RecoverGuard™ Provides Orange™ with Cutting Edge Solution to Help Ensure Customers Receive the Highest Levels of Voice Quality, Customer Service, and Nationwide Coverage
Boston, MA and Tel Aviv, Israel (January 14, 2008) – Continuity Software™, a leading provider of Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) solutions, today announced that Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR; LSE: PCCD), a leading Israeli mobile communications operator known for its GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA based services and the development of wire free applications under the orange™ brand, has deployed a RecoverGuard™ software solution to ensure data protection and business continuity in the face of a disaster.
Partner Communications applies cutting edge technologies to enable its customers to benefit from excellent voice quality, superb customer service, nationwide coverage and a range of services specifically designed to provide communication solutions for residential and business customers alike. To protect its data assets, the company consistently replicates its data to remote datacenters in order to help ensure data recoverability, business continuity and zero interruption of service in the face of a disaster.
“Any company that intends to hold a market leadership position in today’s highly competitive global economy must constantly improve and update its IT infrastructure, which adds an unavoidable level of complexity. However, from both an internal governance and external regulatory compliance standpoint a bullet-proof disaster recovery strategy is a must,” said Shlomi Penner, Storage System Architect and Manager, Partner Communications. “Conducting semi-annual DR audits were incredibly time consuming and expensive. While we were able to identify areas of exposure and remedy, what was to say that tomorrow a new vulnerability would not develop?” He continued, “With Continuity Software RecoverGuard, it is like having a dedicated DR expert onsite 24x7x365, monitoring and helping us to fix all gaps and vulnerabilities, as they arise. Moreover, RecoverGuard has helped us to identify opportunities for optimization which has led to considerable operational and capital expenditure savings.”
“Most enterprise organizations are investing countless dollars in replication and other technologies in an effort to protect their data and ensure recoverability in the event of a disaster. The truth however, is that most IT executives are backing that with a ‘cross your fingers and pray we never really need to find out’ strategy. Conversely, Partner Communications has further demonstrated its progressive attitude in relation to its overall IT strategy and implemented RecoverGuard,” said Gil Hecht, Founder and CEO, Continuity Software. “Today, RecoverGuard allows Partner Communications to automatically and continuously scan its IT infrastructure – including its servers, databases, applications, EMC storage, and EMC replication configurations – to ensure all data protection and disaster recovery risks are found and eliminated, well before disaster strikes.”
About Partner Communications
Partner Communications commenced full commercial operations in January 1999 and by June 30, 2007 had 2.733 million subscribers, representing an estimated 32% of the cellular market in Israel. The Company uses its competitive GSM advantage to provide its customers seamless roaming in 168 countries worldwide, using over 363 networks. The Company also provides roaming services to thousands of customers roaming on its network in Israel daily. The Company launched its 3G network in 2004 and today, Partner leads the 3G world in Israel, with nation-wide coverage and 397,000 3G subscribers (as of June 30, 2007). The Company also offers 3G roaming services with dozens of networks throughout the world. Partner is already implementing throughout the country the HSDPA (3.5G) technology, which allows download speeds of 3.6 MB per second. For further information, please visit: www.orange.co.il (Hebrew) or www.orange.com (English).
About Continuity Software, Inc
Founded in 2005, Continuity Software, Inc is the leading provider of Business Continuity management software. Our flagship product, RecoverGuard™, is the first Business Continuity monitoring solution which empowers customers to effectively manage Business Continuity implementations, ensure their critical business data is protected, and maintain Business Continuity SLA. For more information, please visit www.ContinuitySoftware.com, email: email@example.com, or call: 888-782-8170 (United States) or +972.3.767.8020 (Israel).
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