Recovery Point chooses Ekinops 360 ROADM for disaster recovery services

JUNE 1, 2010 -- Recovery Point, a provider of backup and disaster recovery services, has deployed optical transport equipment from Ekinops to provide private access to its recovery facilities for customer companies.

Jun 1st, 2010

JUNE 1, 2010 -- Recovery Point, a provider of backup and disaster recovery services, has deployed optical transport equipment from Ekinops to provide private access to its recovery facilities for customer companies.

The Recovery Point network is now live and serving customers across the United States. Recovery Point is using the Ekinops equipment to directly extend its fiber-optic network into “carrier hotels,” central points where all major telecommunications carriers have interconnections. This gives customers a private connection to Recovery Point backup facilities and eliminates the expense that customers would otherwise face in trying to separately lease the high-capacity circuits they need for the volume of data they back up through Recovery Point.

At the heart of the Recovery Point deployment is Ekinops’ flagship 360 platform. The equipment transports Fibre Channel and 10-Gbps Ethernet traffic for Recovery Point. For operational simplicity, Recovery Point has chosen to deploy the Ekinops’ scalable ROADM.

Many Recovery Point backup customers preserve their data through disc mirroring, explained Marc Langer, president of Recovery Point, which means they must have a highly reliable and always available high-capacity optical connection.

“Using the Ekinops equipment allows us to eliminate the ‘last mile’ challenge,” Langer said. “Our package includes that final link from the carrier hotel to our facilities, something that might otherwise cost our customers thousands of dollars a month in leased line costs.”

Langer said Recovery Point chose the Ekinops systems based on its cost, simplicity, and recommendations from other Ekinops customers. He added that the Ekinops equipment was installed easily and has been operating “exactly as they promised us it would.”

Recovery Point’s roster of customers includes government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and commercial and non-profit organizations from across the country.

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