CloudBerry Managed Backup

White-label versions of CloudBerry Backup is available to our partners via the CloudBerry Managed Backup service. This service allows MSPs, VARs and IT service companies offering Amazon AWS powered managed cloud backup services under their own brand. Here you can find news and useful information about Managed Backup service.

CloudBerry MBS Now Works with OptiTune

CloudBerry MBS offers native integration with a variety of remote management services like LabTech and ConnectWise. Today we're excited to announce the latest addition to our remote management partners — OptiTune. With it you'll be able to deploy CloudBerry MBS for Windows effortlessly as well as track backup and restore plans right from the OptiTune's dashboard.

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Managed Service Provider Responsibilities: Top 6 Things to Do When Launching Your MSP Business

The as-a-service model was booming in 2017, and interest will likely only continue to increase in 2018. Subsequently, opportunities within the managed services landscape continue to grow, and so does the competition. So as you plan your MSP business, you need to be prepared.

As you begin the planning stages, here’s a list of key considerations as part of starting a successful MSP business. Continue reading

The Basic Price Modeling Guide for MSPs

Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face constant challenges while managing their IT infrastructure. In an era of evolving IT technologies, it can be especially difficult to focus on both the main business and tech requirements. What’s more, most SMBs can’t afford to hire an IT team, though the need is clear.

Fortunately, this is where managed service providers can help. They have the ability to take on all of a business’ IT requirements, such as setting up a network and providing software installation and remote system backup.

As IT companies add new services, their MSP pricing models may change. This helps them to remain flexible and adjust offerings according to market needs.

Here’s the list of the most popular pricing models, which can give you some guidance on how to price your MSP services.

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Implementing a White-Label Backup Solution as an MSP Offering

White-Label backup service: Requirements

Managed service providers today are always looking to increase the value provided to customers. Part of your suite of services to customers should include data protection, and providing an automated backup service is a great way to satisfy that need. To provide an even more professional brand image, consider offering a white-label backup service, branded with your company name and imaging, that also offers the world-class backup features of the best in breed backup software available on the market today. Continue reading

Cloud Backup for Small Business

Even as managed service providers move more and more customers to the cloud, there are still customers that believe strongly in "4 walls infrastructure.” In most cases, their mistrust originates from a lack of knowledge and experience. As a managed service provider and an expert that they trust, you can provide knowledge and reassurance.

In today’s article, we’re going to review the three most popular misconceptions regarding cloud backup for small business and explain why they are fundamentally incorrect. In addition, this article will offer ways to help you refute customers’ common arguments regarding cloud backup and security. Continue reading

Starting an MSP Business – 3 Reasons to Do It in 2018

IT security has become imperative (and costly) with seemingly endless viruses, hackers and other threats always ready to catch an unwary user. Not every small- or medium-sized business can manage security on their own, and they prefer to outsource it to a managed service provider.

If you’ve decided on starting an MSP business, you’ve made the right choice. The MSP market is flourishing, with three critical elements driving growth. Continue reading

Advantages of Outsourcing IT Through Managed Services

As IT infrastructure is further diversified and more security threats emerge every year, many SMBs have begun to look towards outsourcing their IT tasks to MSPs.

This makes sense because MSPs allow businesses to focus on core tasks instead of resolving IT issues. Without the necessary level of experience, trying to fix IT problems on your own can actually lead to higher costs compared to letting a professional service provider take care of issues as they arise. Continue reading

5 Tips for MSPs: Automated Cloud Backup and Other Ways to Save Time

It’s easy to manage a couple of workstations in the very beginning of your MSP business. But as your business grows, the pool of daily tasks grows as well—which includes managing your backup services. An inability to manage day-to-day requirements may lead to stressful situations, and worse—potential problems with your clients.

How can you address this? As one option, you could hire more people and partially outsource some tasks, but this requires a larger budget and more time for training.

As an alternative, you can avoid these costs by automating some of the tasks that you do manually. The following are our top 5 tips that can help you save time and work more efficiently when providing remote data backup services to your clients. Continue reading