAS 70", as it is commonly known, defines the professional standards used by a service auditor to assess the internal controls of a service organization and issue a service auditor's report, which is referred to as a SAS 70 audit report.

Magic Backup is simple and easy to use. The service works automatically to back up user-created files including documents, spreadsheets, email, digital pictures, videos and music.  Magic Backup allows even the most casual PC users to get their data backed up with no configuration or knowledge of backup applications whatsoever. In addition, sophisticated users have a range of configuration options at their disposal. Magic Backup is available for both Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems.

Magic Backupís Premium Business Service offers a simple-to-use but feature-rich web based Management Console that IT Administrators can use to manage the back-up process for any computers in the organization, including the following capabilities:

-          Federated/self service provisioning of users and passwords,

-          Enable/disable individual PC backups and downloads,

-          Automatic backup status monitoring and email alerts,

-          Management reports summarizing backup activity for all protected PCs.

-          Security procedures including controlled restore access and password expiration policies.

-          Data encryption on a redundant data storage system to protect from unauthorized access, but ensuring availability.

For more information or to sign up for a risk-free 15 day Magic Backup trial, visit www.MagicBackup.com.

About Switch and Data
Switch and Data is a premier provider of network-neutral data centers that house, power and interconnect the Internet. Leading content companies, enterprises and communications service providers rely on Switch and Data to connect to customers and exchange Internet traffic. Switch and Data has built a reputation for world-class service, delivered across the broadest colocation footprint and richest network of interconnections in North America. Switch and Data operates 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada, provides one of the highest customer satisfaction scores for technical and engineering support in the industry, and is home to PAIX® - the world's first commercial Internet exchange. For more information on Switch and Data, please visit www.switchanddata.com.

About Magic Softworks, Inc.
Magic Softworks, Inc. is a privately held company dedicated to providing the premier lineup of online backup products and services to home, small and medium business customers.  Magic Softworks partners with VARs, ISPs and Information Service Providers to bundle the online Magic Backup service, along with the partnerís value added sales and service offerings.  Magic Backup comes with a robust set of unique features including easy installation, zero configuration, simple restore, file versioning, deleted file protection and easy access to backed-up files from any Web browser.  Magic Backup also features an advanced throttling technology which allows it to perform continuous automatic backup without interfering with the normal use of the computer.   To contact Magic Softworks, please visit www.MagicBackup.com.

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