Corel's WinZip Computing Averts Hurricane-Related Disaster With a
Five-Hour Migration to the Google Cloud
Software Company Enlists Google Apps Veteran Agosto to Prevent
Loss-of-Service During Power and Internet Outages Caused by
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 -- Agosto, Inc.
(www.agosto.com), one of the world's oldest and fastest-growing
Google Apps and cloud services consulting firms, today announced that
it successfully helped WinZip Computing, a Corel company, move its
entire domain to the Google Cloud in advance of Hurricane Sandy. The
quick actions of Agosto's and Corel's teams prevented any loss of
service to WinZip and its employees during the ensuing power and
Internet outages on the east coast of the United States.
Corel is in the process of migrating its on-premise servers to the
Google Cloud with help from Agosto, a Google Apps Premier Reseller.
On Monday, October 29, Corel recognized that its WinZip division was
in the predicted path of Hurricane Sandy and that a loss of Internet
service or power could take down its ability to communicate via
email. Corel's WinZip technical support team called Agosto and made
an urgent request for assistance in moving the WinZip domain to
"We received an emergency message to migrate WinZip to Google Apps
and immediately began working together on the migration," said Aric
Bandy, CEO of Agosto. "Within about five hours, Agosto's Certified
Google Apps Deployment Specialists had helped WinZip to deploy Google
Apps. We're pleased to have been able to quickly help our client
achieve success and peace of mind." While the full impact of
super-storm Sandy will take time to measure, the storm is one of the
worst that the Northeast Region has ever experienced. Nearly a week
after Sandy came ashore, millions in the region are still without
power. As a result of their move to the cloud, WinZip's team is still
able to use any Internet-connected device to access email, share
documents and collaborate on other cloud-based services.
"The predicted path of the storm showed that our servers were in
harm's way so we knew we needed to take action," said WinZip
Computing president Patrick Nichols. "With Agosto's help we were able
to reduce our risk and quickly ensure continuous uptime for our
employees and customers."
"It was fortunate that we were able to minimize the impact of the
storm on our team in the Northeast," said Mark Fernandes, Corel vice
president of Global Information Technology. "Knowing that Corel's
employees in all divisions can easily communicate and collaborate
with each other -- anytime, anywhere, from any device -- while
continuing to serve our customers, are primary reasons for going
Google. Agosto's fast work and superior customer service are making
the transition easier, even during the planning for this disaster.
Our thoughts are with everyone whose life or business has been
About WinZip Computing
With more than a billion downloads, WinZip
(www.winzip.com) is the world's leading provider of zip utilities and
one of the most popular and trusted applications in the history of
the Web. WinZip Computing, a Corel company, draws on its core
strength as the #1 zip software provider to deliver the power of
compression and encryption to where it's needed most -- email,
mobile, social media and online. WinZip's offerings include apps for
Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, the ZipSend and ZipShare online
services, and WinZip System Utilities Suite. Headquartered in
Mansfield, CT, WinZip Computing also has offices in Canada, Spain,
the UK and Silicon Valley.
Corel is one of the world's top software companies
providing some of the industry's best-known brands, including
Roxio(R), Pinnacle(TM) and WinZip(R). Boasting the most comprehensive
portfolio of graphics, productivity and digital media products, we've
built a reputation for delivering innovative software that's easy to
learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of creativity and
productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for
innovation, design and value.
Used by millions of people around the world, our product lines
include CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite, Corel(R) Painter(TM), Corel(R)
PaintShop(R) Pro, Corel(R) VideoStudio(R), Corel(R) WordPerfect(R)
Office, Pinnacle Studio(TM), Roxio Creator(R), Roxio(R) Toast(R) and
WinZip(R). For more information on Corel, please visit www.corel.com.
About Agosto, Inc.
Founded in 2001 in Minneapolis, and with offices
in Minneapolis and Toronto, Agosto is one of the world's oldest and
fastest-growing Google Apps and cloud consulting firms. One of the
earliest Google Apps partners, Agosto served on Google's, Customer
Advisory Board in 2008 and joined its Enterprise Advisory Board in
2009, one of only eight partners to sit on the board. In 2012, Agosto
received the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Tekne award in
the technology and consulting category for small and growing
businesses. Agosto was featured along with Microsoft, Oracle and
Rackspace on Talkin' Cloud's 2012 Top 100 Cloud Services Providers
List. Agosto's clients include Corel, Dunn Bros Coffee, CATCO, Regis
Corporation, The Second City, 2nd Wind Exercise, Famous Dave's,
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