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Cervalis Announces Work Area Recovery Solutions

Cervalis, a premier and trusted provider of technology and IT services, today announced the availability of 600 dedicated work seats at its newest, and Connecticut’s largest, data center. The work area recovery space is for use as a backup location in the event a weather-related or other disaster hits the region. Dedicated work seats are also available at Cervalis’ other high- availability data centers in Stamford, Conn., Totowa, New Jersey, and Wappingers Falls, New York.

With hurricane season here until November, businesses are busy reviewing their disaster recovery and business continuity plans and taking steps to prevent downtime. “Many companies don’t anticipate the negative impact power outages, natural disasters and other such incidents can have on their business and reputation,” said Michael Boccardi, president and CEO of Cervalis.

Work area recovery is an integral part of intelligent business continuity planning. It allows employees to conduct business as usual under adverse conditions in a comfortable and secure environment that is supported by a reliable data center. These dedicated seats enable companies to remain online, maintain critical operations, preserve employee morale, and keep customers satisfied during unplanned disruptive events.

“Many businesses in the New York Metro area have faced significant interruptions as a result of inclement weather and natural disasters in recent years,” Boccardi said. “Having work area recovery seats at a data center is, essentially, an insurance policy against downtime."

During Superstorm Sandy, Cervalis maintained 100 percent uptime and supported thousands of clients through its data centers. The premier technology and IT services provider even hosted a global trading firm, through which billions of dollars in transactions flow, during and after the storm. (Case Study Here)

As a company built by IT veterans for IT teams, Cervalis understands the importance of security, accessibility, scalability and reliability in helping businesses achieve their goals. For more than a decade, the company has provided work area recovery to businesses in the tri-state region. Currently, more than 200 companies trust Cervalis to boost their business resiliency.

All of Cervalis’ data centers are SSAE 16 Type 2 and PCI compliant, as well as U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certified. Security is a top priority at each facility, meeting HIPPA standards and comprising a comprehensive, multi-layered program designed to protect customer environments. Clients include Fortune 500s to SMBs in the legal, healthcare, insurance, telecommunications, media and high tech industries.

About Cervalis

Cervalis offers a comprehensive suite of IT infrastructure solutions including managed hosting and storage, business continuity and disaster recovery, colocation and cloud computing services in an enterprise class environment. The company’s skilled professionals, world-class facilities and outstanding customer support provide clients with a secure IT environment that ensures business resilience. Cervalis’ state-of-the-art and fault-tolerant operations and recovery centers total more than 500,000-square-feet of space. The company offers world-class customer support with the technology needed to scale complex environments reliably and cost effectively. Cervalis is compliant with SSAE 16 Type 2 and PCI, as well as U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certified. To learn more about the Cervalis advantage and the company’s data centers, visit www.cervalis.com or call 1-866-602-2020 to schedule a tour.

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