MSP Today Expert Feature
September 27, 2013

One Source Networks Continues Service Expansion

Large enterprise managed service provider One Source Network (OSN) added Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) to its portfolio this week, adding to a network expansion announced at ITEXPO (News - Alert) 2013 last month in Las Vegas.

OSN's BaaS provides a fully managed cloud solution for enterprise, including file system and application backups, disk-based storage and off-site tape storage, as well as what the company describes as "an easy" recovery process. The offering comes backed with service level agreements.

“Data is growing exponentially—not just in volume, but in the critical role it plays in the enterprise every day,” stated Gina Nomellini, CMO of One Source (News - Alert) Networks. “We have developed our Backup-as-a-Service offering to provide customers with peace of mind by ensuring that their business-critical information is always protected and easily accessible.” 

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Options for the service include Internet-based backup to installation of a dedicated circuit with the appropriate bandwidth to accommodate larger backup requirements. OSN also offers a hybrid solution, managing an on-site appliance for the customer and adding further redundancy from the cloud. Full backups are made to disk and copied to tape off-site to meet disaster recovery objectives.

OSN's offering uses CommVault (News - Alert) Simpana Software for data and information management. Simpana provides access to all current and historical data created by an organization, regardless of platform or storage location, while giving users self-service access, compliance search, data mining and reporting tools.

At ITEXPO Las Vegas, OSN announced a network expansion adding five new points of presence (PoPs) across the world. The new PoPs in Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles and a "key Lat American hub" featured Sonus Networks (News - Alert) SBC 5210 Session Border Controllers (SBCs), enabling OSN to deliver everything from international toll free services to global managed networks through infrastructure. The Sonus Networks 5210 is a modular design, enabling OSN to add DSP carts as network requirements evolve to support services as Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync and HD voice.

OSN is a provider of managed communications to the Fortune 1000, delivering cloud-based voice, video security and computing applications, as well as enterprise networking and delivery services. The company provides a single network manager for geographically diverse multi-nationals, enabling companies to have a single point of contact for their global network needs. OSN also provides operational cost savings as a neutral vendor handing network requirements, removing the potential for cost-markups by service providers acting in a sole-source fashion.

Earlier this month, OSN announced it had secured Access Media 3, Inc. (AM3) as a customer. AM3 is a triple-play provider of high-speed Internet, TV and voice services to multi-tenant residential properties across the United States, serving more than 600 properties in 20 states. 

Under the agreement, OSN will provide cloud-based communications, such as Cloud PBX and SIP Trunking, for AM3 to deploy internally and to its customers. AM3 will take advantage of OSN's call center functionality, including IVR and skill-based routing, to improve its call center capabilities. Under the agreement, AM3 is delivering 100 percent of its voice services across all of its 600+ properties through OSN.

Edited by Alisen Downey