Qube Managed Hosting Finds Flexibility in R1Soft Backup Software

December 12, 2011 by  

Web Hosting ServicesLONDON — Qube Managed Services, a cloud services and managed hosting provider, today announced the recent implementation of R1Soft Continuous Data Protection® (CDP) across its three carrier-class data centers in London, New York, and Zurich. CDP is a full replacement of the company’s previous backup software.

Qube’s selection of R1Soft CDP follows the company’s decision to find backup software more compatible with its needs; as a managed hosting provider, Qube has many different types of customers and servers, each with different backup and security needs. Further, Qube required a simpler approach to licensing. In search of a backup replacement well-suited to multi-tenant environments, Qube discovered R1Soft CDP Enterprise Edition.

In its analysis of backup alternatives, Qube evaluated each product’s functionality, security, and scalability in light of the special needs of a service provider. Across the board, it found R1Soft CDP to most fully meet the company’s objectives. R1Soft CDP not only features centralized management over multiple Linux, Windows, and VMware virtual servers, but also allows simple administration of new licenses. Designed specifically for hosting providers, CDP’s licensing structure and highly scalable software quickly and profitably accommodate expanding environments.

“For a managed hosting and cloud services company such as Qube, the positive difference experienced when switching to CDP is huge” explained Domingo Martinez, global marketing manager for R1Soft, a division of BBS Technologies. “From faster, lighter backups to more efficient management, the benefits of CDP are intended to further the objectives of the hosting provider.”

With the implementation of R1Soft CDP, Qube has gained advanced features such as Bare-Metal Restore, which enables customers’ data restore requests to be completed quickly. Additionally, Qube can use R1Soft CDP to backup up applications including MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and Microsoft Exchange Server.

“R1Soft Continuous Data Protection has surpassed Qube’s expectations of backup technology. Not only has CDP proven to be reliable and manageable, but its Bare-Metal Restore function is also useful for easily cloning servers, which has been an unexpected bonus for us,” said Andy Ashley, Strategy/R&D Manager. “The reporting feature has also been very valuable to our backup administration and management as it provides a quick overview of all of the backup job statuses.”

About Qube Managed Hosting Inc
Founded in 2001, Qube is a premier managed hosting provider. Qube offers VMware-based cloud services, managed dedicated HP server hosting, managed colocation, and low-latency IP transit services from our carrier-class London, New York, and Zurich data centre facilities. Qube are experts at building, managing, and monitoring hosted IT infrastructure solutions for organizations requiring a 24/7 e-commerce presence on the Web.

About R1Soft
R1Soft is the developer of Continuous Data Protection® (CDP), scalable and high-performance backup software for Windows and Linux servers in the cloud. Recognized as the leading commercial backup software in hosted services, R1Soft CDP is currently used by over 1,000 cloud infrastructure providers and protects more than 200,000 servers worldwide. R1Soft is a division of BBS Technologies.

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