DENVER, July 10 / - (Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, BOOTH #1015) - Ongoing Operations, which provides business continuity solutions to credit unions, has signed an agreement to use Teneros as its disaster recovery solution for Microsoft Exchange.
Ongoing Operations was founded to address the lack of business continuity options for smaller financial organizations, which face the same regulatory and compliance pressures as major financial institutions but without the IT budgets. The company is growing rapidly and now serves 40 credit unions across the country.
In addition to 24X7 email continuity in the event of a disaster, key services Ongoing Operations offers include:
o Remote workspace
o Back-up hardware
o Infrastructure recovery
o Data protection and recovery
"It's absolutely critical for credit unions to keep their email up at all times, even in the face of a natural disaster or power outage," said Kirk Drake, founder and CEO of Ongoing Operations. "Money is a very sensitive topic, so being able to maintain electronic communications with individual customers not only allows credit unions to keep their businesses running, but it prevents them from suffering devastating damage to their reputations. Teneros appliances allow us to provide that business-critical, 24X7 email uptime, which is exactly what our clients need."
"Because Ongoing Operations specializes in providing continuity services to credit unions, it understands the regulations and requirements of this market, including how critical email communications are to these businesses that manage financial transactions," said Steve Lewis, Teneros CEO. "Our partnership is an excellent example of how Teneros can eliminate email downtime for mid-market customers, regardless of the size of their IT budget."
Drake said he looked at software-based solutions, but the complicated installation and high ongoing maintenance costs did not meet his clients' needs. "With more expensive solutions we'd be looking at 10 to 12 hours of downtime, which also means 10 to 12 hours of our time to manage the recovery of Exchange," he said. "Teneros offers a reliable, real-time solution that does not absorb IT resources - it is the right solution for mid-market companies."
The announcement was made at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, where Teneros has been named a finalist for Microsoft Corp.'s Partner of the Year Award in OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing. The awards recognize top Microsoft Partners delivering innovative, market-leading, Microsoft-based solutions. Teneros is an Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Microsoft Gold Partner.
About Ongoing Operations
Founded in 2005, Ongoing Operations' solutions are designed to accomplish two key tasks. First, effectively solve a business continuity need. Second, provide a member service enhancement or eliminate an alternative expense for the credit union. In addition to proving all the traditional IT Infrastructure-type services, the company also works hard to focus on solving business continuity for the entire credit union. This includes developing solutions to help the efficiency of marketing, human resources, accounting, operations, lending and other departments. Ongoing Operations is headquartered in Hagerstown, Md. More information is available at www.ongoingoperations.com.
Founded in 2003, Teneros has pioneered a new product category that assures continuity of operations for the mission-critical Microsoft applications fueling corporations worldwide - the Teneros Application Continuity Appliance(TM). Funded by Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Sevin Rosen Funds, and STAR Ventures, the company produces plug-&-go(TM), business continuity appliances that assure 99.99%-99.999% uptime of Microsoft infrastructure applications. Teneros is an Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Microsoft Gold Partner, headquartered at 321 Evelyn Ave in Mountain View, Calif., 94041. More information is available at www.teneros.com.
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