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US Signal Offers Instant Backup of Virtual Machines

Digital Content Manager: Cliff Boodoosingh on July 22, 2013
Cloud Hosting services now part of disaster recovery planning

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. US Signal, an industry-leading network and infrastructure provider, has enhanced their Cloud Hosting services by adding the ability to back-up mission-critical virtual infrastructure on-demand. Virtual Machine (VM) Based Backup Service instantly replicates virtual servers on a daily basis and stores them in a remote, geographically diverse US Signal owned and operated data center. Upon request, VM Based Backup Service restores corrupted or malfunctioning virtual machines up to one month from the incident that compromised it.

VM Based Backup Service eliminates the need for US Signal customers to use 3rd party software to backup and store virtual infrastructure. Customers are also relieved of the capital expense included in purchasing and maintaining software needed for some backup solutions. Instead of burdening in-house IT with the complexities of backup and recovery activities, these tasks are professionally managed by highly trained US Signal Network Operations (NOC) technicians.

"The day-to-day backup operations are transparent to our customers as this service does not require powering down virtual operating systems and applications," said Matt VanderZwaag, director of product development. "If a virtual machine needs to be restored, all it takes is an email or phone call to our NOC to immediately begin restoral procedures," he noted.

VM Based Backup Service is supported by US Signal's expansive fiber-optic network architecture. Multiple data centers distributed throughout the network provide highly secure, diverse data transport. This diversity inherently safeguards the reliability of customer data so they have it when it is needed the key to any successful disaster recovery plan.

About US Signal

With over 14,000 miles of lit fiber and metro rings in 23 strategic tier-one, tier-two, and tier-three markets, US Signal's infrastructure is one of the largest, fully deployed networks in the Midwest. The network's optical backbone features Cisco Systems latest carrier class architecture and supports all of US Signal's products.

US Signals product portfolio includes a full suite of colocation, security, and computing services to complement its network offerings. Delivery of these services over their protected network ensures US Signal customers unparalleled flexibility, resiliency, and scalability to meet their business needs.

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