If you’ve already decided to start an MSP business, then you’ve made the right choice. The current market for IT managed service providers is constantly growing with more and more opportunities arising every single day.
That said, using an online backup service as an MSP is hands down one of the best ways to provide quality service to your clientele. That’s because online backup services allow you to ardently secure your clients' data by keeping reserve copies of your clients’ critical files, folders, and hard drives on a remote server or in a cloud storage platform like Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure. Perhaps more importantly, when a service provider offers backup-as-a-service to his clients, he/she can always help to restore that data whenever the client needs it.
Securely storing your customer's data to a preferred cloud provider has numerous advantages than simply backing up the data to a local storage location. Let's take a closer look at these benefits below. Continue reading
What would you do if a disaster strikes? Flood, fire, tornado, a devastating ransomware attack. These all are real-life issues, that any business can face. We have asked Steve Putnam to tell us about the real-life disaster recovery examples, they have in mind, for the possible disaster striking one of their clients. Continue reading
If you tell someone that your computer crashed, the first question you usually hear in response is “Did you back up your files?”
That’s the right question to ask if you’re talking only about personal data or a single computer. When your PC crashes, having a data backup available is usually all you need to restore your normal routine.
But if it comes to a company, backing up data is not enough. When a company’s infrastructure is damaged or data is lost, a full disaster recovery operation needs to take place to restore operations without causing critical disruptions to the company. Disaster recovery requires much more than simply backing up files.
To understand why, you need to appreciate the difference between backup and disaster recovery, which this article explains.
It might seem that we are talking obvious things here, however, in the article you will find a couple of numbers about backup and disaster recovery.
With dozens of features and details of internal IT-infrastructure to consider, selecting the right application to backup your data is always a challenge. In this series of articles, we compare CloudBerry Backup and Managed Backup solution solutions with other vendors’ backup products by a number of criteria and features that are important to users, businesses, and managed service providers.
Today, we will take a closer look at CrashPlan backup and Code42 CrashPlan enterprise solution:
Secure information infrastructure is a crucial component for the success of modern business. Previously, we have considered general ways of protecting against ransomware and how to proactively defend data with backups.
However, there is more obvious way of protection.
In this article, we consider offers for Managed Service Provider (MSP) from antivirus companies and discuss most valuable criteria in choosing complex anti-virus solution. Continue reading
Motiva Networks, an NYC IT Support and Managed Services Provider, serves 3 000 desktops and consumes 20 TB of storage. A year ago, when the company started to look for a backup and disaster recovery solution, it had certain criteria - the ability to use Amazon. And today the company has successful experience with “Restore to Amazon EC2" feature in CloudBerry Backup. Continue reading
PICK Programmer’s Shop is a complete information technology solutions provider. The company provides a broad range of services, from maintenance and troubleshooting of existing systems to design and deployment of new ones. Cloud backup is one of the services the company offers. Continue reading
In this article, Steve explains how to plan a reliable backup strategy for files that are infrequently changed using two clouds simultaneously.
One of the reasons we switched from our old Cloud Backup solution to CloudBerry MBS back in 2014 was the choice of independent backend cloud storage options that MBS offered. At the time only Amazon AWS had everything we needed (encryption, compression, fast retrieval, etc). And at $0.03/GB/month, we were able to offer better backup pricing to our clients and realize a larger profit. Continue reading
We are proud to introduce a series of blog post from one of our biggest customer, Steve Putnam. In these articles, Steve shares his experience and best practices on utilizing CloudBerry Managed Backup as a Managed Service Provider.
In this article, Steve explains how to configure a delay purge for files that are infrequently changed and avoid old versions purge after file update. Continue reading
Nixsys is an American computer manufacturer that offers the highest quality custom-built computers and servers supporting legacy hardware and software as well as all kinds of IT support for small and mid-size businesses. This includes backup and disaster recovery, network & mobile device management, IT consulting and security services. Continue reading