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ContinuitySA launches enhanced service portfolio

ContinuitySA, Africa's leading provider of business continuity and resilience services, has launched an enhanced portfolio of services. Cindy Bodenstein, Marketing Manager at ContinuitySA, says the new service portfolio is a response to the ongoing maturation of the market in Africa and takes full advantage of new technologies.

"ContinuitySA has always stood for professional and technical excellence across the full life cycle of business continuity, from advisory right through to crisis communications and disaster response. However, new technology capabilities and models, specifically cloud computing and the 'as a service' model, have created new opportunities for us to deliver our services differently to our clients," says Bodenstein. "The underlying philosophy is to allow clients to tailor the solutions they need and have them delivered as fully managed services."

The "as a service" model, she adds, removes much of the administrative and management burden for clients, as well as obviating the need for ongoing capital investment in equipment and facilities dedicated to business continuity and disaster recovery.

ContinuitySA's service portfolio is divided into three broad categories:

* Advisory Services: Specialist consulting to enable clients to scope their risk properly and develop an appropriate business continuity, crisis-response and recovery plans that comply with the relevant ISO and Business Continuity Institute standards.

* Technology Services: The latest technologies delivered from state-of-the-art data centres to reduce risk, build resilience and ensure quick recovery from any disaster, in line with the business continuity plan. Technology Services fall under Cloud (virtual server hosting, server recovery, backup as a service and disaster recovery as a service) and Communications (Internet, connectivity, network security and telephony).

* Resilient Office Services: Bullet-proof office space at a ContinuitySA recovery centre to provide alternative office, call centre and treasury facilities when a client's usual premises are unavailable (work-area recovery services). This infrastructure is also now offered as primary office space on a turnkey basis (managed office space). Clients may also rent fully managed space in a ContinuitySA data centre for their own IT equipment (co-location).

The managed office space service introduces a novel concept to the local market, says Bodenstein. "It essentially makes office accommodation, designed with the highest specifications, to act as the fail-safe backup available as the primary office location," she explains. "This is a smart way to reduce a company's risk dramatically at a very affordable price - and only have one bill to pay each month, and one single point of contact for facilities management, IT support and disaster recovery."

For more information on these enhanced services, please visit http://www.continuitysa.com/services/.

ContinuitySA

ContinuitySA

ContinuitySA is Africa's leading provider of business continuity management and related services. The company boasts some of the continent's most highly skilled and qualified business continuity and disaster management experts who help companies, organisations and government departments of all sizes prepare for and deal with all eventualities. These include potential threats, events, incidences and unforeseen or sudden disruptions due to human error or natural events.

ContinuitySA also provides a variety of hosting solutions, ranging from co-located to fully managed virtualised environments, with their primary focus being to ensure its clients are able to address the resilience and recoverability of their IT services. These hosting services are complemented by managed backup and recovery services, virtual server replication and high availability solutions to satisfy any level of continuity requirement.

ContinuitySA operates the largest recovery facilities in southern Africa. It has a number of recovery centres in southern Africa with over 20 000 square metres of recovery facilities in Midrand, Gauteng. Smaller sites have been located in Cape Town, Gaborone, Botswana and Mozambique, and a joint venture has been established in Mauritius.

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