Bell's Server Replication service means Enterprise-class continuous
availability on a mid-market budget

    Bell is the first major Canadian provider to offer continuity
    availability for business servers

MONTREAL, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced that it is the first major provider in Canada to offer a server replication service that will enable mid-sized customers to ensure continuous availability of applications and data, even in the event of a critical systems failure or disaster. The Bell Server Replication service trumps current online backup solutions with an effective high-availability solution previously only available on custom-built enterprise-class dedicated hardware and software systems.

Bell's Server Replication service is delivered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, meaning no capital investment is required, a real plus in the current economic environment, particularly for mid-sized companies.

    Bell's new server replication 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.

    - Site compliance through fully automated, scheduled tests without
      disrupting the production environment or existing data protection.

    - Provisioning and deployment in days from start of customer management,
      replication and reporting.

"This service gives our clients Enterprise-class protection on a mid-market budget," said Stéphane Boisvert, President, Bell Business Markets. "Clients are therefore able to free up capital budget for operating expenses. And because it scales rapidly and easily, the Server Replication service expands as the client's business grows."

SaaS-based services are the fastest growing segment of the hosting marketplace with growth projected to be as much as 40% over the next three years.

For any company, ensuring business continuity is a top priority, whether the firm is concerned about mitigating hardware or application failures, premises power outages, office moves or natural disasters that interrupt access to data and applications. Previously, system-level replication was expensive, and targeted at large multi-national corporations. Bell's Server Replication service provides Enterprise-class protection on a budget.

"Bell's Server Replication service is a SaaS-based platform that provides real-time replication with minimal downtime, plus instantaneous failover and failback features. And all the customer needs is a high-speed Internet connection," said Mr. Boisvert.

"SaaS-based products will become the norm in the near future as companies leverage the economies of scale of a hosted service versus traditional software licensing models," said Mr. Boisvert. "Bell offers smaller to mid-sized customers in particular affordable peace of mind when it comes to managing operational risk."

To celebrate the launch, Bell is offering a discount for customers who register for a webinar on Bell Server Replication service to be held September 22. For more information or to register, please visit:

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility 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 For corporate information on BCE, please visit

SOURCE Bell Canada

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