AmeriVault Expands Online Backup Network

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Data protection specialist AmeriVault has added an additional data vault in Wood Dale, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to provide real-time replication of its primary data center at its headquarters site in Waltham, Mass., the company said today in a press release. The expansion creates a redundant set of customer data located over 1,000 miles away that is available should AmeriVault’s primary vault in Waltham be unavailable due to a disaster.

“Natural disasters, such as the recent hurricanes and terrorist threats, are making it increasingly necessary for organizations to have backup data in multiple locations,” said Bud Stoddard, President and CEO of AmeriVault. “We have seen disasters strike large metropolitan areas, so by making an additional copy of backup data available outside of our geographic area, organizations can trust that AmeriVault will keep their critical data available.”

Online backup is a growing business, one of numerous demand drivers supporting the recent growth of the data center economy.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.