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Geminare adds Recovery as a Service to Amazon’s Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

April 15th 2010, Toronto, ON – Geminare Incorporated today announced the availability of an Amazon Web Services EC2 Command and Control Module (CCM) on its Geminare 2.0 platform.

With the introduction of the Amazon CCM, customers who subscribe to Geminare’s Server Replication 2.0 offering, through its channel partners, can now choose the Amazon EC2 compute platform as their preferred recovery platform. The Amazon CCM not only monitors the underlying resources running the recovery site, but also provides complete control and management to its partners and their customers via Geminare’s Channel Enablement Platform. The launch of the Amazon CCM affords the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) market a single platform choice to deploy, manage and recover mission-critical applications.

Through deploying Geminare Server Replication 2.0 on the Amazon EC2 Platform, Geminare partners can revolutionize the way disaster recovery, business continuity and server replication services are delivered through the Cloud – providing their customers a cost-effective way to manage and monitor their cloud server infrastructure from anywhere, at any time.

“As we worked with partners to launch Recovery as a Service (RaaS) solutions within their Cloud product portfolio, it quickly became clear that they needed a low-touch, high-availability (HA) server replication offering that allowed them to select the destination cloud of their choosing – whether it be Amazon, VMware or their own physical infrastructure. The Amazon CCM is testimony to our ability to meet our partners’ requirements, and an indication of Geminare’s commitment to continue developing our 2.0 Platform to accommodate the needs of our existing and potential new partners, and their end customers.” said Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare Incorporated.

Geminare’s Server Replication 2.0 provides additional deployment models including physical-to-cloud, cloud-to-cloud and cloud migration capabilities.

Geminare’s Server Replication 2.0 Feature Summary:
• Enterprise class server replication in a Recovery as a Service (RaaS) Model.
• Packaged and delivered to provide rapid deployment within the Small and Mid-sized Market segments.
• Failover and run workloads for your critical applications such as MS Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, BlackBerry and others from virtually any Cloud Provider’s platform, all through a single mouse click.
• Restore operations back to your primary servers through a single mouse click. Failback, while continuing to allow users access to their data all with no onsite hardware appliance required.
• True visibility of your protection status with frequent, detailed and complete non-disruptive disaster recovery tests.

For more information on Geminare’s Server Replication in the Cloud please visit http://www.cloudrecoveryondemand.com

About Geminare
Geminare leads the Recovery as a Service market by enabling Cloud Service Providers to white-label hosted Server Replication offerings for their customers, delivered through their own Cloud Compute and Storage platforms.

Geminare is dedicated to furthering the Recovery as a Service market by building game-changing Cloud technologies which can be delivered through Partners to the Small and Medium Enterprise markets. Currently in the market with Server Replication, Geminare counts amongst its partners Hosting.com, Bell, Synergy Global Solutions, CA Inc. and many other leading organizations. Geminare is located in Toronto, Canada with operations and partners in the USA, Canada and Europe.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Geminare Incorporated:
Tom Katsiroubas
Geminare Incorporated
416 593-4443 x 237
tkatsiroubas [at] geminare.com
www.geminare.com

Geminare vaults the Recovery as a Service market forward: Geminare Server Replication 2.0 for Cloud

March 18th 2010, Toronto, ON – Geminare Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Geminare Server Replication 2.0, its next generation hosted product that can be integrated with virtually all Cloud Compute, Storage and Hosting Platforms in the market today.

With Geminare Server Replication 2.0, Cloud providers can now provide their customers with Geminare’s revolutionary Server Replication service, in addition to their Cloud Compute and Storage products. Used in conjunction with Geminare 2.0’s Channel Enablement Platform, Cloud providers can rapidly enable Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) solutions, to deliver white-labeled, game-changing products designed to capitalize on the enormous, multi-billion dollar RaaS market.

“This release represents a next-generation rewrite of the technology stack underlying our Server Replication Service, which over the past three years has been adopted worldwide,” said Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare Incorporated. “With Geminare 2.0, our Partners can provide immediate management, monitoring and Server Replication on physical and virtual hosts running on any platform, including Public and Private Clouds, and physical systems located on premise or around the globe.”

Through deploying Geminare Server Replication 2.0 on their own platforms, Cloud Providers can revolutionize the way disaster recovery, business continuity and server replication services are delivered – affording their customers and partners the ability to manage and monitor their physical or virtual server infrastructure from anywhere, at any time, truly representing a tectonic shift in the way Recovery as a Service can be deployed and utilized.

Craig McLellan, Hosting.com’s Chief Technology Officer, states, “We are among the first partners to utilize the Geminare 2.0 Server Replication offering, and we are thrilled with the market response, with customers adopting the service before our pilot program even completed. We believe this product will have a dramatic impact in the Cloud Services market.”

Geist added, “Hosting.com is leading the way in providing its customers with the ability to protect their servers both onsite and in the cloud through their world renowned data center infrastructure. We are delighted to have Hosting.com as our business partner, and are greatly encouraged by its early market success.”

Geminare’s Server Replication 2.0 introduces increased support for different applications and platforms, advanced reporting and managing capabilities, and more flexible deployment models including physical to cloud, cloud to cloud and cloud migration capabilities.

Geminare’s Server Replication 2.0 Feature Summary:
• Enterprise class server replication in a Recovery as a Service (RaaS) Model.
• Packaged and delivered to provide rapid deployment within the Small and Mid-sized Market segments.
• Failover and run workloads for your critical applications such as MS Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, BlackBerry and others from virtually any Cloud Provider’s platform, all through a single mouse click.
• Restore operations back to your primary servers through a single mouse click Failback, while continuing to allow users access to their data.
• Archival file capabilities for long-term retention to any Cloud providers storage platform through the Cloud Storage Protection Option.
• True visibility of your protection status with frequent, detailed and complete non-disruptive disaster recovery tests.

For more information on Geminare’s Server Replication in the Cloud please visit  http://www.cloudrecoveryondemand.com

About Geminare
Geminare is a software development and cloud enablement company dedicated to furthering the Recovery as a Service market by building game-changing Cloud technologies which can be delivered through Partners to the Small and Medium Enterprise markets. Currently in the market with Server Replication, Geminare counts amongst its partners Hosting.com, Bell, Synergy Global Solutions, CA Inc. and many other leading organizations. Geminare is located in Toronto, Canada with operations and partners in the USA, Canada and Europe.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Geminare Incorporated:
Susan Levinsky
Geminare – Director, Marketing
416 593-4443 x 237
slevinsky [at] geminare.com
www.geminare.com

Tier1 Research: “Geminare has stealthy SaaS approach to DR that’s gaining converts”

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Geminare has stealthy SaaS approach to DR that’s gaining converts
Enterprise and Mass-Market Hosting

 

By Jim Davis, senior analyst
Tier 1 Research
September 29, 2009

Geminare is a small software firm tucked away in Toronto, Canada, whose technology is powering business continuity services for companies like CA Inc, Bechtle AG and now Bell Canada, with more to be added soon. The company’s SaaS model and use of cloud services is enabling partners to bring disaster recovery services to the SMB market.

The technology

Geminare’s core technology is a software platform called HUB that controls application processes from ordering, provisioning and billing to control and management. The firm currently offers two services on this platform – a server replication offering for business continuity, and a cloud storage service.
The Business Continuity Service (BCS) offering offers failover and failback for Windows applications like Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Oracle 91 or 10g, and Microsoft IIS. Geminare has built a private cloud for the service using VMware.
Geminare’s Cloud Storage Service is available as a stand-alone managed service or as an add-on to BCS. The service uses Amazon S3 for continuous data protection. Geminare uses server replication to capture changes on file servers, and then compress, archive, and encrypt the data for storage.

Competition

Other disaster recovery and business continuity services have come onto the scene, which focus on a wider audience of enterprise customers. T1R has recently covered Simply Continuous, to name one example. Geminare also goes up against the IBM and SunGard vanguard, of course, while Dell’s MessageOne is an example of a competitor in the application failover space.

Reseller partners

Bell Canada is the first telco to publicly offer server replication services using Geminare’s platform. Geminare expects several other telcos will announce services using its technology by year’s end. While Geminare has built up its service using space from colocation providers, one interesting possibility is that the firm’s software could run on a telco’s cloud infrastructure inside their own datacenter. In this model, Geminare licenses the software and also aims for a revenue share agreement.
CA is an example of a reseller partner that should help Geminare scale its services dramatically; its Instant Recovery On Demand services is being sold through CA’s 13,000 channel partners. For customers like CA, Geminare is managing the service for partners, though it can still be hosted in partner datacenters.
Managed hosting firms are another target for Geminare; executives say they are in conversations with a number of potential partners.

T1R take

DR services no longer are exclusively the domain of specialist technology firms. Telcos, managed hosting firms and systems integrators are all going to be vying to supply services to the SMB market. Partnerships with companies like Geminare are a good way to dip into the market and understand customer preferences and price sensitivity.

Bechtle AG adds Geminare’s hosted Business Continuity Service to direct sales division

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Bechtle AG adds Geminare’s hosted Business Continuity Service to direct sales division, Bechtle Direct.

 

Stolberg, GERMANY JULY 29, 2009 Geminare Incorporated this week announced Neckarsulm-based partner Bechtle AG, now offers Geminare’s hosted Business Continuity Service through their catalogue and online direct sales division, Bechtle Direct.

With over 121,000 weekly visitors to its online store, Bechtle Direct will leverage its presence in 11 countries to promote Geminare’s SaaS-based Continuous Availability platform to Small and Medium sized businesses (SMBs) across the EU.

This Business continuity offering trumps current simple online backup solutions in the market with a highly advanced and effective high-availability solution, previously only available on custom built enterprise-class dedicated hardware and software systems. This service is easily deployed, and offers set-up within 24 hours, with no capital investment.

The Bechtle Direct agreement is part of a broader reseller partnership with IT giant Bechtle AG, the most respected and well known system house and IT e-commerce provider in the EU. The agreement reinforces Geminare’s commitment to expand within the EU through a network of local support and regional data centres to service growing demand.

Effective August 2009, Bechtle Direct will offer its SMB customers a host-based system that ensures their critical technology infrastructure, including all Windows based file and application servers, operates uninterrupted, with continuous access to both data and applications, even in the case of a critical system failure.

The offering includes:
• SaaS-based, data protection via real-time WAN replication of Windows file servers, database and applications servers for Microsoft Exchange, SQL, IIS as well as Oracle and Blackberry
• Continuous data protection that provides instant data recovery in the event of isolated data corruption episodes, from a top tier data centre in Aache
• Application availability via fully automated failover and failback for all supported servers with no onsite hardware required
• Disaster recovery site compliance through fully automated, scheduled tests of an organization’s disaster recovery system without disrupting the production environment or existing data protection
• Provisioning and deployment in days from start of customer management, replication and reporting

“Through Bechtle Direct, it’s easier than ever for SMBs to realize Continuous System Availability based on a powerful, quick to implement, flexible and scalable technology. By eliminating downtimes and breakdown costs, the constant server operation automatically makes a contribution to stabilise the business activities”, says Jörg Öynhausen, Managing Director of Bechtle Remote Services GmbH.

“The Geminare platform lets Bechtle Direct deliver business continuity as a service to their customers in 11 countries and 6 languages across the EU, opening up a highly sophisticated and powerful technology in a simple and accessible model,” says Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare Incorporated, Worldwide.

About Bechtle
Bechtle provides full coverage with more than 50 system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is one of Europe’s leading IT e-commerce providers. It is a combination that allows Bechtle to pursue a unique business strategy in Europe – a blend of system house services and direct sales of branded IT products. Bechtle is a manufacturer-independent company that provides one-stop shopping for all the IT infrastructure needs of more than 56,000 customers from industry, the public sector and the financial markets. Bechtle has a workforce of about 4,400 people, in 2008, the company generated revenues amounting to 1.43 billion euros.

 www.bechtle.com

From their online stores and print catalogue, Bechtle Direct offers more than 37,000 IT products – hardware, software, and accessories – through a single source to businesses in 11 countries across the EU.

About Geminare
Geminare is the leading provider of host-based continuity services that keep businesses running uninterrupted, during a system failure with no capital investment. Our patented hosted SaaS platform enables Enterprise Class Continuous Availability to be delivered to the SMB market. Geminare’s turn-key solutions facilitate real-time server replication with automatic failover, immediate remote operational capability with complete data protection. Headquartered in Toronto Canada, Geminare services customers worldwide through local support offices such as Geminare GmbH.

For more information, contact:

Susan Levinsky, Director, Marketing slevinsky [at] geminare.com

Synergy Global Solutions selects Geminare Incorporated for First Cloud-Based Storage Service

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TEL: (416) 593.4443
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Synergy Global Solutions selects Geminare Incorporated for First Cloud-Based Storage Service to Deliver Zero System Downtime to SMBs

 

July 7th, 2009 Toronto, Canada Synergy Global Solutions the second largest Managed Services Provider in the United States based on the number of managed seats, has chosen Geminare’s cloud-based storage service for their Small and Medium Sized Business (SMBs) clients. The solution combines the power of Amazon’s S3 data storage infrastructure with real-time data replication to deliver robust archiving and high availability in one integrated platform.

“With this service we can offer our 75,000 managed Desktops access to highly scalable, reliable, fast, and cost-effective storage, with the significant and unique ability to continue working without disruption during an unplanned outage or scheduled maintenance,” said Clark Crook, President, Synergy Global Solutions. “Best of all, our clients have the capacity to add these capabilities on the fly, without investing in new infrastructure, staff, or software.”

“Clients can automatically compress and archive selected directories and files into the Amazon Cloud for up to 7 years, and pull down saved, deleted or archived versions at any time through Geminare’s secure portal,” said Joshua Geist, President and CEO of Geminare Incorporated. “In addition, because the Cloud Storage service is based on the Geminare Continuous Availability Architecture, clients can failover their servers and run directly from the cloud when needed”.

This archiving capability enables SMBs to meet the strictest compliance standards, easily and without specialized expertise while protecting their onsite data from accidental deletions, modifications or corruption. Real-time replication ensures that, in the case of an unplanned outage, users are instantly redirected to a mirror version of their fileserver, which is immediately available at a secure Top Tier data center. Business continues as usual.

Synergy Cloud Storage Advantages
• The first continuous availability storage and archiving system designed around the needs of businesses
• File archiving and retrieval as far back as 7 years to meet complete business regulatory requirements
• Auto Failover capability means the ability to provide immediate access to server files even when primary onsite server is down
• Provided as a managed service offering with complete Top Tier Data Center and management console included
• Absolutely no onsite hardware, software licenses or technical resources required to provision or manage the service
• No impact on production environment servers during compression, uploading, search or retrieval
• Leverages Patent Pending high availability architecture

About Geminare
Geminare is the leading provider of host-based continuity, data protection, and archiving services that keep businesses running uninterrupted with no capital investment. Our unique, patented hosted SaaS platform puts Enterprise-class Continuous Availability, Data Protection, and business-level Archiving in the hands of Small-to Medium-sized businesses, by eliminating the need for additional investment in infrastructure, hardware and software. Geminare’s turn-key solutions facilitate real-time server replication with automatic failover, immediate remote operational capability, with complete data archiving and protection. Geminare’s head office is in Toronto Canada with local offices in the USA and Europe to service channel partners and customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.geminare.com

About Synergy
Synergy Global Solutions is the second largest Managed Services Provider in the United States based on the number of managed seats, with more than $70 million in annual sales. The company provides a variety of technology based service and support offerings like storage, network monitoring, and help desk services to over 600 domestic and international clients. For more information, visit www.synergygs.com