Midwest Provider of Data Solutions Expands Cloud Business with Disaster Recovery Service

US Signal expands to better protect customer data through partnership with Cisco Powered™ services

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – April 15, 2015 — / — US Signal, an industry-leading network and cloud hosting provider and Cisco Managed Services Cloud Partner (MSCP), announced today it has expanded its portfolio of services with Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). DRaaS service will provide customers a wider range of disaster recovery options to ensure secure, reliable operations for US Signal’s growing customer base.

Home Computing Magazine reports that 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster and 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster.

“We’re very pleased to add DRaaS to our existing Data Protection Suite of services,” said Matt VanderZwaag, Director of Product Development . “Our entire Data Protection Suite complements our existing US Signal Cloud Hosting services and demonstrates our investment and commitment to providing our customers with solutions that allow them to expand and transform their business.”

US Signal DRaaS continuously replicates virtual machines, applications and operating systems of a primary server environment to a diverse, secure virtual data center. Best used as a proactive tool to protect businesses against possible information technology disasters, a fully replicated instance of the replicated environment can be deployed immediately and is fully managed by US Signal. DRaaS delivers consistent protection across an entire organization with the ability to support multiple sites on one or more virtual machines.

“Our customers trust our network and existing cloud infrastructure. Now they can trust US Signal to fully implement and test their Disaster Recovery plans,” continued VanderZwaag. “US Signal owns the data centers and the network between them. Customers placing workloads in our cloud can now replicate those resources and experience industry-leading latency and recovery response times meeting their lowest RPO and RTO requirements necessary to get their business up and running in the event of an unplanned happening. The overall solution we can provide is pretty special.”

US Signal will continue to develop products and solutions to meet client needs for innovative product offerings. Data protection is vital to longevity of businesses, companies that aren’t able to resume operations within ten days (of a disaster hit) are not likely to survive, according to the Strategic Research Institute.

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 Signal’s product portfolio includes a full suite of colocation, disaster recovery, security and cloud hosting services to complement its network offerings. Delivery of these services over their protected network ensures US Signal customer’s unparalleled flexibility, resiliency and scalability to meet their business needs.

Barbara Boshoven
VP, Corporate Affairs
Phone 866.2.SIGNAL
Fax 616.988.0414

US Signal Company
201 Ionia Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI
USA, 49503

Source: US Signal


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