Natural disasters in 2017 including hurricanes and storms have had some tremendous affects, having destroyed whole towns and making people homeless. Hurricane Harvey alone that crashed upon the US in August brought total losses of $190 billion.
A significant portion of this amount belongs to small and medium-sized businesses, as the hurricanes destroy something that any company depends on most: its data. Physical infrastructure can be rebuilt, but data can not be recovered if not stored properly.
Managed Service Providers can demonstrate value to their customers by providing managed offsite backup. This is an essential service that can be very useful, especially in the regions where the risk of natural disasters is high. Continue reading
The demand for cloud backup grows steadily but still, there are many companies relying on tape. Sure, this is better than nothing. But in fact, keeping backups on tape is no more secure than keeping it on a local server in your own office.
The managed service providers can enhance their positions and grow their business significantly with the help of remote backup service. Online storage has its pros and cons compared to the tape-based backup, but in the end, the benefits outnumber the flaws.
However, if you already offer remote backup services to your clients, think of the following aspects that may help you increase your services’ value and thus your revenue. Continue reading
In the era of new technologies even small businesses understand that even little downtime leads to heavy losses, so they need an efficient backup to maintain data availability at the high level. The best way they can do it is to outsource this task to MSPs.
However, it still remains a difficult task for MSP to sell remote managed backup services to the clients. This article we would like to give you some advice which would help you to reach your goals in selling managed backup. Continue reading
To support business continuity at the appropriate level has become crucial nowadays, even a few hours of downtime may result in heavy business impact and financial loss. The cloud-managed backup procedure plays a vital role as it allows any business to quickly restore the lost files as if nothing had happened.
If a company relies on a managed service provider to carry out the task, then it becomes MSP’s headache to select the right backup solution. Why a headache? Because the backup technologies evolve over time, and it gets more and more difficult to select the best option. 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
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