It is World Backup Day, but one must ask the question: What good is a backup if data or an IT system is unable to be recovered? Fortunately, for IT professionals, StorageCraft Technology Corp. today released the latest generation of the award-winning StorageCraft® Cloud Services™, which provides fast and reliable offsite backup storage and disaster recovery capabilities to organizations.
StorageCraft Cloud Services allows customers to securely store backup images offsite in the StorageCraft Cloud, and more importantly, provides users the ability to fully run a network when local access to systems is unavailable. Another key component of cloud services is that it combines low setup, management and overhead costs with high flexibility to meet users’ offsite disaster recovery requirements.
“StorageCraft products are among the most trusted backup and disaster recovery solutions on the market today. With the new version of StorageCraft Cloud Services, managed service providers (MSPs), value added resellers (VARS) and their customers will have an efficient, reliable tool needed in resuming network and business operations after a disaster strikes,” said Brandon Nordquist, StorageCraft vice president of product management.
Since its launch in December 2012, StorageCraft Cloud Services has grown significantly, with nearly exponential growth in data stored. StorageCraft Cloud Services has also maintained a 99.99 percent uptime of cloud operations.
The new edition of the StorageCraft Cloud Services is available to MSPs and VARs in the United States and Canada. StorageCraft Cloud Services includes anytime, anywhere access to data and instant system failover in the cloud. It gives users options ranging from instant virtualization of their servers to simple archiving, which allows businesses to have aggressive recovery time objectives for their systems and near-continuous data protection, while keeping control over their systems and data in the cloud.
StorageCraft Cloud Services provides the following features for MSPs and VARs and their clients:
- Instant virtualization and networking of cloud-based backups.
- File-and-folder access.
- Personal control of cloud backups for fast recoveries.
- High encryption and facility security standards.
StorageCraft Cloud Services is available in budget friendly tiered options in which customers only pay for the space used:
- Cloud Basic: Archives critical business backup images.
- Cloud+: Includes everything in Cloud Basic, plus immediate file and folder recovery.
- Cloud Premium: Includes everything in Cloud+, as well as instant virtualization of data and system failover in the cloud.
In addition, users in the United States may mirror their customers’ backups to a second data center for an additional layer of protection. Product information is available at www.storagecraft.com/products/storagecraft-cloud-services.
Throughout the years, StorageCraft products have been recognized by analysts, partners and customers for their speed and reliability. In March, the company received its third-consecutive 5-Star rating in the CRN Partner Program Guide, an annual directory that is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. In February, StorageCraft was named one of the 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors by CRN, and in January, StorageCraft earned the Best Channel Vendor award in the Business Continuity and Backup and Disaster Recovery category from Business Solutions magazine readers.