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May 9, 2013

Managed service provider Oxford Networks implements STORServer MSP Appliance to provide data protection as a service

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –– STORServer®, the leading provider of proven data backup solutions for the mid-market, announces today that managed service provider Oxford Networks is using STORServer’s new MSP Appliance to provide data protection as a service to its clients.

The MSP Appliance is installed at Oxford Networks’ datacenter and consists of an IBM M4 with the correctly sized amount of resources (memory, disk, networking, etc.), back-end storage devices to store the data (disk, tape, optical, etc.), IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) data protection software, the STORServer Console (SSC) centralized management tool and Front-safe portal software to manage and charge incoming customers. As a certified STORServer MSP, Oxford Networks will become the service provider any time a STORServer Cloud Appliance is sold by a reseller in its region. STORServer offers support of Front-safe, TSM, SSC and all necessary hardware to Oxford Networks.

“Through the partnership with STORServer, we’re now able to establish run-rate revenues selling data protection as a service with a front-faced flexible billing interface,” said Alan Marblestone, data center product manager for Oxford Networks. “We’re excited to be able to offer an extremely flexible and configurable off-site repository to our clients’ data.”

Built on IBM TSM, STORServer offers a complete suite of enterprise backup appliances, software and services that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery challenges.

“Data protection as a service is one of the fastest growing revenue opportunities in managed services for both large IT shops and service providers today,” said Bill Smoldt, president of STORServer. “Mid-market companies have zero tolerance for downtime and system outage. With the MSP Appliance, MSPs can help clients continue business with minimal disruption from unforeseen circumstances and capture data protection as a service revenue by leveraging TSM, STORServer and a user-friendly billing interface.”

To become a certified STORServer MSP partner, a MSP Appliance must be purchased and subsequent training must be done. For more information on the STORServer MSP Appliance or becoming a certified MSP partner, contact an authorized STORServer reseller or call (800) 550-5121. For more information on STORServer’s complete line of data backup solutions, visit http://www.storserver.com.

 About STORServer®

STORServer, Inc. is a leading provider of data backup solutions for the mid-market. The company offers a complete suite of appliances, software and services that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery issues once and for all and reduce install and management time to just minutes a day. STORServer sells exclusively through a nationwide network of industry-leading backup partners. For press inquiries, contact Megan Lawler at megan@dittoepr.com. For more information, visit www.storserver.com

About Oxford Networks

Oxford Networks is an award winning technology solutions provider based in Lewiston, Maine. With a fiber optic network backbone running from Bangor to Boston, and a high-security data center located in Brunswick, Maine, Oxford Networks provides end to end technology solutions for companies around the world. Oxford Networks services and products include:  Data Center Services, Managed IT Services, Voice, Internet and Carrier Services. For more information, visit www.oxfordnetworks.com