Columbus Business Solutions Expands Recovery as a Service (RaaS) Presence in the Caribbean and Latin America

Columbus Business Solutions (CBS), the business brand of Columbus International Inc. (Columbus), and a provider of premium telecommunications services to businesses in the greater Caribbean, Andean and Central American regions, is proud to announce its expanded presence in the Recovery as a Service (RaaS) market, under its portfolio of Cloud Continuity Services.

RaaS, a business solution that facilitates cloud-based business continuity, data protection and replication, is forecasted to grow from US$642 million in 2013 to US$5.8 billion globally by 2018, according to the Global Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Market report from TechNavio (November 2013). In Latin America and the Caribbean, the technology is increasingly viewed as a new growth area and one that is critical to business efficiency and growth.

RaaS industry leader, Geminare, which was recently designated by Gartner as the top ranked global RaaS product enabler, is the underlying technology for the Columbus Seamless Replication services offering. RaaS is ideal for mid-sized enterprises that are striving to protect their physical and cloud-based infrastructure.

Initially, only very large and specialized enterprises were able to take advantage of the product. Javier Pereira, director of product development at Columbus noted, “Extending our Seamless Replication footprint into our Curacao and Colombia data centers is an important part of our business model and once again demonstrates our commitment to our customers, ensuring that they have access to best-in-class products and services.”

Outlining the benefits of Seamless Replication, Hector L. Morales of Mueblerias Berrios, Rent Express by Berrios and Casa Pitusa furniture retailer stated, “Displacing the traditional build-it approach to disaster recovery with Seamless Replication was a no-brainer for us. This cloud-enabled solution provides tremendous flexibility and significantly reduces the risk of financial losses due to downtime at our 95 outlet locations across Puerto Rico. In addition, the solution yields hidden gains in operational efficiencies by not having to staff, monitor, refresh and manage our DR environment. We will continue to look at Cloud and RaaS as a game-changer for our technology requirements.”

CBS continues to roll out this product offering across the region. More information on Seamless Replication and Columbus Business Solutions Cloud Continuity portfolio can be found here: http://www.columbusbusiness.co/en/corporate/solutions/it-solutions/product/cloud-continuity/7

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