Bell brings Geminare Incorporated's hosted business continuity solution to the Canadian SMB market



    TORONTO, June 29 /CNW/ - Bell and Geminare Incorporated today announced a
strategic partnership that brings Canadian small to medium-sized businesses
(SMBs) a business continuity service that helps ensure continuous availability
of applications and data, even in the event of a critical systems failure of
disaster. The Bell Business Continuity Service trumps current simple online
backup solutions in the market with a highly advanced and effective
high-availability solution, previously only available on custom built
enterprise-class dedicated hardware and software systems.
    For SMBs, which typically lack the resources to manage their IT
infrastructure in the same way as their larger competitors, this offering
delivers enterprise-class continuous availability, with no capital investment
- a significant advantage in today's volatile economy. The agreement also
simplifies the buying experience for customers who want to deal with a single
vendor for procurement, deployment, service and support of their business
continuity requirements.
    Bell clients can now access the Bell-delivered system developed by
Geminare to ensure their critical technology infrastructure, including all
Windows-based file and application servers, operates uninterrupted with a high
state of availability, even in the case of a critical system failure.

    The Bell Business Continuity Service features:

    
    - SaaS-based, data protection via real-time WAN replication of file
      servers and databases for Windows Servers, Microsoft Exchange,
      Microsoft SQL, Microsoft IIS, BlackBerry and Oracle.
    - Application availability via failover and failback for file servers,
      Exchange, SQL, IIS and Oracle.
    - Continuous data protection that provides data recovery in the event of
      isolated data corruption episodes.
    - Disaster recovery site compliance through fully automated, scheduled
      tests of an organization's disaster recovery system without disrupting
      the production environment or existing data protection.
    - Provisioning and deployment in days from start of customer management,
      replication and reporting.
    

    "With Bell's Business Continuity Service, small and medium sized
businesses get the peace of mind that their data will be protected and
available when they need it, at a price that meets their budgets," said Paul
Rowe, Vice-President Marketing and Product Development for Bell Business
Markets. "Bell has the experience and expertise businesses can rely upon as
the Canadian leader in delivering SMB solutions that help maximize
productivity and ultimately profitability."
    "With Geminare's solution, Bell clients can compete in the technology
marketplace previously reserved for the elite Fortune 500 organizations," said
Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare Incorporated. "Application and data availability
is no longer a 'nice to have,' it's an essential service clients assume has
been taken care of. With Geminare, continuous data availability has finally
become a reality with our rapidly deployed, enterprise-class solution. The
Geminare platform lets Bell deliver disaster recovery and business continuity
as a service to their clients, opening up highly sophisticated and powerful
technology in a simple and accessible model," Geist said.

    About Geminare

    Geminare is the leading provider of host-based continuity services that
keeps your business running uninterrupted, during a system failure with no
capital investment. Our patented hosted SaaS platform enables Enterprise Class
Continuous Availability to be delivered to the SMB market. Geminare's turn-key
solutions facilitate real-time server replication with automatic failover,
immediate remote operational capability with complete data protection. Based
in Toronto Canada, Geminare services customers worldwide. For information,
please visit www.geminare.com

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell
Mobility and Solo Mobile wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV
direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home phone local and long distance,
and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services.
Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive
Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter
Games.
    Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE:   BCE). For information on
Bell's products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate
information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Geminare: Susan Levinsky, Geminare - Director,
Marketing, (416) 593-4443 x 237, slevinsky@geminare.com; Bell: Julie Smithers,
Bell Media Relations, (416) 528-9409, julie.smithers@bell.ca

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