September 24, 2008

Asempra Adds Top IBM IT Solutions Provider to Its Partner Network

Asempra Technologies, the leading provider of instant recovery solutions for Windows applications and data, today announced an expansion of its network of partners for the company's Business Continuity Server(TM) with the addition of Lighthouse Computer Services of Lincoln, RI.

Lighthouse is one of IBM's top business partners in the Northeast, with more than 12 years of experience helping businesses design and implement fully-leveraged data storage solutions. It offers a full range of storage services, including backup and recovery, virtualization, disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Earlier this, year the company was selected as one of only six 2008 IBM Business Partner Excellence Award winners for North America and the only regionally-focused partner to win. Lighthouse has also been honored with a 2006 IBM Business Leadership Award for outstanding customer satisfaction ratings.

"Asempra's Business Continuity Server is a powerful enhancement to our disaster recovery and business continuity services," said Tom Mrva, Chief Executive Officer of Lighthouse Computer Services. "Our customer storage assessments recommend a DR/BC plan, and with Asempra we can now offer an unmatched solution that ensures that key business applications and data are instantly available after an outage while a full data restore takes place quickly in the background. And, the BCS addresses these requirements at a cost that is affordable for any size business."

"If we had drawn up the ideal partner profile it could not be more perfect and synergistic for Asempra than Lighthouse Computer Services," said Gary Gysin, President and Chief Executive Office at Asempra. "Their outstanding record of delivering high-value storage solutions and their proven expertise in recovery and business continuity make Lighthouse the ideal Asempra partner. For a leading solutions provider that already has a strong business continuity practice, the added value of instant application and data recovery enabled by the Business Continuity Server will prove to be an outstanding asset in building their business."

Along with the Business Continuity Server, Asempra provides Lighthouse Computer Services, and other channel partners with cutting-edge solutions to capitalize on the fast-growing opportunities in data protection, instant data and application recovery, business continuity and remote office backup in the mid-market. Asempra's benefits for its channel partners include priority service and support, qualified regional sales leads and referrals, deal registration, technical and sales training, discounted demonstration products and co-marketing programs.

About Lighthouse Computer Services

Lighthouse Computer Services, a 100-employee firm, is one of RI's fastest growing technology companies. Founded in 1995, the company now provides technology products and services to more than 200 mid- to large-size enterprises throughout the Northeast.

Today, Lighthouse offers consulting, integration and maintenance services on the latest hardware and software technologies available, including those from IBM, NetApp, VMware, Microsoft, Tivoli, Symantec, STORServer, Lotus, Acopia, Enterasys and APC. Lighthouse placed number 249 in VARBusiness 2008 ranking of the top 500 IT solution provider firms in the U.S. Lighthouse is also winner of IBM's 2008 IBM Business Partner Excellence Award for North America; IBM's 2007 Award for Best Compliance Solution; and IBM's 2006 Beacon Award for Overall Technical Excellence in a Business Partner. For more information about the company, please visit

About Asempra Technologies, Inc.

Asempra Technologies is the leading provider of instant recovery solutions for companies that rely on 24x7 access to Microsoft applications and data. The company's Asempra Business Continuity Server(TM) (BCS) gives mid-market IT managers the industry's fastest solution for quickly restoring Exchange, SQL, and Windows file servers - within a few seconds of any outage. With simple one-click recovery, Asempra BCS was named "Innovative Storage Product" award winner by the Network Products Guide and "Outstanding Choice" by ByteandSwitch. Tightly integrated with Microsoft applications, Asempra BCS prevents downtime and data loss, reduces capital costs, and provides the industry's only solution that gives users full and immediate access to email or complete transactions while a full recovery completes in the background. Asempra is headquartered at 3200 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054. For more information, please call 408.215.5800 or visit

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