VPLS Does Colocation Services the Right Way

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Colocation Services Presented by VPLS

Does your business have a dedicated server room in-house? Are you looking to expand your networking needs and have run out of room in your facilities? VPLS can help alleviate this burden for your business with our reliable and secure colocation services.

 

Also known as a carrier hotel or a carrier-neutral (or network-neutral) data center, colocation data centers provide business with services and space where they can create and maintain a point of presence (PoP). Our vTAC operations center are located within each data center, so we can provide you with monitoring and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By having our vTAC in the colocation facility, you can rest assured that we can provide troubleshooting and bandwidth management services.

 

Colocation services have many benefits including lower costs, risk mitigation, reliability, redundancy, and connectivity.

 

Lower Costs

When you choose a data center from a specific center, you have no choice but to pay for your business’s bandwidth at their prices. On top of that, when the occasion calls for you to have to change data centers in order to bring down your bandwidth costs, the move itself can be very expensive. When you use VPLS’s colocation services on the other hand, you will be able to benefit from carriers competing for your business so you can get the best bandwidth for the most competitive cost.

 

Risk Mitigation

Whatever the weather conditions may bring—flooding, ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, or extreme heat or cold—our colocation facilities are built to resist power outages that may result from these weather events. You can let your mind be at ease knowing that VPLS will be monitoring your networking systems in a climate-controlled environment. Your data and networks will be protected in layers of security and VPLS will monitor your network in real-time, which will significantly reduce any downtime you may experience.

 

Reliability

Most businesses will not have the resources to have a dedicated staff that can provide 24/7/365 monitoring, but VPLS affordably can. Not only are colocation facilities strictly climate controlled, they also have extensive power and data backups located both locally and remotely. Our power backups include generators and online batteries so you don’t need to visit the colocation facility because we have everything under control.

 

Redundancy

Although redundancy usually relates to power, within colocation facilities, it also refers to data carriers. With VPLS’s colocation services, you’re not relying on just one carrier to provide your networking needs. Our redundant fiber connections come from various service providers into each of our data centers and offer diverse paths and redundancy into the facilities. With this setup, if one carrier experiences a failure or outage, the other carrier can step in immediately without any downtime.

 

Connectivity

Our colocation facilities act as connectivity hubs, where many tier-1 network providers have their PoPs on the premises. This gives you a variety of network providers to choose from, and with these numerous choices, you can choose which provider works best for you. As you scale your business, VPLS’s colocation services can also grow with your business needs.

Whether your networking needs are big or small, whether you’re looking for a server, cabinet, or cage, VPLS can provide you with the custom-fit solution for your needs. To learn more about our colocation services, contact us today for more information.

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The Bare Essentials for Bare Metal Servers Hosted by Krypt Technology

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Bare Metal Servers from Krypt 

If you have a growing business and are currently using a shared hosting service, you may be encountering some growing pains. You may have already moved from one server to another and have found how inconvenient and expensive it is. When you share server space, then moving to new server space will be a common occurrence, costly in both time and money.

What can help you and your business is a server that can grow with your business—a serve space that’s all your own: a bare metal server from VPLS hosting brand Krypt. Since 1998, we have been using Krypt bare metal servers for our customers. These servers are the basis of our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform.

The difference between shared servers and bare metal servers is significant. In the long run, instead of moving from server to server as your business needs grow, your business can remain stable with a bare metal server. It may be more economical in the beginning to use a shared server, but over time, investing in a bare metal server will prove to be a cost-effective investment. By having a dedicated server for your business, you don’t ever have to worry about running out of room. A bare metal server provides the flexibility and scalability that your expanding business needs.

Improved Reliability

With your own dedicated bare metal server, you can rest assured that your website will stay online, even with heavy internet traffic. You won’t have to deal with the lost time and money that comes from your business website or server crashing. Additionally, you don’t have to be concerned about server space or exceeding bandwidth with your own bare metal server from Krypt. You can easily upload high-resolution photos and videos without having any downtime for your website. No matter the size of the traffic or your files, you can rely on your dedicated server working for your 24/7/365.

Stronger Security

If you’re looking for enhanced security features for your server, then the bare metal can meet and exceed your expectations. You’ll be able to encrypt your server, boosting security for your website and files. On a shared server, typically you are assigned only one IP address, leaving the server more prone to cyberattacks. Unlike other providers who offer shared VLAN, which allows for duplicate IP addresses, causing unwanted downtime and other conflicts, a bare metal server from Krypt will be on a private VLAN. This means that your traffic is safely separate. Additionally, Krypt provides a variety of software and hardware-based firewall solutions plus DDoS mitigation services which provide extra layers of protection.

Additional Services for Your Bare Metal Server

Krypt offers a variety of additional services including:

  • Complete Root Access—Install any application that you desire.
  • A Wide Variety of Processors—Whether you’re looking for low-power or high speed, Krypt has the perfect processor for your server that fits both your business and budgetary needs.
  • IPMI Capabilities—Whether you need to reboot or reformat your server, you can securely access it from an administration console.
  • My.Krypt’s Full Visibility of Your Server—If you need to look at your bandwidth or other server settings, My.Krypt gives your full visibility. Krypt also offers 5-star technical support.

With all these features and more, your business server needs can all be met through VPLS hosting brand Krypt. To learn more about how we can provide better stability, flexibility, and security for your server, contact us today.

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Manage it All with Enterprise Mobility

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In today’s working world, doing your job does not always equate to sitting at a desk in an office.  As a matter of fact, the contrary of that is what is most sought after to accommodate the average busy body; something that is efficient and is easy to access anytime and anywhere, even when you are on the go.  Is such an idea plausible?  It certainly is with Enterprise Mobility services by VPLS.

With our services, you will be able to perform your job duties via cloud through mobile devices of your choice.  You will have the capability to utilize standard communication tools such as email, video conferencing in addition to other office necessities all held together by the digital workplace structure known as the enterprise mobility.

Of course like everything else that is mobile, vulnerability to high security risks is inevitable.  But being ones to always put our customers first, VPLS also offers top-notch security plans powered by AirWatch along with our convenient enterprise mobility services.  AirWatch’s notable security services will protect your business by surrounding it with heavily encrypted data giving you peace of mind every time you work…even when you are nowhere near the office!

Contact VPLS today to learn more about our Enterprise Mobility services!

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Zerto Cloud Replication

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One of the most important support functions necessary for any business is that of disaster recovery, and the replication which is a major component of the recovery process. No one really wants to dwell on all the nasty disaster possibilities which might strike a business, but those unpleasant problems are a fact of life all the same.

And if you don’t have a solid recovery plan in place for when the unthinkable happens, you might find yourself saddled with crippling downtime for far longer than your business can afford it. These days, there are more options available to managers and owners of businesses, which don’t involve long-term contracts or hiring extra personnel to develop and implement your disaster recovery plans.

The age of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has arrived, and for many businesses, the DRaaS service featuring Cloud Replication with Zerto offered by VPLS Inc. is simply the most reliable, comprehensive, and cost-effective solution on the market.

Simplified Process, Comprehensive Results

One of the aspects of Zerto replication which makes it so reliable and universal in its application is the fact that much of the complexity of physical replication has been eliminated in favor of virtual replication. In Zerto DRaaS, a hypervisor is established as a virtual machine monitor to run multiple virtual machines as guests, bypassing the need for physical storage replication. The whole recovery process can thus be automated, since storage-to-storage replication is no longer necessary.

There is an incredible amount of flexibility available through this kind of replication scheme – you can literally replicate from any kind of device or platform to any other kind of device. You can even make transfers of data and applications between any types of cloud platforms, such as Hyper-V or VMware, and any kind of hypervisors.

Once hypervisor-based replication has been setup for your business, it can be in operation almost continuously, which means you can recover data from virtually any point in time. With no transaction loss, your business can resume without missing a beat, and you won’t be obliged to make numerous embarrassing apologies to your customers.

The VPLS Difference

When you partner with VPLS for hypervisor-based Cloud Replication service, you’ll also have the convenience of a sandbox environment where all replication processes can be tested out, without interfering with normal daily operations. A key component of having a disaster recovery plan in the first place is testing it out periodically, so that you can be certain it will be effective when it needs to be put into use.

Ideally that day will never come, but in case disaster ever does befall your business, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing instant failover will kick in, and you’ll have a (near) immediate and seamless transition to backup systems. Because of the efficiency and the simplicity of hypervisor-based DRaaS from VPLS, your business will be able to carry on just as if nothing had happened.

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WannaCry Ransomware Webcast

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As you’ve likely heard, WannaCry is a new ransomware variant that takes advantage of a vulnerability in the Windows operating system (MS17-010) to encrypt the infected computer’s data and hold it hostage until a ransom is paid. In addition, the vulnerability enables WannaCry to quickly spread to other machines in the same environment – all without any human intervention. While Microsoft issued a patched to the vulnerability in March 2017, millions of computers have not been updated and remain susceptible to the attack.

Join our partner, AlienVault, for a technical webcast to learn more about WannaCry, and how the unified security controls in AlienVault USM Anywhere can help you quickly identify vulnerable systems and attacks.

You’ll learn:

  • What the AlienVault Labs security research team has uncovered about this threat
  • How to scan your environment (cloud and on-premises) for the vulnerability with USM Anywhere
  • How USM Anywhere leverages threat intelligence for early detection of threats like WannaCry
  • How built-in response orchestration capabilities in USM Anywhere can stop the threat from spreading

Register here:

https://www.alienvault.com/resource-center/webcasts/wannacry-ransomware-how-to-detect-the-vulnerability-and-exploits?utm_medium=partnerurl&utm_source=VPLS

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New Ransonware WannaCry Spreading Like Wildfire

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On March 14, 2017 – Microsoft released Critical Security Patch MS17-010 – to resolve vulnerabilities in SMBv1 protocol effecting all Microsoft Windows versions from Vista to Windows Server 2016 and Server Core versions. Windows XP was not patched as it is no longer supported and has not been for over 3 years now! Please make sure you update your servers and workstations ASAP!

Open Threat Exchange WannaCry Indicators – https://otx.alienvault.com/pulse/5915db384da2585b4feaf2f6/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Customer&utm_content=170512&utm_campaign=USM-Appliance_WC-Update&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTVRnME4yUTVNMkZtTmpkbCIsInQiOiJWd1JNdTdQb2JoNkdCZmZmMW16Y3hpdjFIMFBvbnhZaFdhRnN1U1huZXZtdjFqT2tybW9MRTlUempuN1FyOVpNcHJVRk5UYUlHZVlQMUNmWVhycUFGR0xMU3hjSVV6NTBwdlhRZEdzeEtoME1HZDBMUlVVY0luYzNUd1I4THl5cyJ9 

Contact VPLS today to see how we can help defend your network and computers against Ransomware using our premium security solutions from Fortinet, AlienVault, Webroot and more!

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VPLS Achieves Nimble Storage Cloud Service Provider Premier Status

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Orange, CA – March 7, 2017 – VPLS, a leading provider of Cloud, Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions, today announced it has been awarded Premier status with the Nimble Storage Cloud Service Provider Program. Nimble Storage is the leader in predictive cloud infrastructure, giving businesses the fastest, most reliable access to data. The Nimble Storage Predictive Cloud platform offers predictive analytics combined with flash storage to radically simplify IT operations in the data center and in the cloud.

VPLS has been a committed Nimble Storage customer and partner since 2012 with VPLS Solutions systems integration practice recently achieving Gold status. VPLS offers a unique Nimble Storage Replication as a Service offering which allows our customers to replicate their Nimble Storage data to VPLS’s Nimble arrays in geographically diverse data centers located in El Segundo, CA, Phoenix, AZ and Ashburn, VA. VPLS also has the capability for customers to spin up their Virtual Machines (VM) in the event of a disaster with 30 minute SLA’s per VM.

Over 10,000 customers use Nimble for their on-premise private clouds, SaaS and managed services. The Nimble Predictive Cloud platform allows businesses to deploy workloads flexibly on flash arrays, converged infrastructure and public cloud, without fear of lock-in. Nimble All Flash and Adaptive (Hybrid) Flash arrays deliver a consolidation solution with common data services. Any combination of All Flash and Adaptif Flash arrays can be seamlessly clustered and managed as a single entity. Nimble InfoSight Predictive Analytics (included with all arryas) anticipate and prevent issues across the infrastructure stack, and have helped Nimble achieve greater than 99.9999% availability.

“VPLS is truly honored to receive Cloud Service Provider Premier status distinction with Nimble Storage,” said Tim Mektrakarn, Chief Operating Officer of VPLS Inc.  “Nimble Storage is known to be successful when addressing the challenges Service Providers such as VPLS face in the cloud market.”

“At Nimble Storage, we are committed to providing our partners with a combination of best-in-class storage solutions and comprehensive enablement resources, which we believe will prove invaluable in bringing the Nimble Predictive Cloud platform to enterprises worldwide,” said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Nimble Storage. “We know that the success of our organization is dependent on our partners’ ability to successfully and independently sell our products and solutions. Because of this, we’ve fostered a global network of partners to provide enterprises access to our innovative storage solutions.”

About VPLS Inc.
VPLS Inc, is a worldwide leader in dedicated, cloud and managed services, hosting well over 15,000 servers and 5,000,000 websites. Our hosting brands are ranked in the top 2000 websites in the world and top 300 in China and South Korea. VPLS’s portfolio of products and services covers all aspects of the Internet such as Infrastructure as a Service Public and Private Cloud deployments, Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions, Networking, Security, Storage, Web Design and Development and much more.

Through our services division, VPLS Solutions, LLC., we’re able to combine best in breed technologies from vendors such as Brocade, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Nimble Storage, VMware and Supermicro to power our services and solutions. VPLS’s unique background and history set us apart from other technology solutions provider in that we use whatever we sell. Our engineers have first-hand experience on the products they are selling and servicing.

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Veeam Cloud Connect

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Offsite Backups with Veeam Cloud Connect

These days, offsite backups are an absolute must, both for protection from disaster at your business, and in the event that a security breach occurs on your network, with your data assets then held hostage. While both of these situations might seem like remote possibilities, or an extreme case that only happens in the news, the truth is that at any time of the day and on any day of the year, it can happen to you and your business. If either one of those ‘remote’ possibilities should strike at your company, Veeam Cloud Connect can literally be a life-saver, and can save you from having to endure days of downtime, or something even worse.

Backups with a Company You Trust

If you already have Veeam installed at your facility, you know the value of an ‘always-on’ network, and making your enterprise goods and services available to clients around the clock – AND, you are ideally positioned to take advantage of Veeam Cloud Connect backup services offered by VPLS Inc., the company which has a long list of impressive credentials as a service provider.

When you are storing your priceless data assets off-site, you want to choose a provider which has geographic redundancy built into its physical location strategy – like the seven distinct sites VPLS has. And you probably want to put your trust in a company that hosts more than 10,000 servers and over 5 million websites – like VPLS Inc. does. And you may feel pretty comfortable about storing your backups with a company whose engineers hold more than 300 certifications in network-related areas of expertise – like VPLS engineers do.

Veeam Cloud Connect Backup with VPLS Inc.

The VPLS Veeam Cloud Connect backup service provides a point-to-point private link between two public networks, eliminating the need for VPN tunnels. In-transit data is protected by 256-bit encryption, so there is no point of vulnerability, either while stationary or during transmission. Assuming your business is already a Veeam-user, you can have total visibility into any Veeam Cloud Connect job which you’ve initiated, which lets you know the status at any point in time. Should the occasion call for it, you will also have the capability of initiating a restore from the Cloud Repository to quickly resolve any issue you may have with security or data corruption.

If disaster should befall your enterprise, your disaster plan can be centered around starting up a VM in the VPLS data center which is geographically closest to you. Your Veeam Cloud Connect service will also allow you to take advantage of replication speeds which are 50 times faster than normal, while also using just a fraction of the bandwidth you would otherwise require.

Faster replication, reduced bandwidth, VPLS company reputation for being ultra-reliable, skilled professionals, and world-class support – you get all this when you choose VPLS Inc. as your Veeam Cloud Connect service provider. If you need any more convincing that VPLS Inc. is the provider you should be working with for your critical offsite backups – the company’s ultra-fast response times, high ethical standards, and impressive record of first-class customer service has earned VPLS an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Contact VPLS now to learn more about Veeam $1000 free Cloud Services!

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Managed Malware and Endpoint Protection

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The occurrence of malware attacks, particularly those involving ransomware, continued to plague American businesses at an alarming rate in 2016, with more than 50% of all businesses suffering at least one attack during the year. In tandem with that chilling statistic is a revelation from a survey conducted by Osterman Research, which showed that only about 4% of all executives felt their companies were secure against the threat of cyber attack.

Growing maturity of cyber attacks

In the worst statistical month of 2016 (March), there were more than 56,000 ransomware attacks alone, and the level of malware maturity and sophistication is increasingly alarming. Ransomware criminals have become so fiercely competitive among themselves that they have begun to hack each other, and release decryption keys so as to undermine competing groups. Additionally, ransomware developers are making their software available to criminal newcomers for profit (Ransomware as a Service [RaaS]), which increases the value of their own creations, and simultaneously proliferates the number of overall attackers in business.

From these survey findings, it would be easy to conclude that in the war against cyber crime, the bad guys are winning. But there is hope. The maturity and technological advancement of security strategies developed by some firms has also taken a quantum leap forward, and when coupled with a company-wide awareness of security threats, it is still possible to avoid the predations of criminal-minded Internet opportunists. One of the best of these solutions is the managed malware and endpoint protection offered by VPLS Solutions, a company headquartered in California, but also having a powerful presence around the globe.

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Managed malware and endpoint protection

VPLS’ comprehensive package called Managed Security Solutions, incorporates the best security practices for all of the following:

  • end point protection powered by Cylance
  • network architecture
  • internal Incident Response workflows
  • attack prevention
  • vulnerability and patch management
  • assessment of internal hosts
  • assessment of externally-facing services, commonly used by cyber-attackers to secure entry

As you might expect, the only good answer to cyber attack is preparedness and prevention of the invasion – once your security umbrella has been breached, the cost can quickly skyrocket, and your company may have little or no recourse but to pay the ransom demanded, or throw the towel in and admit defeat. This is even more true today than ever, because cyber criminals now make it a point to delete archives and backups immediately upon entry, so a company is left with no data to fall back on while ransom demands are being made.

Recognizing the critical importance of preparedness and prevention, VPLS’ endpoint protection solution emphasizes these strategies:

  • utilizes the enormous power of artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to predict and automatically implement prevention tactics prior to the execution of an attack
  • reduction of the impact employees can have on security by making strategic use of advanced endpoint security products and shields
  • education of company employees about the greatest points of vulnerability and best practices for avoidance of penetration
  • prevention of malware execution at the point of attack, before it has a chance to access interior databases and infrastructure
What VPLS can do for your company

As a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) for the Cylance security system, VPLS can arrange for licensing of the Cylance product and provide all consulting required by your company in setting up your barrier against attack. This will include a baseline assessment of your company’s current security profile and readiness against intrusions. Points of vulnerability will be identified and given specific attention during the implementation of CylancePROTECT, and employees will be instructed about how to do their part in maintaining company security.

VPLS is a respected global leader in hosted services, managing more than 10,000 servers which support in excess of 5,000,000 websites across multiple countries of the world. With a highly ranked and well-recognized hosting brand, the company has earned the trust and confidence of companies both large and small throughout the entire world. With a rock-solid hosting company, and a comprehensive security solution like Cylance’s malware and endpoint protection, you can rest easy about your company’s preparedness against cyber intrusions.

Protect your data assets

The old saying about ‘time is money’ has never been more true than today, and it has never been more aptly applied than to the business world of modern times. The prolonged downtime that your company might experience due to a cyber attack can be crippling to your business, and the cost of recovering from such an attack could even threaten your company’s existence. To find out about a managed security solution that will reduce or eliminate that kind of threat, call VPLS today and protect the valuable data assets which are the foundation of your business.

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Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 General Release!

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downloadFor businesses that make use of Veeam software on the premises, these are good times indeed, because the product just keeps getting better, and for service companies such as VPLS Inc., that also means service to Veeam clients keeps getting better and better. Organizations across the country have discovered that modern business requirements have necessitated a serious upgrade from legacy backup systems, which simply cannot guarantee availability in the same way that Veeam backups can.

In fact, more than 82% of U.S. CIO’s have asserted that there is a significant gap between the availability needed by internal customers, and what the I.T. department can actually provide. This being the case, a completely reliable Veeam Cloud Connect service such as from VPLS Inc. represents the best way to take the leap into the modern ‘Always On’ level of service for Veeam offsite backups and Veeam offsite replication.

The newest product release is called Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, and it is so loaded with new features and extra functionality, that it’s hard to believe it’s designated a ‘.5 release’ rather than a full new release on its own.

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Many of the enhancements originally introduced in version 9.0 have been extended and refined in 9.5 to provide even greater service levels for organizations, with even faster Veeam cloud backup and replication than was previously possible. There are also features included in 9.5 which smooth the pathway for business growth by providing built-in scalability, without losing the up-time demanded by internal customers. Here are some of the key features included in this new release:

  • Increased scalability – Scalability enhancements include faster Veeam backup to cloud performance, quicker restores of large-size virtual machines, and load reduction on both primary and backup storage.
  • Advanced ReFS integration – This improves capacity efficiencies for large-scale data sets, and ensures the protection of your most critical applications through the rapid cloning of VM backups. Backup Windows are shortened, while backup storage loads and backup storage capacity consumption are both lowered. Background data corruption is constantly monitored to ensure the integrity of your company’s data.
  • Integration with Microsoft 2016 – This new release provides full support for Microsoft 2016 Data Center Technologies, including the latest versions of Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Hyper-V 2016, and Windows Server 2016.
  • Direct Restore to Azure – In the Availability Suite 9.5, backups can be restored directly to the cloud using Microsoft Azure as a cloud data center for the direct restore, thus making optimum use of the flexibility and scalability provided by Azure’s cloud resources.
  • Storage snapshot – Recoveries are made even faster by the new VM Explorer for Nimble Storage. Functionality for chargeback and billing helps calculate the real costs of storage resources, and VMware vCloud Director support provides you with self-service backup and restore functionality.
    Time to upgrade

Enterprises seeking to upgrade their service level to customers and to maintain maximum availability of the computing network, have all of that within their grasp with a Cloud Connect Veeam backup system in place. To help get you where you want to go, all that’s necessary is partnering with one of the best Veeam Cloud Backup Providers, so you can be assured of the reliability and functionality you should be receiving from such a system. Before you contact anyone else, call the experts at VPLS Inc. to help get you started on the road to ‘Always On’.

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