LightEdge Solutions Provides Technology Safe Haven for Businesses Affected by Iowa Flooding
Businesses in Des Moines and Eastern Iowa moving servers to secure, dry Altoona Business Continuity Center
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 11, 2008 — Businesses in downtown Des Moines and in parts of Eastern Iowa are moving servers and other devices to the EdgeBCC business continuity facility and Data Center operated by LightEdge Solutions and located in Altoona, IA. In this challenging time, these businesses are able to keep their critical business application and processes online by moving to a facility that was designed to withstand the worst weather Iowa could dish out.
Due to the impending risks associated with the flood, LightEdge is currently offering temporary server rack space for existing and new customers. Employee disaster recovery workspace is also being offered on short contracts.
At the time of this release, at least 12 companies are actively moving servers into the business continuity facility and are reestablishing their network connections and regaining critical business systems that were at risk from the flood. It is expected that additional businesses will begin to move servers and employees to the business continuity center as the Des Moines River approaches its crest.
“Simply put, this is about helping people when you can. The LightEdge team will be working diligently through this crisis to uphold our business commitment to our customers,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “The EdgeBCC was designed to provide services through disastrous events such as this. We’re grateful that we can be of service in this time of great need.”
The Edge Business Continuity Center (EdgeBCC) is a state-of-the-art facility located in Altoona, IA offering over state-of-the-art environmentally controlled data center space and over 300 disaster recovery workstations provisioned with desktops and Voice-over-IP phone handsets. The facility has been built around a highly redundant private IP network infrastructure, allowing for some of the highest service level agreements in the industry.
For additional details on server rack space and employee workspace, contact LightEdge at 877-771-3343.
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LightEdge Solutions empowers businesses to be productive, mobile and effective with managed voice and data services delivered through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network data center environment. By out-tasking voice, data and IT services, small and medium-sized businesses are able to realize unparalleled scalability and reliability with a lower total cost of ownership and reduced administration.
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