StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced enhancements to its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Cloud Services for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). StorageCraft DRaaS for MSPs now includes Cloud Pooling, One-Click Orchestrated Recovery, and 30-Day Free Virtualized Infrastructure Replication. For MSPs, this offers additional revenue opportunities, improved margins and expanded market potential. Purpose-built for disaster recovery and total business continuity, StorageCraft Cloud Services reside in Tier 3 datacenters providing enterprise-grade security and 99.999% uptime.
StorageCraft Cloud Pooling: Until now, MSPs could not pool data storage across machines within StorageCraft Cloud Services. Now, StorageCraft Cloud Services pools each machine’s included data capacity at each service level, giving MSPs improved efficiency and flexibility. Because MSPs can plan and load-balance their total data capacity, it avoids the costs of unplanned overages. It also lets MSPs sell their service offerings to a broader market. For example, an MSP may be able to add small businesses that might not previously have been a profitable option to service at competitive price points.
StorageCraft One-Click Orchestrated Recovery: Through a single pane of glass, using the StorageCraft Cloud Services web portal, MSPs can pre-configure each customer’s recovery sequence so that, in the event of disaster or on-premises failure, entire systems can be brought back online with a single click to the last recovery point. Recovery can be pre-configured to ensure the right servers, directories and files come back online at the right time.
StorageCraft Cloud Services for MSPs provides default settings of 3 daily and 2 weekly recovery points, plus the option to add more. This high-value, low-touch feature helps MSPs bring customers back online within minutes of a disaster rather than hours or days and can help an MSP meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs). In case of a ransomware attack, One-Click Orchestrated Recovery can help an MSP circumvent the attack by re-booting to the last point of recovery from the cloud, so a business can continue unaffected, without paying ransom and without losing data or customers.
30-Day Free Virtualization: StorageCraft Cloud Services can accelerate data recovery across virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures, restore server environments at scale, and restore an entire infrastructure. In the event of a sitewide disaster, StorageCraft Cloud Services offers the ability for an MSP to simply virtualize a customers’ IT environment into the StorageCraft Cloud and operate as though they were working off their own system. Customers experience complete business continuity while their on-premises infrastructure is brought back online.
The 30-Day Free Virtualization per machine benefit ensures business continuity for costumers at unmatched economics compared to alternative offerings and public cloud services that charge for every second their service is used in case of a disaster. It also provides MSPs a low-cost, high-value functionality to run disaster recovery testing scenarios of customer environments. Pre-testing is a critical, and often overlooked component of success disaster recovery planning.
Says Clay Harris, president & COO of WorkSmart, a StorageCraft MSP: “The business opportunity from offering Cloud Services is immense. It is one of the fastest-growing segments in our industry, with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) set to grow from $2.4B in to $3.73B by 20211. Choosing the right vendor is critical to make the most of this potential. We partnered with StorageCraft because its Cloud Services give us the means to differentiate in the market, offer more to our existing customers and attract new customers. As well as the increased revenue opportunities, the ease and low-maintenance of StorageCraft’s Cloud Services allows us to improve margins through reduced operational cost and overhead.”
Adds Hugo Parra, senior director of product management at StorageCraft: “StorageCraft Cloud Services has been hugely successful since becoming available in 2014. The number of servers protected by StorageCraft Cloud Services increased by almost 300% YoY in 2017. Our MSP community is reaping the benefits of purpose-built business continuity cloud services. They are able to offer a superior alternative to public cloud in terms of self-serve failover orchestration, all-inclusive virtualization and recovery costs, and clear, predictable SLAs. This high-value low-touch model boosts partners’ margins, addressable market, and ability to meet customers’ most stringent requirements while keeping maintenance and operation costs to a minimum.”
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. StorageCraft provides business continuity and data management market services through software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.
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1Source: Gartner: 2018 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, July 2018, Mark Jaggers and Ron Blair
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