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And it's more than regulated organizations who are realizing the need for offsite, managed data protection services Wheeler added.
"We're seeing every business realize that if their systems are down, their cash registers stop," Wheeler said. "If they don't have a data backup and recovery plan, a second site type of a plan, they could lose a tremendous amount of business. They can't be down for days and weeks anymore like the old days."
DS3 is a long-time partner of backup storage vendor Asigra Inc., offering backup services to a customer on-premise or managing backups off-site. DS3 lists the National Weather Service as a customer. With the acquisition of DS3, Terremark becomes an Asigra Hybrid Partner.
This isn't Terremark's first move into disaster recovery. Terremark last month launched what it calls "Virtualized Disaster Recovery," a cloud-enabled disaster recovery service that copies virtualized servers to Terremark's facilities and restores them when needed.