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Bell brings Geminare Incorporated’s hosted business continuity solution to the Canadian SMB market

Bell brings Geminare Incorporated’s hosted business continuity solution to the Canadian SMB market

 

June 29, 2009 Toronto, ON – Bell and Geminare Incorporated today announced a strategic partnership that brings Canadian small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) a business continuity service that helps ensure continuous availability of applications and data, even in the event of a critical systems failure of disaster. The Bell Business Continuity Service 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.

For SMBs, which typically lack the resources to manage their IT infrastructure in the same way as their larger competitors, this offering delivers enterprise-class continuous availability, with no capital investment – a significant advantage in today’s volatile economy. The agreement also simplifies the buying experience for customers who want to deal with a single vendor for procurement, deployment, service and support of their business continuity requirements.

Bell clients can now access the Bell-delivered system developed by Geminare to ensure their critical technology infrastructure, including all Windows-based file and application servers, operates uninterrupted with a high state of availability, even in the case of a critical system failure.

The Bell Business Continuity Service features:

  • SaaS-based, data protection via real-time WAN replication of file servers and databases for Windows Servers, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft IIS, BlackBerry and Oracle.
  • Application availability via failover and failback for file servers, Exchange, SQL, IIS and Oracle.
  • Continuous data protection that provides data recovery in the event of isolated data corruption episodes.
  • 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

 

“With Bell’s Business Continuity Service, small and medium sized businesses get the peace of mind that their data will be protected and available when they need it, at a price that meets their budgets,” said Paul Rowe, Vice-President Marketing and Product Development for Bell Business Markets. “Bell has the experience and expertise businesses can rely upon as the Canadian leader in delivering SMB solutions that help maximize productivity and ultimately profitability.”

“With Geminare’s solution, Bell clients can compete in the technology marketplace previously reserved for the elite Fortune 500 organizations,” said Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare Incorporated. “Application and data availability is no longer a ‘nice to have,’ it’s an essential service clients assume has been taken care of. With Geminare, continuous data availability has finally become a reality with our rapidly deployed, enterprise-class solution. The Geminare platform lets Bell deliver disaster recovery and business continuity as a service to their clients, opening up highly sophisticated and powerful technology in a simple and accessible model,” Geist said.

About Geminare
Geminare is the leading provider of host-based continuity services that keeps your business 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. Based in Toronto Canada, Geminare services customers worldwide. For information, please visit www.geminare.com

About Bell
Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility and Solo Mobile wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on Bell’s products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca

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Susan Levinsky                                                Julie Smithers
Geminare – Director, Marketing                  Bell Media Relations
416 593-4443 x 237                                         416 528-9409
slevinsky [at] geminare.com                                            julie.smithers [at] bell.ca

Geminare’s SaaS Business Continuity Service Foundation for Ingram Micro’s New SMB Channel Offering

Geminare’s SaaS Business Continuity Service Foundation for Ingram Micro’s New SMB Channel Offering 

 

DALLAS, May 4, 2009 Industry Leader Ingram Micro today announced the availability of Ingram Micro Seismic Instant Recovery on Demand, by CA – a new, turn-key business continuity (BC) service that helps small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) ensure continuous availability of applications and data, even in the event of a critical systems failure or disaster, without additional IT infrastructure costs.

This hosted service, developed and patented by leading business continuity provider, Geminare Incorporated, enables Seismic partners to easily sell and deliver enterprise-class continuous availability to the SMB market, through a sophisticated online management and provisioning portal that handles the complete product lifecycle, from engagement and on-boarding of the channel partner and the end user, to quoting, provisioning and final billing requirements.

This new offering provides a unique business advantage to Seismic partners, enabling them to earn higher margins, deliver enhanced client value and build a much more collaborative and profitable managed services practice, without introducing additional infrastructure and labor expenses. Ingram Micro Seismic Instant Recovery on Demand will be demonstrated this week during the Seismic “Make Your Mark” Technology Fair, at the company’s 2009 “Make Your Mark” Seismic Partner Conference in Dallas, May 4th-6th.

“The Seismic offering extends Geminare’s reach to over 170,000 Ingram Micro channel partners,” said Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare Incorporated. “With this service, Seismic partners and their customers have access to a rapidly deployed, enterprise class solution. Utilizing the Geminare platform, Seismic can now empower their base of channel partners to sell disaster recovery and business continuity as a service into their customers, opening up highly sophisticated and powerful technology in a simple and accessible model.”

About Ingram Micro
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves approximately 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com For more information on Ingram Micro Seismic, please visit ingrammicro.com/seismic.

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. Based in Toronto Canada, Geminare services customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.geminare.com or contact:

Susan Levinsky
Director of Marketing
Geminare Incorporated
277 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1X1
Email: slevinsky [at] geminare.com
T – 416.593.4443 x237
F – 416.593.9097

CA and Geminare Short-Listed for 2009 CIR Business Continuity Awards

CA Instant Recovery on Demand, Powered by Geminare Short listed for coveted Business Continuity Award for “Most Innovative Solution of the Year”. 

 

The Business Continuity Awards is an annual program sponsored by “Continuity, Insurance & Risk” magazine. The awards recognize excellence within the field of Business Continuity and Operational Risk Management. To read more about this year’s awards, visit  http://www.businesscontinuityawards.com/

Geminare Announces the First Cloud-Based Storage Solution to Deliver Continuous Server Availability

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Contact:

Geminare Inc.
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Geminare Announces the First Cloud-Based Storage Solution to Deliver Continuous Server Availability to the SMB Market

 

MARCH 10TH, 2009 TORONTO, CANADA Geminare Incorporated introduces the first cloud-based storage service to deliver continuous server availability to Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) through a global network of authorized channel partners. This 100% channel-focused solution leverages the near infinite storage of Amazon’s Cloud Storage Service to deliver robust archiving while providing real-time data replication and continuous server availability in one integrated platform.

SMBs gain access to highly scalable, reliable, fast, and cost-effective storage, with the significant and unique ability to continue working without disruption during scheduled maintenance, local server downtime or an unplanned outage. Geminare gives channel partners and their SMB clients, 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. “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.”

Geminare’s Cloud Storage Service is available as a stand-alone managed service or as an add-on to Geminare’s Business Continuity Service – for SMBs with specific archiving needs.

Geminare 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 your server files even when your primary onsite server is down
• Enterprise class block level replication provides the ability to instantaneously failover and failback when your fileserver is restored
• 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
• Seamless integration with the leading cloud storage provider Amazon S3, absolutely zero configuration or setup required
• No impact on your production environment servers during compression,uploading, search or retrieval
• Utilization of Geminare’s Patent Pending high availability architecture
• Can be utilized as a stand-alone data archiving solution or as an add-on to the Geminare Continuous Availability solution

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 based in Toronto Canada with local offices in the USA and Europe to service channel partners and customers worldwide.

Geminare Incorporated Signs IT Giant Bechtle AG to Provide Geminareʼs Hosted Business Solution

Geminare Incorporated Signs IT Giant Bechtle AG to Provide Geminareʼs Hosted Business Continuity Solution to the EU SMB Market

Bechtle AG and Geminare GmbH team up to deliver a Hosted SaaS-based Business Continuity Solution

STOLBERG, GERMANY NOVEMBER 25, 2008 – Geminare Incorporated this week announced a strategic reseller partnership with managed service provider, Neckarsulm-based Bechtle AG, that brings to the EU market, the first SaaS-based Continuous Availability platform. This 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 reseller partnership with IT giant Bechtle, the most respected and well known system house in the EU, reinforces Geminareʼs commitment to expand within the EU through a network of local support and regional data centres to service growing demand.
As a result of the partnership, effective November 2008, Geminare will offer Bechtleʼs 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 Cologne
  • 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

“For SMBs in particular this solution gains a new prospect: 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.

“With the introduction of our Continuous Availability solution to the EU SMB market through strategic partnerships with companies like Bechtle, our European customers can now compete in the technology marketplace previously reserved for the elite Fortune 500 organizations,” said Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare Incorporated, Worldwide. “Application and data availability is an essential service customers assume has been taken care of. With Geminare, continuous data availability has finally become a reality with our rapidly deployed, enterprise-class solution. The Geminare platform lets Bechtle deliver business continuity as a service to their customers, opening up a highly sophisticated and powerful technology in a simple and accessible model,” Geist said.

About Bechtle – Operating from more than 60 locations throughout Europe, the Bechtle Group is one of Europe’s leading IT e-commerce providers. Founded in 1983, the company is based in Neckarsulm, Germany and currently employs more than 4200 people. Bechtle is a manufacturer-independent company that provides one-stop shopping for all the IT infrastructure and operational needs of its approximately 56,000 small and medium-sized industrial, public sector and financial market customers. Bechtle has been listed on the German stock exchange since 2000 and is also traded on the TecDAX. In 2007, turnover was at approximately 1.4 billion Euros. For more information, please visit www.bechtle.com.

About Geminare Inc. – Geminare is the leading provider of host-based continuity services that keep businesses running uninterrupted, during a system failure with no capital investment. Geminareʼs patented hosted SaaS platform enables Enterprise-class Continuous Availability to be delivered to the SMB market. Geminareʼs turn-key solutions facilitate real-time server replication with automatic failover, immediate remote operational capability with complete data protection. Based in Toronto Canada, Geminare services customers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.geminare.com.