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USi Plans for Disaster

USi Inc. , an Annapolis, Md.-based enterprise ASP, yesterday announced that it is extending its standard disaster recovery offerings through a partnership with SunGard Recovery Services , an information availability service provider.

According to USi, the expanded disaster recovery services are being offered in response to increased concern from enterprise customers following September 11 attacks.

Through the partnership with Wayne, Penn.-based Sungard, USi will offer an integrated set of ASP and disaster recovery services. Companies who use USi to host and manage their mission-critical applications can choose a disaster recovery solution with backup available within minutes, one day or five days, according to USi.

Under terms of the agreement, USi's existing Application Service Continuity portfolio will now include the following SunGard recovery services:

  • USi's optimized package of test management services — USi reports that it tests its disaster recovery solutions bi-annually, ensuring solution functionality as adaptive technology changes occur.

  • SunGard's infrastructure and network, which is designed to provide the people, facilities and systems required for rapid recovery.

  • USi's ASP provisioning services, designed to provide automated and precise application and database level recoverability.

  • USi's Client Service Continuity Plan, which is designed to establish and record the process and procedures needed for successful recovery.

"This partnership with SunGard provides our enterprise customers with additional disaster recovery options as a complement to their core ASP service," said Andrew Stern, CEO, USi.

USi's portfolio of services include software from Ariba, BroadVision, Lawson, Microsoft, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel.


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