FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent outage of Amazon's Cloud Computing service (EC2) in its US East region last week shows the importance of a backup for servers in the cloud. As affordable as cloud systems are, it's not smart if you don't have an alternate backup available in case of an outage. There's little extra cost, so there's no excuse. For Managers of cloud IT resources, there's a lesson in last week's Amazon outage.
Cloud servers are very reliable, but at some point all systems fail, so backup servers are required. Amazon's data-center melt-down caused a regional outage, and that will happen again. So you must have a backup ready in an alternate Amazon region, or with an alternate vendor.
CompuPro Services' Uticity™ Servers has solved this problem for its clients with its "Standby Server" as an option. When a server is not available, or fails to start, the administrator is offered a selection of alternate servers available.
Uticity™ "Standby Server" works with another Uticity™ Server option, "Terrestrial Backup". Backups that are locked within a failing Amazon data center don't help when you need immediate access to do business. Uticity™ Server "Terrestrial Backup" is portable – enabling the option to move away entirely from Amazon, at the customer's will or in case of an emergency.
CompuPro Services, Inc. Uticity™ Servers are small business and departmental servers run in Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) environment. For example, a typical small office server with 5 gigabytes of data costs $120 per month with 24 hour monitoring and management, and on-site interactive control console. Terrestrial and Standby backups are reasonably priced for as little as $30 and $45 monthly.
CompuPro Services, Inc. has been a South Florida computer consultancy since 1991, of service primarily to the financial services sector. More information is available at www.compu-pro.com or by calling 954-791-7700.
ABOUT COMPUPRO SERVICES, INC.: President, John M. Langstaff is available for further comment, and on-air TV, radio, or web interviews. Prior to founding CompuPro in 1991, Mr. Langstaff designed and managed the implementation of networks and software systems for Lazard Freres & Co., and Barclays Bank. He was also a Microsoft System's Engineer.
SOURCE CompuPro Services, Inc.