WorldCom Bulks Up Value-Added Services
Three options are a response to customers' growing interest in business continuity planning for "webified" applications as well as a response to the growing security threat posed by hackers.WorldCom Inc. on Wednesday continued to add to its menu of value-added services for its hosting customers with three new service options. The three service options added to WorldComs growing menu of value-added offerings--the new WorldCom Data Storage Services, WorldCom Global Server Load Balancing Services, and WorldCom IP VPN Remote Services with Colocation--are a response to customers growing interest in business continuity planning for "webified" applications as well as a response to the growing security threat posed by hackers. With the new storage services, WorldCom can quickly put together a solution that is more scalable and less costly to build than enterprises can create for themselves, according to Rebecca Carr, director of global hosting services for WorldCom in Atlanta.
The new data storage services include tape backup and restore, storage area network and network-attached storage services. As a part of the storage services, WorldCom creates a dedicated server array for an individual customer and provides monitoring and maintenance of the storage software. It monitors to ensure that backups are taking place and that a system is following the business rules established by the customer. Customers manage their applications remotely.