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PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 20, 2013 — / — PHD Virtual Technologies, a pioneer in virtual backup and innovator of disaster recovery assurance solutions, announced today they are the chosen provider of on-site and off-site back-up solutions for Sea Tow Services, International Inc., a 24/7 on-water assistance fleet for boaters.

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A few years ago, Sea Tow relied on physical servers, backing up to tape as its primary data protection method. After researching a variety of options to take advantage of virtualization, Sea Tow installed VMware and selected PHD Virtual as the backup solution due to ease of use, performance and cost effectiveness. The company does backup locally with PHD Virtual Backup, then offsite to Amazon S3 with PHD CloudHook, the first virtual data protection solution to offer a seamless and painless link to cloud storage for backup, archiving and disaster recovery.

“Recently, our domain controller server became corrupt and by using PHD’s Instant Recovery feature, we were able to recover and come back online in just minutes. Our business is based on immediate response and had we not had PHD in place, that incident could have cost us dearly,” said Mark Szczepanik, System Administrator. “Any interruption could cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, and lost clients. That one incident has paid for our back up and data protection solutions for years to come.”

“Sea Tow has critical customer data and information that must be kept secure and ready at a moment’s notice as boaters rely on them for quick response,” said Joe Noonan, Senior Product Manager, PHD Virtual. “Utilizing PHD’s virtual appliance gives them low overhead and completes backups without over taxing the servers.”

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PHD Virtual provides the best value in data protection and recovery assurance for virtual and cloud environments. More than 6,500 customers worldwide rely on its solutions that reduce the risks and costs of recovery, are easier to use and far more affordable than competitive alternatives. PHD Virtual has been transforming data protection and recovery assurance since 2006. For more information, please visit:

About Sea Tow
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Sea Tow Services International Inc. is the nation’s leading on-water assistance provider. Established in 1983 by Founder & CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow now serves members in more than 100 locations throughout the United States, Europe, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In addition to providing peace of mind on the water 24/7 to Sea Tow members and other boaters, Sea Tow also offers innovative, free boating safety and information services to the public, including the Sea Tow App for smartphones, Sea Tow’s Automated Radio Check Service, and the nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Station program. For more information, visit and

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