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Online Backup Specialist Activates Emergency Service for Service Providers

Cliff Boodoosingh on August 17, 2009
Remote Backup Systems Provides a Disaster Recovery Solution for Service Providers in Threatened Areas

Memphis, TN 8/17/2009 05:17 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)- (Memphis, TN) Remote Backup Systems, the founders of the online backup industry and developers of the RBackup and Mercury OEM Online Backup platforms today announced the formal activation of its Emergency Backup Hot Site for use by its Service Providers in the path of hurricane activity this season.

This emergency offering comes after a threatening storm made landfall just to the southeast of Fort Walton Beach, FL early Monday morning. The National Hurricane Center has since released a final advisory for what had now been downgraded as Tropical Depression Claudette. Still threatening areas off the Atlantic are Hurricane Bill, currently located about 1080 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, and Tropical Depression Ana, about 75 miles south of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tropical storm watches are in effect for much of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Remote Backup Systems has offered Emergency Backup Hot Sites as a business-saving service to their licensees dating back to hurricane Hugo in 1989. This resource is available to online backup service providers in areas who are in danger of a natural disaster affecting their data center.

If an RBS Server goes offline due to natural disasters such as hurricanes, winter storms, widespread power outages, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, or floods, RBS can temporarily take backups from provider’s clients at the Hot Site near Memphis, Tennessee, so the Service Provider doesn’t suffer further. When the disaster is over and the providers’ servers go back online, they can download the backups and resume normal business.

This service is free to service providers with current Priority Maintenance subscriptions and is on a first come, first serve basis.

“We are in the business of backups. We have a plan of action in the event of everyday disasters, so catastrophic events are no different for us,” explained Rob Cosgrove, CEO and founder of Remote Backup Systems. “The hope is that being prepared ahead of time will eliminate added stress during the unfortunate event of an emergency, as well as make recovery for our Service Providers as quick of a process as possible.”

This year’s hurricane season forecast was projected to be an active one with anywhere from nine to fourteen named storms, of which four to seven could become hurricanes, including as many as three major hurricanes. Remote Backup Systems encourages all of its Online Backup Service Providers in threatened areas to visit the company’s website at for more information on the Hot Site service, including guidelines and instructions for activation.

Built into Remote Backup Systems multi-award winning flagship product, RBackup, is an additional special feature that will enable a service provider to maintain normal business in the event of a disaster. The RBS Server Locator enables you to operate an RBS Server on an inexpensive non-dedicated Internet connection with a dynamic IP address anywhere in the world. No other RBS company offers this cutting-edge service.

In an outage of Internet service, Providers can simply move their equipment to an alternate location with Internet service, and the Server Locator will seamlessly redirect their clients within seconds to the new location.

For more information on Remote Backup Systems and the latest storm updates, visit the company’s storm page,

About Remote Backup Systems Inc.

Remote Backup Systems, Inc. offers turnkey Online Backup solutions starting at $500, capable of serving hundreds of thousands of end users. RBS is the global leader in providing turnkey online backup software solutions to MSPs, VARs, ISPs and Managed Hosting Providers, providing leading edge functionality, best-in-class customer support, and an unwavering commitment to product quality and customer satisfaction. With a twenty-one year history in Remote Backup technologies, RBS is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with Rob Cosgrove, please phone Elizabeth Greenup at (901) 388-5988 or email

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