Capital Continuity aims for swift data recovery

Capital Continuity aims for swift data recovery

Business continuity disaster recovery service intends to serve priorities of IT managers

Business continuity and recovery service Capital Continuity has claimed that it is the only service in the market to offer a guarantee of recovering an organisation’s data in 15 minutes should a disaster or business interruption occur.

Through the launch of its Business Interruption Protection Service (BIPS) last week, Capital Continuity offers complete bare metal recovery of a failed server in quarter of an hour, regardless of the customer’s storage capacity. The data is duplicated, recovered and followed by a remote pilot testing of the system.

Nigel Hoggart, director of Capital Continuity, said: “There is a sense of frustration in the continuity market, as businesses are let down by the ability to bring servers back in an appropriate time span ­ they are
having to wait two to three days.

“Capital Continuity protects organisations on Microsoft platforms and servers in real time, responding and getting bare metal servers back up in just 15 minutes.”
Recent surveys indicate that business continuity has leapt to the top of IT managers’ priority list due to new legislation and compliance.

Lee Exall, technical director at Capital Continuity, said: “Capital Continuity is also looking to recruit new resellers, with which we will work closely to see what value Capital Continuity can bring to them.”
However, Jon Thorpe, managing director of VAR ACS office solutions, was doubtful that data could be retrieved in such a short time in the event of a big disaster.

“Disaster recovery could probably be achieved in 15 minutes, as that is about the same time as ACS takes, but it depends on what the customer needs restoring,” he said.