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Online Backup Partnership: RCN Business Solutions & AmeriVault Join Forces

Cliff Boodoosingh on October 12, 2007
Partnership Brings Better Backup To RCN Customers; Expands Solutions Portfolio to Include Storage

HERNDON, Va. & WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RCN Business Solutions, a division of RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI - News)and AmeriVault Corporation, a leading provider of online data backup, offsite storage, and recovery services, today announced a major distribution agreement. As a result of the growing need for businesses to have more efficient backup and recovery practices, RCN Business Solutions will resell AmeriVault's managed online data protection solution and off-site storage services to its corporate client base. This is a first for RCN, who is making their inaugural entrance into the storage market.
"Telecommunications service providers can no longer provide just the traditional products and services that businesses have come to expect," said Russell Kohn, Executive Director of RCN Business Solutions. "Over the years, communications and data have become synonymous, so we have to expand outside the box to provide what we feel is a critical offering that protects both on and off-line data. By combining our expertise with AmeriVault's it becomes a win/win for us and the customer."

The resulting RCN branded solution will afford their customers one-stop shopping and support as well as competitive pricing.

"This partnership represents a new channel for us and is the first reseller partnership we have ever had with a telecommunications firm," said Bud Stoddard, President & CEO of AmeriVault. "It's about providing a more convenient means for companies to move beyond their current practices that are often inefficient, costly and put them at risk. Then, to go the next, and often difficult step, of procuring and administering a business-critical solution."

AmeriVault provides data protection services that automatically and securely deliver disciplined backup and recovery services. With off-site storage, expert technical support and advanced recovery services, organizations can focus on core competencies, knowing that they are fully protected. Managed solutions include online data backup and recovery, archiving and real-time replication that deliver total automation, maximum security and regulatory compliance.

Online backup through RCN is available now. Pricing is dependent upon data volume and is available upon request. For more information, visit

About RCN Business Solutions

RCN Business Solutions is a leading supplier of SONET, Ethernet, Wavelength, Internet, and collocation services, and is the smart telecommunications alternative for large and medium-sized businesses. Maintaining a network independent of incumbent providers in Boston, New York, Eastern PA, Chicago, and Washington, DC, RCN Business Solutions deploys custom solutions to companies in the finance, hospitality, media, government, health care and education industries.

About RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation, , is one of the largest facilities-based competitive providers of bundled cable, high-speed internet and phone services delivered over its own fiber-optic local network to residential, small business and commercial customers in the most densely populated markets in the U.S. RCN provides service in the Boston, Chicago, Eastern Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington, D.C. metropolitan markets. In addition, RCN operates two commercial divisions - RCN Business Services, a provider of bulk video, broadband internet access and voice services to small and medium business customers, and RCN Business Solutions, a fiber facilities-based provider of high-availability telecommunication services to both retail and wholesale business customers.

About AmeriVault

With nearly 1,000 clients across all 50 states and 14 countries, AmeriVault,, is a proven leader in managed data protection and offsite storage services, including online backup, disk-based recovery, high-availability, data lifecycle and archiving solutions. Backed by a SAS 70 (Type II) certification, AmeriVault's solutions employ aggressive security and redundancy safeguards while ensuring business continuity, seamless disaster recovery, and regulatory compliance.

Whether data requires continuous backup, high availability, or data archiving, AmeriVault's solutions are tailored according to data value, lifecycle, regulated attributes, and recovery objectives, as well as desired redundancies and price points.

AmeriVault combines the highest levels of customer service, premium solutions, award-winning software, and secure world-class datacenters to deliver Excellence in Data Protection.®


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