Proven Acronis hybrid cloud solution allows service providers to easily bring Backup as a Service to IaaS customers with rapid time to market
Flexiant today announced that Acronis Backup Cloud is now integrated with the Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator platform allowing cloud service providers to quickly and easily offer best-in-class Backup as a Service (BaaS) to their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) customers.
According to a 2014 Disaster Recovery Study from IDC*, 70 percent of SMBs do not have sufficient protection for their critical data. With this integration, service providers can quickly address this market need and deliver a much needed value-add to their customers on a Pay-As-You Go basis.
Part of the Acronis cloud data protection platform, Acronis Backup Cloud is a proven hybrid cloud backup and recovery solution that enables service providers to rapidly bring new revenue-generating services to market. Acronis Backup Cloud is optimized for service providers by supporting the broadest range of systems in use today including XEN, KVM, Linux, Virtuozzo, Docker, Open-Xchange, and MySQL. The solution features built-in automation, allowing service providers to quickly and easily scale out the solution to support millions of end user customers – all within their existing billing and provisioning environments. Highly flexible pay-per-use pricing models also make it easy for service providers to upsell and cross-sell new backup services.
Service provider customers can easily consume the Acronis backup plans defined for them by self-serving directly through the Flexiant Cloud Orchestration control panel, with a unified and transparent experience. When provisioning a server, end customers simply need to select a configuration with the backup option they want enabled. The integrated billing functionality allows service providers to bill for Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator-based IaaS and BaaS on the same invoice, making it simple to manage and easy for the customer.
End customers are automatically signed up to the Acronis Backup Cloud service and all the required Acronis software is automatically provisioned onto their virtual servers, saving them time and effort. With a Single-Sign-On to the Acronis back-end, customers can also take advantage of Acronis’ more advanced functionality, or to restore a backup as an entire VM or a single file.
Jim Foley, SVP Market Development, Flexiant, “As the IaaS market becomes more commoditized, the ability to seamlessly extend cloud services to include BaaS is a key advantage as it empowers service providers to differentiate against the competition and delivers new revenue streams. We chose Acronis as a leading backup solution for service providers. The Flexiant and Acronis integration offers BaaS seamlessly through a single UI, with consolidated billing and will allow us to easily deliver new data protection services via the Flexiant platform in the future.”
“Cloud backup addresses a critical data protection need for today’s SMBs and provides a unique opportunity for service providers to expand their portfolios with innovative new services – the cloud is enabling this to happen” said John Zanni, Senior Vice President, Cloud & Hosting Sales, Acronis. “Flexiant is a leading cloud orchestration solution provider for service providers that want to deliver new services like data protection. Together, we are making it easy for these cloud service providers to tap into this market need and deliver more value to their customers.”
*Source: IDC, “Complexity and Data Growth Driving Small and Medium-Sized Environments Toward a New Generation of Data Protection” June 2014.