|Norlight Introduces Data Storage Solution; Disk-based solution housed in Norlight's Data Center offers advantages over tape storage systems in protection of customers' critical data|
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2005--Norlight Telecommunications, Inc., a Wisconsin-based provider of customized integrated voice and data solutions for businesses, today announced the expansion of its business continuance practice with Data Storage Services. Norlight is a Journal Communications company (NYSE:JRN).
The new service provides customers with off-site, secure data storage space on an as-needed basis for critical data. The disk-based system delivers high-speed transfer and rapid retrieval of customers' data, unlike tape back-up systems.
According to a 2004 Yankee Group Tape Reliability Survey, 40.7% of respondents were unable to recover data from a tape storage system within the previous year. Norlight's service eliminates that problem, delivering a more reliable and accessible data protection solution by storing information on a disk-based system.
The Data Storage Services' hardware is physically housed and protected in Norlight's secure, environmentally controlled Data Center. The Data Storage system is further protected by its design of redundant configurations, ensuring data integrity and availability when a customer needs to retrieve it.
"Off-site backup gives an organization's mission-critical data added protection," explained Tim Mauck, Norlight's category manager for managed services and data center services. "By storing your data at a separate and secure location, you ensure you'll have access to it should your main site or data center become unavailable."
Compatible with a wide range of industry-standard data back-up and restoration software solutions, a customer can easily access stored data from its own site or directly from within Norlight's Data Center. Customers manage their organization's stored data by determining what information to store and performing back-up, restoration and archival tasks.
"Norlight's Data Storage Services are very flexible, where customers really manage the service themselves based upon their specific needs," added Mauck. "Customers can use it as their primary or secondary data storage solution. They can subscribe to as much data storage space as they need and can easily expand capacity as their needs grow."
Data Storage Services may be integrated with Norlight's Data Center and Workspace Recovery Service for a full-featured business continuance solution. Norlight's complete portfolio of Business Continuance Services includes:
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements related to our businesses that are based on our current expectations. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties, including changes in advertising demand and other economic conditions that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty. Our written policy on forward-looking statements can be found on page 1 of Journal Communications' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Norlight Telecommunications
Norlight Telecommunications, Inc., a Journal Communications company, is a full-service telecommunications provider of high quality, integrated voice and data solutions. Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Norlight's Guardians of Data have been serving their business customers for 33 years. In addition, the company has sales offices in Green Bay and Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago; Lansing, Grand Rapids and Plymouth, Michigan; Minneapolis/St. Paul; and Indianapolis. For more information, see www.norlight.com.
About Journal Communications
Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE:JRN), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a diversified media and communications company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, telecommunications and printing services. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and more than 90 community newspapers and shoppers in eight states. We own and operate 38 radio stations and seven television stations in 11 states and operate an additional television station under a local marketing agreement. Through our telecommunications segment, we own and operate a regional fiber optic network in the upper Midwest and provide both integrated data communications solutions and network transmission solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses. We also provide a wide range of commercial printing services and operate a direct marketing services business.
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