FirstLight’s DRaaS Honored for Backup, Disaster Recovery

FirstLight, a provider of digital infrastructure services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, announced its Ransomware Protection, Data Backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) was named the 2022 Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award winner from an industry publication.

The Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award recognizes technologies and vendors that have built cloud solutions that empower businesses to remain active and productive under challenging conditions, minimizing lost business opportunities.

Headquartered in Albany, New York, FirstLight operates a high-speed, low-latency fiber network in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic across six states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. FirstLight developed its Ransomware Protection, Data Backup and DRaaS solutions, leveraging geo-redundant cloud infrastructure to protect enterprise, government, health care, and education customers against the threat of ransomware attacks and other security breaches.

With Cloud Backup, FirstLight’s cloud sites provide scalable computing and storage that offer an optimal setting for replication and data backup incorporating technology partners like Veeam and Zerto, allowing clients to recover workloads in the cloud while minimizing data loss. In addition to satisfying the 3-2-1 rule of data protection (3 copies of data, 2 different storage media, 1 offsite copy), FirstLight elevates ransomware protection with Immutable Backup and Insider Protection, which create an air-gapped copy of data that cannot be overwritten or deleted before their scheduled time, protecting those copies from hackers who may have gained access through other means.

Additionally, FirstLight’s DRaaS protects critical business assets around-the-clock to prevent downtime with unique and scalable protection solutions that guard against threats like ransomware. DRaaS allows FirstLight customers to avoid spending excessive time and resources to implement and update their security solutions with network and cloud capabilities that support substantial data loads.

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