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Business continuity briefs:
11th November 2014

'Business continuity briefs' provides a summary of new product and services press releases and other useful resources published recently:

7th Annual BCP & IT DR Conference
9th January 2015, New Delhi.
This conference aims to create a forum where different industries come together and share their BCP and IT DR issues. It includes interactive discussions, case studies and technology demonstrations. http://www.cerebralbusiness.com/bcp/

Onyx Group celebrates 20th birthday
One of the UK’s leading and longest established providers of IT infrastructure and support is celebrating 20 years in business.
Onyx Group, which started its life in 1994 as an ISP provider in Middlesbrough, now employs more than 120 staff across its ten UK sites and offers a comprehensive IT infrastructure and support service.

Neil Stephenson, CEO of Onyx Group, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating this significant milestone in Onyx’s history. The company has developed from a regional, home grown IT company to a national technology provider.

“As changes in technology have come and gone, we have needed to adapt our business to stay ahead of the curve and provide services that are relevant to our customers. This is why after continually investing in, and enhancing, our infrastructure and service portfolio we have grown from an ISP to a complete provider of managed IT infrastructure and support services.”

Onyx Group has ten sites throughout the UK including London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Rotherham and Teesside. This includes five data centres and six workplace recovery facilities.


Vision Solutions makes two major product updates
Vision Solutions, Inc., a provider of disaster recovery, high availability and migration software and services, has announced the release of two major product updates: MIMIX 8.0 and Double-Take 7.1. These product releases demonstrate the company’s increased focus on the cloud, optimising its industry-leading migration, availability and disaster recovery solutions to deliver features designed to provide additional flexibility, scalability and ease-of-use for customers in this environment.

With flexible licensing options, simplified configuration workflows, enhanced performance for near-zero recovery point objectives (RPOs) and reduced total cost of ownership, these updates make cloud adoption stress-free and ensure cloud and managed service providers can adequately protect their growing customer base from downtime and data loss.

Metered usage billing options for MIMIX 8.0 and Double-Take 7.1 provide competitive, subscription-based licensing models that support the needs of managed service providers and remove barriers for mid-market companies seeking DR services with a pay-as-you-go option that shifts costs from a capital expense to an operating expense.

In addition, companies can benefit from the flexibility of Vision Solutions’ disaster recovery solutions that protect and recover across any hardware, storage, operating system or platform. These solutions bolster companies’ business continuity planning, whether they are implementing cloud solutions for the first time, integrating cloud into a hybrid data center strategy, or migrating to a new or different cloud environment. Clients can seamlessly incorporate these cloud-based solutions across any source or destination for data storage and application availability with simplified workflows and class leading recovery point objectives.


Enterprises planning widespread deployment of multi-cloud IT architectures in 2015
Equinix, Inc. has announced the results of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research that uncovers global trends in information technology strategies for 2015. The survey of more than 650 IT decision makers in Australia, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, North America, and Singapore found that the vast majority (77 percent) plan to implement multi-cloud architectures in the coming year. The survey also shows these same decision makers are seeking interconnected colocation data center environments because they offer direct connections to multiple cloud providers for increased security, reliability and performance.

A full copy of the report can be downloaded here.

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Date: 11th November 2014 • Region: Various

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