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News Release

Carrenza offers DRaaS to Oracle users in partnership with Explorer UK
Released: 29th October 2013
Publisher: Carrenza

London, England – 29 October, 2013 - Carrenza Limited, a leading provider of enterprise-grade cloud computing solutions, has announced the introduction of a new disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offering, aimed specifically at businesses running Oracle-based platforms.

Having resilience and protection against unforeseen problems is essential for any firm, whether these issues are caused by human error, hardware problems or natural disasters. It is increasingly being recognised that cloud-based solutions can offer an extra level of safeguards compared with on-premises and backup sites only.

To offer this, Carrenza is working in partnership with Explorer UK, a company with which it already has a pre-existing relationship going back two years. Explorer provides Oracle support for the range of e-commerce solutions Carrenza delivers and, as it has a large Oracle customer base, is intimately familiar with the unique demands of these firms.

Jon Lingard, at Explorer UK, stated: "What DRaaS offers companies is the peace of mind that all their essential applications and data will be easily recoverable in the event of a catastrophic failure, regardless of Oracle Database Edition.

"There is a gap in the market at the moment for customers that are hosting their own Oracle instances, but recognise there are often risks associated with non-tiered disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. These are frequently managed on-site by personnel who often may not have the necessary expertise in this area. Couple that with Oracle’s licensing policies and it means that customers must have a seasoned and trusted partner to discuss their DR strategy with".

Carrenza, in partnership with Explorer, will be able to provide customers with the benefits of its unique experience in delivering highly-resilient infrastructure for Oracle RAC clusters and single instances alike, and for Red Nose Day 2009 delivered an Oracle Database 11g in a stretched RAC cluster, Active Dataguard and Oracle BIEE, the first time this configuration of Oracle’s flagship database had been put into live production.

The new solution is likely to benefit a large number of customers, as Explorer has noted that while many of its users have one geographic site that is highly resilient, they lack secondary backups to protect business-critical applications such as e-commerce platforms. Therefore, DRaaS is an easy-to-implement solution that mitigates this risk and ensures businesses have the expert help they need to manage their DR processes.

Notes to Editors

About Carrenza
Carrenza is an award winning end-to-end cloud services provider, delivering on-demand infrastructure as a service and platform as a service solutions. Carrenza provides organisations with proven expert advice and market leading services, using an innovative approach to delivering cloud solutions that meet ever changing business needs. Carrenza has been delivering Cloud services since 2006 and clients include; Comic Relief, eBay, Cineworld, Haymarket Media, and RBS.

For further information go to http://www.carrenza.com or contact Andrew Mellish; 0845 337 0827, Andrew.mellish@carrenza.com.

For our Media Pack, containing company logos, photos and staff bios, visit: http://carrenza.com/news-centre/media-pack/.

About Explorer UK
For almost 20 years, Explorer UK has been helping our clients manage their business systems and information with reliable, secure, and integrated technologies. As a leading Oracle Platinum Partner, Explorer UK are best placed to guide, advise and support your Oracle Database estate along with providing expert development and technical consultancy services and best value Oracle Licenses.

For further information go to http://explorer.uk.com or contact Jon Lingard; 0113 289 9470, jon.lingard@explorer.uk.com.


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