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R1Soft, Hostway Extend Partnership for Secure, Automated Backups

Cliff Boodoosingh on February 27, 2009
Chicago (PRWEB) February 26, 2009 -- R1Soft ( announced today that Hostway Corporation (, one of the largest hosting companies in the world, has achieved the status of an Elite Hosting Partner with the purchase of an R1Soft Elite Hosting License. Hostway offers R1Soft Continuous Data Protection® (CDP) as an upscale backup solution for self-managed dedicated servers, managed hosting, and enterprise data protection and recovery.

Hostway and R1Soft have been working together for over a year on internal backup solutions for Hostway's enterprise-class managed services. The flexibility and reliability of Continuous Data Protection® was established in high-volume, real world operations throughout several of Hostway's state-of-the-art data centers in North America. With the extended relationship, Hostway will make R1Soft CDP services available globally in data centers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, and Australia.

"We have been impressed with the ease of use, high reliability, and advanced features available with R1Soft's Continuous Data Protection," said Todd Benjamin, Director of Enterprise Hosting at Hostway. "This technology integrates very well with our mission to provide highly-reliable, secure enterprise services for our dedicated server and managed enterprise applications customers. The R1Soft product will support the secure, automated backup of customer data throughout our data centers and externally to our enterprise customers. We are thrilled to be working with a market leader who truly understands how to support data protection and recovery as a service."

The new products will be rolled out immediately and include managed backup services both inside Hostway data centers and to enterprise servers located remotely, as well as a new customized Continuous Data Protection Center for demanding customer specific backup applications. Leveraging its extensive global data center and network footprint, Hostway will offer optional off-site configuration of the backup and restore facilities for the ultimate in protection and reliability.

"By becoming an Elite Hosting Partner, Hostway demonstrates its commitment to clients by deploying the technologies necessary to ensure their clients' data is continually protected and available in the event of a disaster. The addition of R1Soft CDP complements Hostway's full suite of Web services with premium, enterprise-class backups," said David Wartell, vice president of R1Soft, a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. "We look forward to working with Hostway as they launch their new Continuous Data Protection Center."

About Hostway Corporation

Hostway Corporation provides domain name registration, Web hosting and ecommerce, colocation, managed dedicated hosting, SaaS hosting, Web design and online marketing services to over 1.4 million Web sites and 2 million customers worldwide. It operates over 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data centers that reduce the complexity and cost of Web-based technologies for small businesses and large enterprises. Founded in 1998, Hostway is one of the world's largest Web hosting companies with a direct presence in 13 countries, 17 worldwide operation centers and more than 700 employees.

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