mindSHIFT Technologies, a provider of premier IT infrastructure and software services for small and medium-sized organizations, today announced its virtualization-as-a service solution, which provides deployment, management and support for virtualized server architectures as well as a comprehensive data replication capability for disaster recovery (DR).
mindSHIFT’s Server Virtualization Service is unique among virtualization offerings because it combines all the hardware, software and management costs of servers and DR into one single, predictable monthly fee. In contrast, other virtualization services require capital expenditures for the DR solution — either a software license or the more expensive establishment of a secondary redundant site. mindSHIFT’s virtualization-as-a-service provides not only virtual server management but the added bonus of DR — all bundled into a single, predictable monthly fee.
For DR, the mindSHIFT Server Virtualization Service incorporates CA XOsoft(TM) Replication to create a cost-effective, comprehensive and transparent data replication solution that replicates the data on primary production servers to one or more servers located in mindSHIFT’s data center. This automatic, secure data replication is one of the solutions in mindSHIFT’s comprehensive suite of disaster recovery solutions, which includes online backup of desktops and servers as well as redundant network components and connectivity.
With mindSHIFT’s virtualization-as-a-service, customers have the option of an on-premise solution built to address their specific business requirements designed by mindSHIFT’s VMware- and Microsoft-certified engineers, or a solution built in our fully hosted environment in a top-tier data center, which eliminates the upfront costs of software and hardware.
mindSHIFT’s Server Virtualization Service based on VMware is available immediately. A Microsoft Hyper-V-based service is expected to be announced next year.
mindSHIFT is certified as a VMware Enterprise Partner, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, BlackBerry Alliance Member, Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Dell Certified Partner, HP Business Partner and IBM Business Partner.