LONDON, UK & BOSTON, USA – Securstore, award-winning Cloud Backup and Recovery service provider, welcomes SMBs, Enterprises, IT service providers, and Symantec partners who have been affected by the “BackupExec.Cloud” shutdown, as reported on Symantec’s website here.

According to the message posted on the website, “Backup Exec.Cloud” service subscription will be discontinued (both new subscriptions and renewals) on January 6, 2014; and the service will be completely retired a year later on January 06, 2015. This grace period will allow “Backup Exec.Cloud” customers to migrate their data to alternate cloud services.

This shutdown has been linked to the lack of mobile and content sharing features of “Backup Exec.Cloud”; and that the current “Backup Exec.Cloud” software design cannot accommodate the addition of new features that are being demanded by their customers, such as: Sync, Share and Mobility. As a result, Symantec decided that it would be better off for everyone if the services were shut down. Symantec’s decision to shut down this service is a part of an on-going re-organization drive.

Why Choose Securstore over the competition? Here are some of the features:

• 24×7 support services
• Data centres in the UK and USA
• ISO 27001 certified by UKAS and ANAB
• Free, no obligation consultation on your migration needs
• One-on-one handheld setup support from the start to finish
• Flexible deployment architectures – private, hybrid or public
• Maximum security, reliability, manageability, and scalability
• Compliance with standards, such as: SOX, HIPAA, and DPA
• Minimal interruption of services or data access during migration
• FIPS 140-2 accredited – data is being securely protected at all times
• Provide professional expertise for easy migration of data to the cloud
• Award-winning, multi-tenanted Cloud backup and recovery software platform
• Has been in business since 1991, providing IT and Cloud backup and recovery services
• Agentless – only one copy of software needs to be deployed for all network environments

Alexander Eiriksson, Securstore’s COO said, “For the past four years or so, the primary focus has been on Recovery-as-a-Service, as the industry has evolved from just data backup and storage to disaster recovery and business continuity to sync and sharing, and data mobility. Some solutions in the market, including “Backup Exec.Cloud”, do not have these important features, and as a result, might be forced to get out of business. Securstore will help anyone impacted by Symantec’s “Backup Exec.Cloud” shutdown on a case by case, one-on-one, basis. Eiriksson added, “Securstore brings more than 20 years of expertise to the table to handle the migration needs of clients from Symantec data repositories to ours. We can say with full confidence that “Backup Exec.Cloud” customers will suffer only a minimal interruption during the changeover, and will hardly experience a tremor”.