Premier Asset Management Moves To Cloud-Based Business Continuity Strategy With Double-Take® Softwar
Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ: DBTK), today announced that Premier Asset Management Limited, a leading financial services and asset management company, is using Double-Take to protect its critical applications and data against the risk of failure.
[UKPRwire, Mon Nov 09 2009] Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ: DBTK), today announced that Premier Asset Management Limited, a leading financial services and asset management company, is using Double-Take to protect its critical applications and data against the risk of failure. Premier has also recently shifted its back-up and recovery systems to a hosted data centre provided by partner Commensus PLC, a specialist in cloud hosting services.
Kevin Strange, divisional director of information technology at Premier, said, “We rely on Double-Take to replicate our application data and workloads, providing comprehensive protection against issues such as downtime or IT failure. By using Commensus to host our back-up and recovery systems, we can reduce our IT running costs and operating expenses using this subscription-based model. We have been using Double-Take for over two years to protect our systems, and this change in our continuity strategy was made a lot easier by the trust that we have in this solution.”
Premier relies on Double-Take Software to provide high availability and disaster recovery support for its applications and data, including Microsoft Exchange 2003, SQL Server and Oracle databases, Citrix and file servers. The company continues to expand its use of Double-Take as applications grow in importance and the business expands.
The move to a hosted approach by Premier comes as part of a general trend towards customers using the cloud and managed services. “Organisations know that they have to protect their IT systems against downtime, but the perception has been that business continuity is an expensive option in today’s economic climate,” commented Ian Masters, UK sales and marketing director at Double-Take Software. “This is not the case: using the cloud and a managed services provider together with Double-Take is a cost-effective way to achieve real protection against failure, as well as providing businesses with the opportunity to be more flexible in how they manage their IT workloads.”
About Double-Take® Software
Headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, Double-Take® Software (Nasdaq: DBTK) is a leading provider of affordable workload optimisation products that are simple to use and enable IT managers to easily move, protect, recover and more flexibly run critical IT workloads in physical and virtual environments, regardless of platform or location. With its unparalleled partner programs, technical support, and professional services, Double-Take Software is the solution of choice for more than 19,000 customers worldwide, from SMEs to the Fortune 500. Information about Double-Take Software’s products and services can be found at www.doubletake.com.
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