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The Planet Launches Affordable Dedicated Backup Server with Continuous Data Protection

Cliff Boodoosingh on September 04, 2007
 
Delivers Self-Managed, Reliable Backup and Storage Solution
 
HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2007 – The Planet, the world’s largest privately held dedicated hosting company, today launched its new Dedicated Backup Server equipped with R1Soft’s full-featured CDPServer continuous data protection software.  Delivering one of the lowest costs per gigabyte in the industry, customers can select from three storage options -- 500 GB, 1TB or 1.5TB – at introductory pricing that ranges from 27 cents to 56 cents per gigabyte through September.

The feature-rich backup solution offers a perfect fit for small to large businesses with mission-critical, intense data storage needs.  With unique delegated administration functionality provided on The Planet’s Dedicated Backup Servers, the new R1Soft solution is ideal for resellers who need backup capacity for their clients.  In addition, there is no limit to the number of clients backed up for any of the three offerings. 

“It takes a single data-loss incident to learn a hard business lesson about the value of backup solutions,” said The Planet’s Director of Product Management Urvish Vashi.  “Many small businesses never recover financially or restore their reputations after data is lost or compromised.  By providing enterprise-grade backup at prices affordable for SMBs and resellers, The Planet eliminates the high-stakes probability of a devastating data loss that customers should clearly consider.” 

The Planet’s Dedicated Backup Server delivers bare-metal recovery that allows customers to recover servers to their original known state.  CDP provides a near-continuous snapshot of customer data, with the ability to rollback to the last data snapshot to minimize loss. 
 
“At R1Soft, we designed our backup so that it minimizes bandwidth and CPU cycles to save overhead and disk space on busy servers,” said R1Soft Founder and CEO David Wartell.  “Customers can schedule backup several times an hour even on busy servers, with near-continuous online backups, compression and end-to-end strong encryption.  These affordable prices offer every reason that now’s the right time to select a new backup solution.”
 
Dedicated Backup Server
Available in three configurations, The Planet’s Dedicated Backup Server provides the optimal price performance mix for a wide range of backup requirements:
·        500MB Dedicated Backup Server:  Priced at $279/month, this server provides 3 – 250GB hard drives, RAID5, 1.5 TB of bandwidth and R1Soft CDPServer Backup Software with unlimited licenses
·        1TB Dedicated Backup Server:  Introductory pricing at $309/month.  Provides 3 – 500GB hard drives, RAID5, 2.5 TB of bandwidth, and R1Soft CDPServer Backup Software with unlimited licenses
·        1.5TB Dedicated Backup Server:  Introductory pricing at $399/month. Provides 3 – 750GB hard drives, RAID5, 4 TB of bandwidth, R1Soft CDPServer Backup Software with unlimited licenses
 
To view the entire link or for more information, visit The Planet’s Web site or click here:  http://www.theplanet.com/hosting%2Dproducts/backup/#dbu <http://www.theplanet.com/hosting-products/backup/#dbu>
 
About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million Web sites worldwide.  By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and unmatched network connectivity, The Planet helps turn information technology into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to successfully grow their businesses.  For additional information, visit http://www.theplanet.com/.
 

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