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Fri., Oct. 7, 2011, 9:56 a.m.

IT-Lifeline releases cloud-based recovery service for Amazon Web Services

Liberty Lake's IT-Lifeline has announced it's become the first company to offer a cloud-based disaster recovery option over Amazon Web Services (AWS).  AWS is Amazon's rentable online cloud service that gives companies computing capacity on an as-needed basis.

IT-Lifeline will license software from CommVault that is designed for quick and reliable data restoration. CommVault's chief recovery product is the Simpana suite of services.

A company press release noted that cloud-based disaster recovery offers customers the ability to pay for disaster recovery capacity only when required, instead of having a fixed ongoing cost for a service that may be used occasionally or even not at all.

The new IT-Lifeline service is called BlackCloud Edge. It will be targeted toward midsized businesses, said company spokesman Brandon Tanner.

Pricing is based on data capacity. BlackCloud Edge is priced at approximately 75 cents per gigabyte per month.

A company release included a quote from Terry Wise, director of business development for Amazon Web Services:

“Amazon Web Services is pleased to see the innovative approach from IT-Lifeline with itsr disaster recovery solution.  With the secure, on-demand, pay as you go services of AWS, BlackCloud Edge customers are able to scale up infrastructure on an as-needed basis providing them the agility to optimize their resources during a disaster recovery scenario."

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