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Digicel to host disaster recovery seminars

Digicel Bermuda is this week staging two free seminars on Disaster Recovery as a Service.

With hurricane season just around the corner, the company says it will offer advice to help businesses maintain their continuity even through dire circumstances in sessions on both Wednesday and Thursday.

The main speaker will be Michael Branco, business solutions director for Digicel Bermuda. Mr Branco has assisted with disaster recovery locally, including a Island-wide blackout and businesses destroyed by fire.

“The idea of disaster recovery is not new,” Mr Branco said. “The old-fashioned method was to manually back up data and physically move it to another location. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) uses cloud technology to simplify and automate this process while actually cutting costs for the company.”

With DRaaS, there is no need for IT personnel to physically transport back-ups or manually rebuild servers, the company said, as data and applications are stored and mirrored off-site and can be accessed via the cloud, while business data is stored in an off-site data centre

“Digicel Business operates its DRaaS platform across multiple data centres in Bermuda, the region, and offshore jurisdictions,” Mr Branco said. “This allows our customers to replicate data locally and keep it protected at the Digicel data centres of their choice, both in Bermuda and abroad.”

He added that the seminars would explain “why it is so critical to have a disaster recovery solution in place before something happens”.

The seminars will be held at the Digicel Business Solutions Centre on the fourth floor of Washington Mall Phase II from 5.30pm to 7pm on both Wednesday and Thursday this week.

To reserve a place, e-mail BDA_RSVP@digicelgroup.com.

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Published May 05, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated May 04, 2014 at 8:30 pm)

Digicel to host disaster recovery seminars

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