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NSIS Systems Launches Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) Based on VirtualSharp Software

New Service for SMBs Assures Recovery to the Cloud

MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- VirtualSharp Software, the leading provider of next generation automated Disaster Recovery solutions for private and public clouds, today announced that NSIS Systems' outsourcing/hosting business FailSafeSolutions has based its RaaS platform on VirtualSharp's ReliableDR so that SMBs can protect their vital applications and guarantee recovery without having to invest in their own secondary data center.

"The new partnership with VirtualSharp Software has provided NSIS Systems the ability to provide cost effective Disaster Recovery for the VMware Virtual Platform," said Stephan Buys, Managing Director of NSIS Systems. "VirtualSharp's ReliableDR is a great product which provides the end user with an easy-to-use interface to manage their Disaster Recovery setup. The continuous and automated testing of the recovery virtual machines ensures that the end users always have functional recovery points to fail over to. NSIS Systems is looking forward to a long term partnership with VirtualSharp."

Using VirtualSharp's ReliableDR, NSIS Systems' FailSafeSolutions can now offer companies a safe infrastructure within their data centers and ensure a fully automated Disaster Recovery process from the infrastructure components all the way up the application stack. As ReliableDR constantly tests and measures against the service level agreements defined, not only will applications be brought back up successfully by FailSafeSolutions' service, but they will also fully meet the contractual agreements with their customers. ReliableDR enforces recovery point objectives and predicts recovery time actuals at the application level and gives customers continuous insight in the status of Disaster Recovery readiness of their applications via a web portal without the need to install anything on-premise.

"We chose the innovative Disaster RaaS platform provided by NSIS Systems because it enables us to have peace of mind that our applications would be recoverable in case of outage," said Willem du Toit, Financial Controller at STAR Capital Partners.

"The Disaster Recovery platform provided by NSIS Systems ensures that our ability to recover is in line with our Business Continuity policy, and that an issue with our production applications would not lead to a business critical impact," said Stephen Cook, IT Manager at Bishopsgate Institute.

"We're very pleased with NSIS Systems joining our fast growing Cloud Services Providers (CSP) community," said Michael Hillewaert, VP of International Sales at VirtualSharp Software. "We developed our CSP solution with the needs of service providers in mind to improve the reliability and simplify the processes of RaaS. Service level agreements, simplified deployment, reporting and end user visibility are all embedded in our unique solution."

About NSIS Systems
NSIS Systems is a leading provider of comprehensive cost-effective IT support services that cover all aspects of a client's network needs from Installation, Monitoring, Disaster Recovery, IT Consultancy and Procurement, Security, Cloud Services -- through its in-house, London-based IT support team and other specialists. For more information, visit: http://nsis-systems.com.

About VirtualSharp Software
VirtualSharp Software was founded in 2010 to address the new Disaster Recovery needs for the cloud era and was named a Cool Vendor in Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Management by Gartner. VirtualSharp, an elite-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops next generation Disaster Recovery software for private and public clouds that continuously and automatically certifies the recoverability of services running in the cloud. VirtualSharp's software enables unparalleled levels of resiliency for virtual IT infrastructures and full alignment between IT Disaster Recovery and Corporate Business Continuity Planning. For more information, visit: http://www.virtualsharp.com or follow on Twitter @VirtualSharp.

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