New Service Assures Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

MCLEAN, VA, August 13, 2012 –/ — VirtualSharp Software, the leading provider of next generation automated Disaster Recovery solutions for private and public clouds, today announced that Host Ventura, a leading European specialist in Dedicated Managed Hosting, has based its RaaS platform on VirtualSharp’s ReliableDR so that companies can protect their vital applications and guarantee recovery.

“A new generation of recovery-in-the-cloud offerings has the potential to improve the frequency with which provider customers can conduct live testing, and eliminate recovery configuration server and storage capital cost. To remain competitive, Disaster Recovery providers are continuously improving remote access to their data centers, which enables in-house recovery management teams to orchestrate live exercises remotely, without having to travel,” wrote John Morency, research vice president at Gartner, Inc. in “Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2012″ (Research Paper G00233826).

“We see an increasing need for Hosted Disaster Recovery services in the market, mainly for SMBs and mid-market companies,” said Tom Arentsen, Technical Director at Host Ventura and a VMware Certified Design Expert, the highest certification available from VMware. “These companies do not have the capabilities of owning a secondary data center, but have a heavily virtualized infrastructure running their critical applications whose continuity of services has to be assured with very tight SLAs, just like bigger companies.”

Using VirtualSharp’s ReliableDR, Host Ventura can now offer companies a safe infrastructure within their data centers and ensure a fully automated Disaster Recovery process from the infrastructure components all the way up to the application stack. As ReliableDR constantly tests and measures against the SLAs defined, not only will applications be brought back up successfully by Host Ventura’s service, but they will also fully meet the contractual agreements with their customers.

Arentsen continued: “Providing end-to-end visibility and giving our customers the tools and reporting capabilities to measure our service further strengthens our relationship and creates confidence.”

The VirtualSharp solution allows Host Ventura to enforce RPOs and predict RTOs at the application level and gives customers continuous insight in the status of Disaster Recovery readiness of their applications via a web portal without the need to install anything on their premises.

“We are very pleased that Host Ventura has chosen VirtualSharp to build and deliver their cutting edge RaaS solution,” said Michael Hillewaert, VP of International Sales at VirtualSharp Software. “This new service for smaller and medium size businesses shows the importance of Disaster Recovery Assurance beyond the traditional limited capabilities across all customer sizes.”

About Host Ventura
Host Ventura is a Managed Hosting Solutions and Service Management Services provider based in Sofia, Bulgaria, with regional operating centers in Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Argentina and Poland. The company is led by business-driven PRINCEII, ITIL and Microsoft certified experts with a wealth of experience in the IT sector. The company pays special attention to each and every client helping them create, build and maintain the most innovative, reliable and cost-effective infrastructure and related managed hosting solutions. For more information, visit:

About VirtualSharp Software
VirtualSharp Software was founded in 2010 to address the new Disaster Recovery needs for the cloud era. VirtualSharp, an elite-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops next generation Disaster Recovery software for private and public clouds that continuously and automatically certifies the recoverability of services running in the cloud. VirtualSharp’s software enables unparalleled levels of resiliency for virtual IT infrastructures and full alignment between IT Disaster Recovery and Corporate Business Continuity Planning. For more information, visit:

About the Hype Cycle
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