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News Release

Vision Solutions Supports Expansion Of Cloud Disaster Recovery Channel With Appointment Of Softcat
Released: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Vision Solutions
  • Softcat to act as distributor for Cloud Availability for Providers programme in the UK
  • Partnership widens market opportunity for resellers that want to offer managed services around business continuity, disaster recovery and the cloud

Irvine, Calif. – 14th April 2011 - Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information availability software and services with over 25,000 customers running Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing environments, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Softcat in the UK to expand its Cloud Availability for Providers (CAP) programme and support organisations that want to offer managed services around continuity, disaster recovery and backup for customers.

Vision Solutions’ Double-Take Availability and Double-Take RecoverNow products will be available for partners to build their own services on, allowing them to offer real-time replication for their customers’ data and protection for critical systems and applications. Both products offer the ability to protect entire physical or virtual servers continuously, and recover those servers to physical, virtual, or cloud environments, for maximum flexibility.

Vision Solutions’ Cloud Availability for Providers Programme offers a monthly use-based licensing payment structure.  Enrolled providers pay for only what they authorise customers to use the previous month. Providers can be both a member of the CAP Programme and the Double-Take Partner Programme, giving them access to perpetual licenses as well.

Ian Masters, UK Sales Director at Vision Solutions commented, “We have been running our own programme for managed services over the past two years, and we have seen a strong demand through our partners for this approach to consuming disaster recovery and business continuity services. This new partnership with Softcat will extend this opportunity out to a wider range of organisations, helping us to grow our business in this sector. Softcat’s skill and experience in running service provider license distribution programmes made them an obvious choice for us.”

Softcat runs a successful service provider license agreement (SPLA) programme for a number of vendors including Microsoft, VMware and Red Hat. Damian Wakefield, Partner Services Manager at Softcat commented, “There is a big pent-up demand for disaster recovery and business continuity solutions in the market. Speaking to the customers and partners that we work with, offering these kinds of services is a strong differentiator for organisations to have. Vision Solutions’ Double-Take products already have great visibility in the market, so we are looking forward to taking these solutions out to a wider audience.”

Double-Take® Availability provides real-time asynchronous replication over wide area networks with automated failover capabilities. Using Double-Take Availability allows service providers to offer remote availability services that meet even the most aggressive recovery time objectives (RTOs). Users can have their critical applications running again in minutes.

Double-Take® RecoverNow provides the same real-time replication and protects data with consolidated disk repositories. Based on a ‘many-to-one’ deployment model that lowers the back-end costs to service providers, but still supporting RTOs superior to approaches based on tape restore. 

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About Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions, Inc.is the world’s leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets. Vision’s trusted Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA™ high availability and disaster recovery brands support business continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity in physical and virtual environments. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products are backed by worldwide 24X7 customer support centers and a global partner network that includes IBM, HP, Microsoft, VMware and Dell. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with offices worldwide. For more information, visit visionsolutions.comor follow us on Twitter @VSIDTInfo, or on other popular social networks.

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Vision Solutions Contact:
Jennifer Cumbee
Vision Solutions
Tel: +1 630-282-8283
Email: jennifer.cumbee@visionsolutions.com

Vision Solutions Press Contacts:
Mark Kember / Carolann Bara
Goode International
Tel: +44 (0) 1491 873 323
Email: mark.kember@goode.co.uk / carolann.bara@goode.co.uk


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