Ixilix Announces Support for Low-Cost Virtualized Disaster Recovery Over IP in Compliance-Based Data Center

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 25 - Ixilix announced today that its SAS 70 Type II data center now offers disaster recovery using virtualized servers and data replication over IP networks. "Many companies do not use a disaster recovery site because it is too expensive to buy a second set of hardware for the DR site, hardware that will naturally sit idle most of the time," said Robert Boyer, Senior Vice President at Ixilix. "Using virtualization greatly reduces hardware costs, and using data replication over IP means simple system management and minimal impact on production systems," Boyer added.

Using server virtualization means that businesses can adhere to the disaster recovery best practice of one-to-one correspondence in systems for failover, but with much less capital expense. Data Replication over IP networks means that the disaster recovery site can feasibly be almost anywhere in relation to the primary site. Synchronous data replication, usually to storage area networks (SAN), generally has a limit of about 25 miles.

"Besides cost, Ixilix now addresses the other major issue in disaster recovery, which is compliance," Boyer continued. "Companies that handle sensitive financial, personal, or healthcare data, including Social Security numbers and credit card transactions, are subject to regulatory standards. If the disaster recovery site is not certified as compliant with these security and regulatory standards, companies risk liability and litigation in case of a security breach during a disaster," Boyer said. SAS 70 Type II certification is the generally accepted standard for companies subject to Sarbanes-Oxley. PCI DSS is the standard for credit card transactions. HIPAA laws regulate processing of personal health care data. The international standard of ISO 17799 serves as the general compliance and security framework for IT infrastructure systems.

About Ixilix:

Ixilix is a leading provider of certified hosting and business continuity services, especially suited for companies subject to regulatory compliance standards. Our state-of-the-art hosting facilities feature dual fiber telecommunication feeds, redundant power, and extensive physical and network security. Ixilix is a division of Fastech Integrated Solutions LLC, headquartered in Broomall, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. For more information, please call (610) 359-5800 or visit www.ixilix.com/.

Martin McCann of Ixilix
Web site: http://www.ixilix.com/

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