XOsoft, a provider of continuous application availability software solutions, announced that several new customers have recently purchased their disaster recovery software in preparation for hurricane season.
New Florida customers include Gabor Insurance Services, a liability insurer, Ruden McClosky, a law firm, AutoNation, an automotive retailer of both new and used vehicles on the web, and ABC Fine
Wine and Spirits, a wine and spirits merchant.
“After the damage we sustained from hurricane Jeanne last year, we decided to open a second office up the coast,” says Reid Bohning, vice president of Gabor. He continued, “We also decided that we should create appropriate redundancy in our IT systems, and XOsoft has been a key part of that plan.”
Gabor purchased WANSyncHA and installed it on duplicate Microsoft SQL servers in both Miami and 160 miles North at the new facility in Sebastian, Fla.., with a fiber line running between the two cities to mirror every key stroke and provide duplicate automation if something were to happen to one of the sites.
“Last year’s hurricane season devastated many U.S. companies and cost the U.S. an estimated $42 billion, making it the most costly season on record,” said Tom O’Connell, president of XOsoft. He continued, “Companies in all industries are now taking measures to protect their companies’ data for the 2005 hurricane season; we have seen tremendous interest from the southeast in the past few months”.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane outlook predicts 7 to 9 hurricanes with 3 to 5 of them being predicted as major hurricanes.
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