Story image

Agile business continuity now available for MSPs

02 Mar 15

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.
Dell EMC embeds security in latest servers
Dell EMC's 14th generation of PowerEdge servers has comprehensive management tools to provide security across hardware and firmware.
Hands-on review: The Logitech R500 laser presentation remote
With a clever ergonomic design, you’ll never have to glance at the device, unless you deliberately look to use the built-in laser pointer to emphasise your presentation.
Review: Should you buy the Fitbit Charge 3?
If you are new the to the world of wearables you might be wondering if Fitbit’s new offering is a good first step. Maybe I can help with that.
The disaster recovery-as-a-service market is on the rise
As time progresses and advanced technologies are implemented, the demand for disaster recovery-as-a-service is also expected to increase.
Cohesity signs new reseller and cloud service provider in Australia
NEXION Networks has been appointed as an authorised reseller of Cohesity’s range of solutions for secondary data.
Dell dominates enterprise storage market, HPE declines
The enterprise storage system market continues to be a goldmine for most vendors with demand relentlessly rising year-on-year.
Lenovo DCG moves Knight into A/NZ general manager role
Knight will now relocate to Sydney where he will be tasked with managing and growing the company’s data centre business across A/NZ.
Avnet to boost AI/IoT solutions with acquisition
The acquisition of Softweb Solutions adds software and artificial intelligence to Avnet’s ecosystem and bolsters its IoT capabilities.