The shift to the public cloud in the UK presents a lucrative opportunity for the channel. For many channel partners, their skills and differentiation lies in the service and support they provide customers. With Cloud Backup they can leave the infrastructure bit to Gamma, while they focus on what they do best; delivering a stand-out customer experience.
Whatever sized businesses you work with, ensuring they have a regular and reliable backup of their company data is critical. With so many statistics showing that many businesses in the UK without an effective backup and disaster recovery plan fail to recover after suffering serious downtime, it is even more important that your customers choose the right solution to protect their company data. Traditional backup solutions, such as tape or other external devices, have been widely used by businesses in the past but have not been without their risks. Cloud Backup now offers businesses that are serious about protecting their data a solution they can rely on.
Cloud Backup from Gamma is a managed Backup as a Service (BaaS) solution that allows your customers to automatically backup data stored on their servers onto a secure and highly resilient storage facility within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure in the UK. User agents are installed on the servers that are backed up and the service can be managed easily via an online portal.
To help ensure the fast and secure transfer of data from your customer’s environment to the AWS cloud, backup and restore functions include block-level de-duplication, compression and encryption. The online portal allows your customers to easily self-manage the files, folders and volumes targeted for backup into the Cloud and set schedules for when the backups take place. Data can then be restored with 24 hour granularity for 7 days, 1 week granularity for 4 weeks and monthly granularity for 11 months.
No longer reliant on members of staff remembering to change tape backups and take them home or to a secure storage site, Cloud Backup from Gamma is an automated service that once set up will ensure all your customers selected files are backed up to the cloud automatically on a daily basis. Backups can also be started manually when needed, which can be used to mitigate risk in the case of a major system change or planned downtime.
Keeping backed up files in the cloud ensures data is safe no matter what is going on at your customer’s office. So should a disaster, such as fire, flood or theft occur, destroying hardware stored onsite, your customers can rest assured that their data is always protected. Storing data in the cloud also makes restoration of data quick and easy. Whilst other backup methods are reliant on the requirement for compatible hardware to recover data, Cloud Backup from Gamma does not.
Secure and effective backup needn’t be expensive. With increasing pressure being placed on already stretched IT budgets, finding a solution that meets both your customers’ backup requirements and budget constraints is important. With Cloud Backup, there is no need for any capital expenditure and your customers only pay for their storage requirements, making it a cost-effective backup solution for their business.
One of the biggest challenges with traditional backup solutions is the ability to accurately estimate storage capacity for an organisations data requirements, resulting in large upfront capital expenditure to allow for potential data growth in the future or a solution that your customer’s business fast outgrows. With Cloud Backup, your customers pay for the capacity their business requires for the length of their contract and we accommodate any incremental changes during that period using compression and de-duplication to effectively manage that storage capacity for them.