Virtual Sharp/S3

S3 announces partnership with VirtualSharp to provided automated DR Testing

24/12/10 | in: Press Releases

New Partnership to Take Industry’s First DR Orchestrator to UK Market

London, UK, 21st December 2010 – VirtualSharp Software, thought leader and developer of next-generation Disaster Recovery Assurance solutions for virtual datacentres, today announced that it has partnered with S3, a leading value added integrator of Data Storage and Storage Management Systems.

According to the agreement S3 will market VirtualSharp’s ReliableDR solution across the UK region.

“We chose S3 because bringing a new solution to the UK requires unquestionable knowledge of the technology and of the local market,” said Carlos Escapa, VirtualSharp’s CEO and former senior regional director for Southern Europe at VMware. “With over 20 years experience in storage centric solutions and a consultative approach to customer engagement we feel that S3 are ideally placed to drive the adoption of this new paradigm in disaster recovery.”

ReliableDR is suited to all virtual server deployments requiring granular and frequent DR tests of IT services, but is particularly pertinent to organisations with stringent compliance requirements or that are heavily regulated by government legislation or internal policies. Unique to ReliableDR is the capability of implementing policy-based and enforceable Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and measurable and predictable Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), taking the risk, guesswork and unpredictability out of today’s recovery processes.

“S3 is always looking to bring innovative and breakthrough technologies to market, and our customers demand we keep ahead of the mainstream,” commented Gurdip Kalley, S3’s Head of Business Development. “Server Virtualization has given birth to a whole string of specialized DR and BC solutions of which we believe VirtualSharp are uniquely placed to lead the market in automated DR testing. VirtualSharp has a strong and enviable customer base with major finance sector corporations which serves as a great foundation for expansion in the UK”.

VirtualSharp launched its UK operations and established its Northern European headquarters in Maidenhead in September as part of its European expansion plans.

About VirtualSharp

VirtualSharp develops next-generation Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions for virtual datacentres. Its solutions orchestrate resources involved in IT service delivery, from storage to hypervisors to applications, and align DR processes with corporate Business Continuity plans. Designed from the ground-up for virtualised environments, VirtualSharp’s solutions unfold a new paradigm for DR that scales from minor incidents to large-scale data loss. The company’s flagship product, ReliableDR, protects organisations’ IT services and assures the continuity of their critical business processes through the orchestration of virtual resources. ReliableDR helps users increase productivity, reduce hardware and software footprint and significantly reduce operational costs. For further information please visit

About S3

Since 1988, Solid State Solutions (S3) has been providing data storage and network solutions for today’s demanding and diverse business environments. S3 provides ‘best of breed’ data management solutions including Backup & Recovery, Server Consolidation & Virtualisation, and Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity. S3’s clients include: British Library, Cancer Research UK, Winterthur AXA, Infoterra and Lloyds Banking Group amongst many others.