Azaleos Backs Up Exchange -

Azaleos Backs Up Exchange

A startup founded by former Microsoft employees is using its knowledge of Exchange to make sure that the messaging platform stays up and running.

Azaleos this week unveiled a new disaster recovery solution for Exchange, Azaleos Full Fidelity Disaster Recovery. The company also boosted its Exchange management solutions to provide assured Exchange backups, 99.999% uptime for Exchange, and onsite upgrade to Exchange 12.

Azaleos co-founder and CTO Keith McCall says the company can now perform all management of a customer's Exchange environment.

The former director and product unit manager of Microsoft Exchange Solutions says Redmond, Wash.-based Azaleos uses its knowledge of Exchange and proximity to Microsoft headquarters to benefit customers.

"Our knowledge of and access to information within Microsoft gives us a great advantage," says McCall. "We also know what's coming down the pike too."

The company's new disaster recovery solution is enabled by placing the Azaleos OneServer connected to a storage solution from Network Appliance at both a customer's primary and secondary sites. The configuration is then supported by OneStop Disaster Recovery services.

Azaleos says the solution ensures that Exchange will be functioning within minutes of server failure, providing dial tone recovery to the secondary site where the OneServer is deployed. All data accumulated up to the last snapshot before the failure will be recovered.

The OneServer, a clustered Exchange 2003 appliance, is one component of the company's Exchange management solution. In conjunction with Azaleos' OneStop managed service, the OneServer enables around-the-clock remote monitoring and maintenance of the Exchange environment, integrating patch management and storage management services.

Each OneServer costs $30,000 and will support up to 2,500 users, and pricing for Azaleos' OneStop services is $7-$9 per user per month, plus an additional charge based on recovery point objectives.

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