M5 Hosting Introduces Data Protection Service

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – M5 Hosting, a worldwide leader in customized, high performance Linux and BSD dedicated server hosting solutions, today launched an off-site disaster recovery service powered by R1Soft Continuous Data Protection (CDP).

The new service, available on most servers, replaces the company’s existing CDP backup service, which only provided on-site data backup. Existing clients on the service will automatically be upgraded to the new service at no additional charge, and their backup data will automatically be relocated to an off-site facility. The CDP backup service starts at $50 per month, which includes all necessary software and 50GB of storage. Additional storage is billed at $30 per month for each additional 100GB.

“For our clients, hosting services are mission-critical and essential to the success of their businesses. It is imperative we offer a robust and redundant disaster recovery solution that allows our clients to quickly recover from unexpected crises. By utilizing off-site CDP backups for our clients, we can provide an enhanced ability to mitigate disasters and rapidly restore service,” said Michael J. McCafferty, CEO of M5 Hosting.

Earlier this month, M5 Hosting acquired nearly 13 miles of dark fiber, providing an additional 10Gbps of throughput between the company’s two data center facilities in San Diego. The additional capacity enabled the company to introduce today’s new service, and will enable the company to offer a wider variety of other specialty services, including multi-site load-balancing, multi-site clustering, and other multi-site services requiring low-latency synchronization of data.

R1Soft Continuous Data Protection works by reading hard disk volumes at the sector level, bypassing the file system to boost performance and slash recovery times. This disk sector synchronization is performed while the server is online and provides no interruption to other I/O requests, even on a busy server. By reading the disk at the lowest possible level, point-in-time recovery images contain backed up files and all the formatting, partition tables, and volume configuration needed for complete and near-instant disaster recovery.

M5 Hosting maintains a high-performance, route optimized network. The network features redundant carrier class Cisco 6509 routers with powerful SUP720-3BXL engines and maximum memory to handle the full and ever-expanding global route table. Like all multi-homed provider networks, M5 Hosting utilizes BGP for fault-tolerant routing over multiple Internet connections. The network also relies on multiple Gigabit connections to Tier-1 carriers and direct peering with over 100 other networks.

To learn more about M5 Hosting, please visit http://www.M5Hosting.com.

About M5 Hosting

As an industry leader in customized Linux and BSD dedicated server hosting solutions, M5 Hosting serves hundreds of small to medium sized business and enterprises worldwide. M5 Hosting specializes in managing unique client needs, ranging from supporting an individual project or building highly- available, distributed hosting solutions for mission-critical applications. M5 Hosting is based in San Diego, California and was founded in 2001 as a division of M5 Computer Security. The company has earned a perfect A+ score from the Better Business Bureau.

To learn more about M5 Hosting, please visit http://www.M5Hosting.com or call 1-877-344-4678.