Managed cloud backup from GFI
Posted on 02 May 2012.
Businesses are increasingly turning to online backup because the importance of securely stored data increases and natural disasters continue to make headlines. As well as business continuity benefits, companies that embrace cloud storage can better manage the price and time needed for data recovery inside the event of a disaster. a contemporary report from Gartner predicts that “HDD costs increases by 5% to twenty% in 2012″(1) within the wake of the new flooding in Thailand which decimated a giant part of the world’s ability to fabricate hard drives.
These costs combined with the exponential growth within the amount of information that companies must store are forcing companies to hunt new how you can manage their IT costs without sacrificing storage capabilities, which creates new opportunities for MSPs offering managed online backup. In reality, a contemporary survey of GFI MAX customers conducted at GFI’s global partner conferences found that MSPs expect online backup services to be the foremost widely adopted via the cloud within the new year.
“Cloud-based backup is a natural complement to the services that our MSP partners provide in the course of the GFI MAX platform,” said Dr. Alistair Forbes, general manager of the GFI MAX Business Unit, GFI Software. “That’s our fourth major technology integration into the platform maximizing the breadth of services that our partners can manage for his or her customers. GFI MAX Managed Online Backup lets them increase their revenue by providing within your means, highly efficient, encrypted backup just as increasingly customers look to adopt cloud services.”
Features and benefits of GFI MAX Managed Online Backup include:
Powerful security with encrypted IP backup – Data is encrypted at every step of the method, ensuring that files, system states, network shares, exchange stores, SQL server databases and alertness-aware VMware Snapshots remain completely secure both onsite and within the cloud.
Low bandwidth usage – Using data de-duplication technology, only incremental changes are backed up daily, reducing time and bandwidth resources had to keep data stores updated.
Rapid restore with “Speed Vault” – The facility to simultaneously back up data onsite and within the cloud allows customers to access local data quickly and simply.
Easy provisioning – IT administrators can specify which files and folders are backed up and determine a schedule that meets the best needs of a company.
Robust reporting – Daily Safety Check monitors the success of daily backups and shows information on all backup sessions within a retention period including usage and fees, demonstrating value to the client.
Pay-as-you-go pricing – Costs are in accordance with volume of knowledge stored, enabling MSPs to profitably meet the budgetary needs of any customer despite their size.