November 28, 2011
Press release

Acronis and Vertical Communications Deliver Integrated Disaster Recovery Solution for Wave IP

'On-the-box' Wave Live Image utility delivers unified communications continuity

Santa Clara, CA and Woburn, MA, November 28, 2011 - Vertical Communications, Inc., a provider of next-generation IP telephony systems and integrated B2B unified communications (UC) solutions and Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced a technology partnership to deliver an easy-to-use business continuity solution that protects the Vertical Wave IP® business communications system. When disaster strikes, Wave Live Image powered by Acronis®, will cost-effectively enable Wave users to quickly restore their system, allowing communications to be up and running again, reducing disruptions to service.

Wave Live Image is an easy-to-use utility that schedules regular snapshots of a Wave IP system, providing administrators with a fast, effective restoration process. Live Image snapshots are automatically compressed to minimize storage requirements and can be stored on a secondary drive on the Wave IP, on a network file server, or at an offsite location for ultimate peace of mind.

"With so many growing companies now reliant on the competitive advantage unified communications gives them in running their business, being able to quickly restore their Wave IP communications system provides Vertical customers with the peace of mind that they can be back up and running in a matter of minutes," said Peter Bailey, president and chief executive officer of Vertical Communications. "It's easy to see how having restore capabilities for IP communications platforms is becoming a necessity where communications are considered the lifeblood of company operations."

Key Wave Live Image Highlights:

Feature Benefit
Integration with Wave IP Business Communications System Simplifies operation and protection of a Wave IP communications system environment
Create On-Demand, Scheduled and Incremental Snapshots Allows customization of Wave Live Image to match a communications environment
Incremental Snapshot Image Restores a phone system to the last snapshot taken of your Wave IP system
Saves time and network resources with change-only snapshots
Performance Indicators Check snapshot, media creation and restore processes are completed properly
USB-based Media Creation Easily create a bootable USB device to restore a Wave IP system
Streamlined Recovery Re-image system off USB device
On- or Off-premise Storage Choose on-premise storage or customize for offsite storage of snapshots

"It's exciting to partner with such an innovative unified communications solutions partner to extend our award winning backup and recovery solutions to protect a vital, but largely ignored piece of critical business infrastructure," said Izzy Azeri, vice president and general manager of Acronis Americas. "Being chosen by Vertical to protect its customers' critical services is testament to the reliable and robust nature of the Acronis Backup & Recovery® product."

Wave IP Business Communications System

The family of Wave IP business communications systems offers customers a fully integrated, unified, flexible communications solution with features such as contact center, call recording, reporting, networking, management, custom call routing applications and IVR - all within a single system. Cost-sensitive mid-sized businesses and larger distributed organizations seeking to reduce overhead associated with managing business communications can transform their legacy telephony infrastructure into an application-rich, next generation VoIP solution by deploying Wave IP. Wave IP's unique Application-Ready architecture means Vertical's unified communications capabilities and suite of voice applications are available "on-box" so they can be easily deployed and managed without expensive add-on software.

Pricing and Availability

Wave Live Image is now available as an integrated application that comes preinstalled in Vertical's Wave IP, and is ready to activate with a software license. Contact a local Vertical Reseller for pricing.

About Vertical Communications

Vertical Communications, Inc. is a unified communications (UC) and IP telephony solutions provider for business-to-business communications. Vertical's business communications systems provide the enterprise-class functionality necessary to deliver seamless connectivity, collaboration and mobility through smart, powerful telephony and voice applications that are simple to deploy and use while substantially reducing operating costs. With more than 200,000 customers across all industries, Vertical solutions are distributed through a network of more than 3,000 authorized dealers throughout North America and in Europe. For more information, visit

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 45 locations across the globe. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at
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