Service provides image backup and bare metal recovery.

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Designed to protect servers, Automated Backup and Recovery Service consists of set of server configuration files, and bootable disaster recovery image held on CD. Both Windows® and Linux servers can be recovered to identical state at specific point in time, prior to any failure or corruption. Bare metal recovery functionality is provided by software from Cristie and fully managed by PEER 1 along with standard managed backup plans.

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PEER 1 Offers Image Backup and Restore Tools to Managed Hosting Customers

Fast, Reliable, Automated Backup and Recovery Protects Mission Critical Servers

VANCOUVER, Sept. 2 /-- PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), the global business hosting provider, today announced that it has launched image backup and bare metal recovery (BMR) services for its managed backup customers. The BMR functionality will be provided by software from Cristie and will be fully managed by PEER 1 along with standard managed backup plans.

"Through this service, clients can back up operating systems and applications so they can easily bounce back from just about anything the world can throw at their infrastructure," said Tim Varma, Director of Product Management at PEER 1. "Our powerful software regularly backs up their network's key systems, meaning there's much less to reinstall, rebuild, and reconfigure if disaster should strike. Clients will be up and running again much faster, saving valuable time and money. Image backups and restore tools are a must in today's business hosting environment."

The service replaces cumbersome and slow data protection strategies that use backup or replication to tape or disk. Both Windows(R) and Linux servers can be rapidly recovered to an identical state at a specific point in time, prior to any failure or corruption.

"We are delighted to be working with PEER 1 to provide full disaster recovery protection to its customers on both Windows and Linux platforms," said Ian Cameron, Sales Director at Cristie Software. "The PEER 1 solution includes backup software from both IBM and Cristie, providing the fastest possible bare metal restores."

The service consists of a set of server configuration files, and a bootable disaster recovery image held on CD. The boot image contains a customized operating system (Linux or Win PE). The software is designed to maximize speed, flexibility and simplicity of use, dramatically reducing the time to recover servers to just a fraction of the time needed with conventional restoration methods.

About PEER 1

PEER 1 believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet, and the business growth potential it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. As a global online IT hosting provider, PEER 1 offers a reliable high performance Internet network supporting scalable Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosting through the ServerBeach brand, and Colocation solutions. Backed by its 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support(TM), PEER 1 ensures customers' online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to include 16 state-of-the-art data centers and points-of-presence throughout North America and Europe. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: or

About Cristie

Cristie Software was formed in January 2008 as a spin out of the software division of the Cristie Group. Based in the UK it develops data protection and recovery software providing customers with the ability to rapidly recover Windows and Unix servers to an identical state without having to re-install the operating system and applications. The main products are CBMR and TBMR. CBMR is a backup and recovery product used by many banks, retailers and other organizations in Europe and elsewhere and TBMR is a recovery tool that works in conjunction with Tivoli Storage Manager from IBM. Both products are sold worldwide by IBM and a comprehensive network of distributors and resellers. For more information visit

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