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Servosity presenting at Venture Atlanta 2014!

We are excited to announce Servosity has been selected as one of the 34 companies to present at Venture Atlanta 2014, the Southeast’s premier technology innovation event! This year, only 4 companies were selected that are outside the Atlanta area.  Servosity is the company located in South Carolina that will be presenting.  

“Being selected to present at Venture Atlanta is a huge blessing and honor. We are looking forward to expanding the success of Servosity with growth capital. Servosity’s technologies are the brink of where Disaster Recovery as a Service is going – where servers ultimately will be uncrashable.” said Damien Stevens, CEO of Servosity.

 

Official Announcement

 

Learn more about Servosity and other selected Venture Spotlight Companies here

 

About Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta, Georgia’s technology innovation event, is where the state’s best technology innovators meet the country’s top-tier investors. As the region’s largest investor showcase, Venture Atlanta connects local entrepreneurs with venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual non-profit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, go to www.ventureatlanta.org.

OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' Vulnerability

As many of you are aware, a critical security vulnerability has been identified pertaining to the OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f releases.  This is an industry wide security issue.  It is very important to identify and resolve this as soon as possible.  

Please find below the official release from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team:

 

Overview

A vulnerability in OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to expose sensitive data, possibly including user authentication credentials and secret keys, through incorrect memory handling in the TLS heartbeat extension.

Description

OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f contain a flaw in its implementation of the TLS/DTLS heartbeat functionality. This flaw allows an attacker to retrieve private memory of an application that uses the vulnerable OpenSSL library in chunks of 64k at a time. Note that an attacker can repeatedly leverage the vulnerability to retrieve as many 64k chunks of memory as are necessary to retrieve the intended secrets. The sensitive information that may be retrieved using this vulnerability include:

· Primary key material (secret keys)

· Secondary key material (user names and passwords used by vulnerable services)

· Protected content (sensitive data used by vulnerable services)

· Collateral (memory addresses and content that can be leveraged to bypass exploit mitigations)

Exploit code is publicly available for this vulnerability. Additional details may be found in CERT/CC Vulnerability Note VU#720951.

 

How does this impact your Servosity servers?

All servers pertaining to the Professional and Standard software are not affected by this vulnerability. These servers are running an earlier version of OpenSSL that are not affected. The Servosity web portal has been checked for the issued vulnerabilities as well.

 

The Official Launch of UnCrashable™ Distaster Recovery

Servosity officially launched UnCrashable™ Disaster Recovery on February 28th. UnCrashable™ allows Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to backup and launch an entire enterprise network or data center and server infrastructure instantly!  

“Servosity’s UnCrashable™ DR has transformed the primitive, support-ticket based disaster recovery model into a modern disaster recovery in the cloud model that provides instantaneous booting of backup instances and network configuration of multiple booted instances though the customer’s browser. Virtual routers, Virtual firewalls, and VPN’s are all managed through a common, browser-based control panel by the customer instantly and whenever they choose. Our storage is object based, and our infrastructure is highly available. Servosity has defined the new generation of Disaster Recovery as a Service.” Fury Christ, VP of Development, Servosity

Here is the webinar showing this exciting new solution -

Servosity UnCrashable™ DR

Servosity also announced a partnership with OpenStack with this launch:

“OpenStack is pleased to welcome Servosity as a new sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation and look forward to the launch of Servosity’s Disaster Recovery Cloud based on OpenStack,” said Heidi Bretz, Director of Business Development, OpenStack Foundation. “Servosity brings a lot of experience working with disaster recovery and can contribute that valuable insight to the community.”

OpenStack-Foundation-Sponsor
OpenStack-Foundation-Sponsor

To find out more, or to get started - please reach out to our Partner Specialists:

Sales@servosity.com

1-800-429-0500 Ext 1

We look forward to hearing from you!

Old Man Winter blows through....

As many of us in different areas of the US are experiencing nasty winter weather, this not only effects us individually but many businesses as well. A disaster can be a number of different things during this time of year – power outage, burst pipes, icy travels, etc. Recently Winter Storm Leon hit the southern areas from Texas all the way to Carolinas. Some areas took precaution to prepare for this storm, but others...not so much.  

In Georgia, advanced warnings were given but immediate action wasn't taken to prepare for the dangers this storm would bring. Atlanta was left in a Gridlock, children were stranded at their schools with their teachers for 2-3 days because parents were unable to reach them. While this is a physical weather disaster, the same speaks true for your clients data. A law office preparing for a huge trial looses all the case information, an accounting firm looses hundreds of tax return information, or a doctor office loses all their patients files all due to a server or network crash.

 

During these critical times you want to have reliable security and recovery at the touch of button. Servosity covers these areas and gives you the assurance that your clients data is safely backed up. Not only will your data be safe and secure, but in the event of a disaster, you will be able to pull your network from any remote device and be back up in business within minutes.

 

 

What steps are you taking to prepare for a disaster???

Damien Stevens speaks to Congress

Servosity CEO, Damien Stevens, was one of 4 individuals selected to testify to Congress concerning the Private Sector Resources for Entrepreneurs. Chaired by Rep. Tom Rice, Stevens spoke on providing education to business owners and entrepreneurs and how they effect small business growth as well as job creation. Read about this coverage here.  

 

"Without organizations like NEXT, for entrepreneurs like myself, building a successful business with super strong growth rates like we have seen here at Servosity over the last three years, things would be much more difficult. The resources and contacts that are available to me as the owner and CEO are fantastic. The mentors and relationships I have built through NEXT have been tremendously helpful in growing our business," said Damien Stevens