Stage 2 Networks Launches Enhanced Business Continuity Service

eContinuity Service Saves Businesses Time, Money and Resources Through Auto Failover Protection

NEW YORK, Mar 21, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Stage 2 Networks, a cloud communications leader in the New York metropolitan area with a portfolio of hosted voice and data services, today announced the launch of eContinuity, its newest enhanced business continuity service that provides auto failover for businesses that have a voice trunking network instead of hosted VoIP service.

As more and more businesses are migrating to hosted VoIP and cloud communications, which typically provide business continuity as a standard, there are still many companies that maintain their own communications network using PRIs or SIP trunks. To ensure that their communications network does not have intermittent outages or complete downtime, these companies must spend time, money and resources on multiple redundancy points, in many cases, through several different providers.

Stage 2 Networks eContinuity service is unique because it is cost effective for businesses managing their own communications network and uses only one service provider to maintain and manage all redundant points. Some of the features include redundant failover to alternative bandwidth, direct trunk overflow (redirect phone numbers to another number or location), call forward if the system shows no response, call intercept with auto attendant, redundant voicemail and provider backup should the company's premise-based PBX have an outage.

"As a hosted service provider, we realized that many of our non-hosted customers, specifically those purchasing SIP trunks, were spending far too much money and resources on business continuity. Since Stage 2 already has the network in place for auto failover to our hosted customers, we decided to extend the offering of this service to the non-hosted business segment," said Joe Gillette, CEO of Stage 2 Networks and a founding member of the Cloud Communications Alliance. "As a New York-based company, we have seen the perils of what can happen to business communications when a crisis occurs -- our eContinuity service will give businesses peace of mind."

About Stage 2 Networks

Stage 2 Networks, a New York City-based communications provider, is among the forerunners in opening up the cloud-communications universe to companies of all sizes. Stage 2's robust network allows businesses to access a comprehensive portfolio of communications services including hosted PBX and business trunking, cloud-based unified communications (UC), advanced voice applications, and network services for both voice and data. Stage 2 delivers creative, customized solutions to businesses that will receive streamlined communications with enhanced quality of service, while drastically lowering their capital expenditures. Stage 2 is a founding member of the Cloud Communications Alliance. For more information visit www.stage2networks.com .

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