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Agile business continuity now available for MSPs
Mon, 2nd Mar 2015
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LogicNow is touting the release of a new version of its hybrid cloud backup and disaster recovery solution as equipping MSPs to upgrade customers from ‘Backup as a Service' to ‘Disaster Recovery as a Service', thus ushering in an even more complex ‘aaS' acronym. It says the new MAX Backup version delivers up-to-the minute protection by backing up 80% faster, while minimising time to recovery (TTR) by making standby images available in as little as 5 minutes after failure.

“MSPs want to be able to provide more value to their customers. Backup can easily be seen as a business continuity box-ticking exercise – as long as everything is safe if the worst happens, then all is well,” says Chris Groot VP, Sales, MAX Backup - Recovery.

“But we and the MSPs we work with know that with disaster recovery, the speed of backup and the speed of recovery is vital. The new features of MAX Backup v15.0 mean that MSPs can offer disaster recovery services where downtime will be measured in minutes rather than hours, positioning them as the best provider of this mission-critical service to their clients.

MAX Backup v15.0 allows MSP customers to use pay-per-use public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure as recovery targets, which LogicNow says reduces overall disaster recovery costs with a ‘Bring Your Public Cloud' model.

 Major features of MAX Backup v15.0 include:

  • Standby Image – MAX Backup combines a granular, file-level backup with a full and quickly recoverable VM image.
  • Backup Accelerator – Reduces the backup “pre-processing” time through continuous monitoring of changes. Daily backups of these large files and databases are up to 80% faster with the new version of MAX Backup.
  • Cloud Recovery Targets – The update introduces two new Cloud Recovery Targets for our Virtual Disaster Recovery and Continuous Restore features. This provides IT service providers with the opportunity to move from ‘Backup as a Service' to ‘Disaster Recovery as a Service' without the need for their own infrastructure, by using a bring-your-public-cloud (BYPC) model.