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Appia Offers DR Service

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Appia Communications, a leading provider of managed IT and telecom services, today announced a disaster recovery service designed specifically for small and midsized companies and organizations. The service combines Appia’s managed voice services with its data storage and network monitoring solutions to ensure business continuity during a crisis or emergency.

“No matter what size your organization is, a comprehensive disaster plan is essential,” said Victor von Schlegell, Appia’s president. “The problem for SMBs has been that the disaster recovery solutions that are on the market are expensive and complex.” Appia’s disaster recovery service helps SMBs overcome these challenges in three ways.

First, it is a planned service. “We create a customized plan for each customer that outlines what will be done in the event of a disaster,” said von Schlegell. “The plan is reviewed regularly and kept up to date, so that procedures are clearly defined and everyone knows what to do if a disaster situation arises.”

Second, the service is proactive. Customer networks are monitored 24/7/365 by Appia’s Network Operations Center. “Most solutions require the customer to recognize and take action when a disaster strikes,” continued von Schlegell. “Our service incorporates network monitoring, so we know when a problem occurs before our customers do.”

Appia Communications Inc.