Dell and eFolder Assure Your Data is Safe
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eFolder yesterday announced the availability of its eFolder Cloud Service for Dell Appasure Software, see (Press Release) below. This announcement is significant in several ways. eFolder has been positioning itself in the backup game for some time, and has made very public moves towards Zenith InfoTech’s Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) customers. It has also maintained a solid relationship with StorageCraft throughout. It will be interesting to see if this latest announcement has any effect on this partnership considering the competitive nature of StorageCraft and AppAssure.
It is also significant for eFolder in that it continues to find new paths to increase its cloud backup customer base. eFolder now provides its service through direct application or agent, to StorageCraft partners, its own Backup and Disaster Recovery appliance, and now to Dell’s AppAssure partner base. This clearly is a move to cover as many bases as possible, leading all paths back to the eFolder cloud.
The technical advantages this partnership brings to customers is bare metal backup and recovery from the eFolder cloud and is enhanced by the features built in to Appassure 5, namely WAN optimized, global deduplication, and comprehensive encryption. By combining the two solutions customers can expect a complete backup and recovery solution.
The backup space has been quite competitive in this channel. It will be interesting to see how this partnership unfolds, as well as what additional announcements we will see from Dell, considering its latest purchase of AppAssure.
EFOLDER Announces Public Cloud Service Designed for Backup and Disaster Recovery Services with DELL APPASSURE Software
Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
eFolder, a leading supplier of cloud data protection services for the IT channel, today announced the general availability of the eFolder Cloud for AppAssure at the Dell Storage Forum in Boston. The eFolder Cloud for AppAssure is a service that replicates AppAssure bare metal backup images to the eFolder Cloud and delivers multiple disaster recovery options for partners and clients. For MSPs, solution providers, and VARs looking to backup AppAssure images to the cloud, eFolder supplies a wholesale, public cloud replication service that combines the power of Dell AppAssure software with eFolder’s reliable, petabyte-scale storage cloud, proactive data integrity protection technologies, and emergency in-the-cloud virtualization service capabilities.
Jointly developed with Dell AppAssure, the eFolder Cloud for AppAssure leverages the full capabilities of the recently launched version 5 of AppAssure, including WAN-optimized replication, global deduplication, and comprehensive encryption. The eFolder Cloud for AppAssure allows partners to replicate their AppAssure images to a proven cloud environment. Backup images are deduplicated, replicated, encrypted, and protected in the eFolder Storage Cloud, allowing partners to cost-effectively deliver managed data backup and recovery services to their clients at any scale. eFolder helps partners prepare for any eventuality with multiple disaster recovery options, including image download, overnight drive shipment, or virtualized recovery in the eFolder Continuity Cloud. The eFolder Continuity Cloud enables the fast recovery of servers in the cloud on an emergency or as-needed basis. MSPs can also pay to obtain dedicated nodes in the eFolder Continuity Cloud to provide instant offsite virtualization for those clients that require tighter in-the-cloud recovery times.
“Combining the unique technologies of Dell AppAssure and eFolder empowers our partners to deliver scalable, fully managed cloud services with unparalleled benefits: application-level guaranteed data recovery with silent data corruption protection, global deduplication across the WAN and on disk, instant on and off-site virtualization, and policy-based data retention algorithms that never require rebasing or reseeding data,” said Kevin Hoffman, eFolder CEO/CTO. “You won’t find these capabilities anywhere else.”
“We are pleased to partner with eFolder on the industry’s most powerful and complete business continuity solution,” said Najaf Husain, Executive Director – AppAssure. “eFolder takes AppAssure’s innovations to another level, enabling partners to deliver world-class backup and disaster recovery services to SMBs and mid-enterprise clients.”
The eFolder Cloud for AppAssure is available to new and existing eFolder partners and delivers all the key software and service components required, including access to competitive, wholesale AppAssure software licensing; block storage capacity in the eFolder Storage Cloud; and multiple recovery options, supported by eFolder’s renowned partner support organization. The new AppAssure V5 is also uniquely managed by the eFolder Partner Portal, which delivers global reporting, management, alerting, and billing automation for all AppAssure cores deployed by a partner.
“I was thrilled when eFolder added AppAssure support to their cloud offerings,” said Neil Hawkins, COO of Lanair Group, an MSP headquartered in Glendale, CA. “One of our biggest challenges was finding a solution for our clients with larger data sets. With the global deduplication and chain-free retention policies in the eFolder Cloud for AppAssure, I am now able to meet these more demanding client requirements.”
eFolder partners may access a free trial of the eFolder Cloud for AppAssure by contacting their eFolder Account Manager. For other interested MSPs, solution providers, and VARs looking to join eFolder, visit http://www.efolder.net/join
eFolder is a leading supplier of cloud data protection, business continuity, and cloud security services for MSPs, solution providers, and VARs. Delivered as wholesale services to the channel, eFolder enables its partners to provide branded data protection and security services and to generate highly profitable, recurring revenue. eFolder services complement many of the managed services offerings already deployed by partners and integrate with common PSA systems, making adoption of eFolder services fast and easy. eFolder also empowers cost-effective partner and end-user private clouds, allowing partners to meet the needs of any client, regardless of size or readiness to engage in public cloud services.
VP of Marketing, eFolder
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Author: Frank Gurnee