Simply Mail Solutions has announced that it has acquired advanced storage equipment from Network Appliance (NetApp) the leader in the network device storage field. The equipment will be located in SMS’s suite at Telecity in Manchester and will be used to provide backups of customer’s data from the many servers SMS is now running, and SMS’s CRM system. The failsafe features and rapid back up and restore allows SMS to give its customers a level of confidence not found with most competitor email solutions. The equipment was installed December 2006 and came on-line in January.

Commented Colin Smith SMS Managing Director “It is not just the rapid growth in our user base that made us upgrade to NetApp – it is addresses the need for a really robust storage solution that gives our users confidence for the future. Hosting solutions without first class infrastructure are not solutions at all!”

Commented Keith Pritchard, SMS Technical Director “Now I can automate our back up processes and start to sleep at night!”

Commented NetApp “We are very pleased to have added a quality hosting operation such as SMS to our user base. In the past, only the larger corporates have been able to afford the level of data security that frankly nowadays email demands. Through email hosting companies like SMS smaller corporates and SME’s can have the same level of confidence that their email (and attachments with enhanced email such as Exchange Server) is being really looked after.