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December 16, 2011

Bezeq Remote Backup for Business Launched by Israel's Largest Telecommunications Provider
By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

CTERA Networks recently made an announcement that Bezeq (News - Alert), Israel’s biggest telecommunications provider with over one million Internet subscribers, had launched Bezeq Remote Backup for Business. This latest launch is a cutting edge hybrid cloud-based solution that will be utilized to manage storage and data protection based on CTERA Networks’ Cloud Attached Storage appliances and management portal. This service will be showcased at the Bezeq Expo which is a flagship yearly event. This event will take place on December 14, 2011 in Tel Aviv and the keynote speaker is Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

The “Powered by CTERA” service is being targeted at small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMB). It is a hybrid local as well as cloud backup solution that brings together the performance of local storage along with safe and resilient cloud-based disaster recovery (DR). Bezeq handles storage as well as data protection needs of businesses that have employees numbering from a few to several hundred. It takes the place of traditional solutions like file servers and backup tapes. This remote backup service comes from Bezeq’s ultra-modern, underground cloud datacenter. It is a highly equipped facility, with round-the-clock security surveillance, fire prevention as well as auxiliary power besides other safety measures.

In a release, Yossi Zigmon, Head of Products and Services, Bezeq Marketing Division, said, “Since we launched Remote Backup for Business powered by CTERA several months ago, we have seen excellent uptake of the service, as a cost-effective solution for SMBs who currently do not have adequate data protection and disaster recovery capability. As the leading telco in Israel we are uniquely positioned to deliver such services at the highest standard.”

The service can be availed of via Bezeq’s business division. There are a number of bundles that can be had for price ranges beginning at $50 US per month. This will cover a local appliance, built-in backup software and also cloud storage.

Liran Eshel, CEO of CTERA Networks, said, “Providing cloud services has become a global trend for ISPs and telcos, drawing on their investment in datacenters and broadband infrastructure. We are excited to be working with Bezeq on this innovative service, securing customer data and providing real value and peace of mind to its SMB subscribers.”

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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