Cellcom Chooses Continuity Software to Ensure Data Protection and Disaster Recovery (DR) Capabilities
Leading Cellular Communications Operator Deploys RecoverGuard Solution to
Ensure Continuity of Service to Three Million Subscribers
BOSTON and TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuity Software(TM), a leading provider of Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) solutions, today announced that Cellcom, a leading cellular communications operator in Israel, serving over three million subscribers, has deployed a Continuity Software RecoverGuard(TM) software solution to support its data protection, disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity initiatives. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070611/260049 ) As a result of Cellcom's recent rapid growth, its infrastructure had become extremely complex, with intricate interdependencies between its business services, business protection requirements and multitude of applications. "Due to the rapid growth of our infrastructure, we needed the ability to conduct all of the tests necessary on our data protection infrastructure, in a completely automatic and transparent fashion," said Arie Dery, IT Infrastructure Department Manager, Cellcom. "After careful review of alternative vendors and technology solutions, Continuity Software RecoverGuard emerged as the best-of-breed solution able to meet our requirements." Within the first day of deployment, RecoverGuard automatically scanned the Cellcom IT infrastructure, collecting data from storage assets, servers and databases. Using its patent pending detection technology, RecoverGuard quickly found configuration gaps in the infrastructure of varying types and severities. Issues were resolved in order of importance. The RecoverGuard solution is now configured to continuously scan the infrastructure to ensure ongoing protection against newly created vulnerabilities. "The RecoverGuard technology also helped us to identify infrastructure optimization opportunities, including multiple terabytes of high-end storage no longer in use, which we have been able to reclaim and now utilize for business critical applications," added Dery. "Whenever a milestone was achieved in this migration project, we would simply check the RecoverGuard diagnosis to confirm all assets were configured properly and recoverability was ensured." Other improvement opportunities have included bandwidth utilization reduction as a result of fine tuning the replication configuration and elimination of non-production data replication between data centers. "To support its long lasting reputation for service availability and to protect its customers' assets, Cellcom had invested significant efforts and resources in its data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity initiatives. As a result, its infrastructure was exceptionally well architected and managed, with a level of awareness that was remarkably high," said Gil Hecht, Founder and CEO, Continuity Software. "With RecoverGuard, Cellcom has been able to further improve its data protection preparedness and can now confidently validate that its IT infrastructure is able to meet its business protection goals." He continued, "What is more, Cellcom can now fully optimize its infrastructure and data protection resources, allowing for dramatic operational and capital expenditure savings." About Cellcom Israel Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the leading Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its 3 million subscribers (as at June 2007) with a broad range of value added services including cellular and landline telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad and additional services in the areas of music, video, mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced infrastructure. Cellcom Israel operates an HSDPA 3.5 Generation network enabling the fastest high speed content transmission available in the world, in addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE and TDMA networks. Cellcom Israel offers Israel's broadest and largest customer service infrastructure including telephone customer service centers, retail stores, and service and sale centers, distributed nationwide. Through its broad customer service network Cellcom Israel offers its customers technical support, account information, direct to the door parcel services, internet and fax services, dedicated centers for the hearing impaired etc. In April 2006 Cellcom Fixed Line Communications L.P., a limited partnership wholly-owned by Cellcom Israel, became the first cellular operator to be granted a special general license for the provision of landline telephone communication services in Israel, in addition to data communication services. For additional information please visit the Company's website http://investors.ircellcom.co.il. About Continuity Software Continuity Software(TM) is a leading provider of Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) solutions. Its RecoverGuard(TM) software mitigates data protection and disaster recovery (DR) risks by detecting replication infrastructure gaps and configuration vulnerabilities between a customer's primary production and disaster recovery sites. With RecoverGuard software, customers can now confidently validate their DR strategy, and ultimately, ensure their business continuity and data protection goals. For further information, please visit: http://www.continuitysoftware.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 888-782-8170 (United States) or +972-9-962-0600 (Israel). Continuity Software and RecoverGuard are trademarks of Continuity Software. All other brand and product names in this announcement may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. 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