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Gigenet Partners with R1Soft to Offer Continuous Data Protection for All Clients

February 09
17:01 2009

Web Hosting WireCHICAGO — Gigenet, a worldwide leader in virtual hosting, dedicated servers, colocation, and DDoS protection, announced today it has partnered with R1Soft, the developer of Continuous Data Protection ® (CDP), to offer a robust, full-scale data protection solution for its clients.

R1Soft’s next-generation data protection solution, which offers near-continuous disk-based data backup for Linux and Windows servers, will be deployed fully in Gigenet’s Arlington Heights, Ill. private datacenter facility. Dedicated server and colocation clients may add CDP as needed to their servers in the facility, paying only $.50 per protected gigabyte with no charge for additional CDP agents. Virtual hosting clients are fully protected with CDP automatically at no additional charge.

“Data protection is a non-negotiable, absolute necessity for any enterprise doing business online. In adding R1Soft CDP, our clients will be able to protect their data affordably and easily. By charging only per protected gigabyte with no startup costs, data protection in our datacenter is flexible, scalable, and ultimately, practical for businesses, large and small. That gives us a real edge against our competitors, and as we continue to grow, we can boast an important new selling point,” said Brandon Hale, Gigenet Director of Sales & Marketing.

Gigenet will offer R1Soft’s CDP for MySQL database module, allowing even busy MySQL databases to be protected in real-time without a notable impact on server performance. True-Granular Restore™ allows server administrators to recover databases as needed—restoring data as small as just one row or table in a database in just seconds.

With today’s announcement, Gigenet has joined the distinguished R1Soft Hosting Partner Program (R1HPP). As a hosting partner, Gigenet gains access to a wide variety of sales and marketing resources from R1Soft. Gigenet also receives priority technical support and first-access to new software updates and patches. In addition, R1Soft will work directly with Gigenet to maximize revenue and most effectively leverage CDP technology to benefit end users.

“Our R1Soft Hosting Partner Program offers key advantages for Gigenet, which will benefit from greater exposure, additional backend support, and access proprietary sales and marketing resources. We look forward to working more directly with Gigenet to make its deployment of our technology as successful as possible,” said David Wartell, vice president of R1Soft, a division of BBS Technologies, Inc.

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Operating its own 17,000 sq. ft. private data facility in Arlington Heights, Ill., Gigenet is a top-tier provider of colocation, dedicated servers, virtual hosting and DDoS protection. Gigenet services businesses of all sizes, including enterprises and Fortune 500 companies.

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