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Breakthrough Offering Gives Value Added Resellers Instant Access to Their Own Cloud Backup and Recovery Service Powered by EVault
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov 17, 2010 –(BUSINESS WIRE)– i365 Inc., A Seagate Company (STX) , today announced the launch of the EVault(R) Cloud-Connected Service Provider (CCSP) program. The EVault CCSP program is a unique channel offering that packages EVault technology and best practices to help participating VARs quickly build a profitable cloud-based data protection service-backed by i365, EVault technology, and the EVault Cloud.
A Cloud Storage Breakthrough for VARs
This breakthrough model creates a new level of collaboration between Cloud technology vendors and the channel. i365 provides the technology and best practices for hosted service delivery; the reseller adds the local presence and customer intimacy–bringing the Cloud closer to the customer. Customer data can be replicated to the EVault Cloud, giving CCSP partners and their customers a multi-site disaster recovery plan for their data. CCSPs know i365 is backing their business with the EVault brand, the EVault Cloud, and company expertise.
“Many in the IT reseller community have concerns about the impact of cloud-based IT services on their existing business models. They are, however, the primary IT advisors to many SMBs, and their endorsement of cloud-based storage solutions will go a long way toward accelerating market acceptance,” said Brad Nisbet, program manager for IDC’s Storage and Data Management Services. “The EVault Cloud-Connected Service Provider program is a thorough program that addresses these reseller concerns, enabling them to quickly build a comprehensive cloud backup and recovery business.”
Packaged for easy delivery, the EVault CCSP program includes:
Deployment on the CCSP partner’s site – includes a multi-tenant license and flexible pay-as-you-grow model.
EVault Cloud safety net – backups can be replicated from the CCSP site to the EVault Cloud to protect against local disasters and help assure customers their data is safe.
Comprehensive training and enablement — best practices on marketing, selling, and operating a SaaS business, and more. Fully supported by EVault experts.
The Value of i365 Expertise and EVault Technology
“We’ve partnered with i365 because they live and breathe data backups, and are the only vendor who can offer all the components — hardware, software, service expertise, support and Cloud infrastructure — to help us get our service up and running effectively. Plus, for our customers, the EVault name signifies the same values we bring to the table; secure, smart, and trusted solutions they can count on,” said pilot partner Brian Dosal, director of sales & marketing, Compuquip Technologies. “As an EVault CCSP partner we will be able to deliver our version of an online backup service, tailored to our unique business model and client roster.”
VARs Can Take Data Protection to the Next Level
“The reseller community brings tremendous value to their customers with customer and industry expertise at the local level,” said Terry Cunningham, president and general manager, i365. “They have a key role to play in the delivery of Cloud services, but no one had figured out how to make it work for them. We’ve come up with a way to expand our Cloud-Connected storage solutions vision into the channel, and make it a winning proposition for everyone.”
Packaging and Pricing
The EVault CCSP program extends i365′s Cloud-Connected storage solution portfolio, which includes EVault data protection software, appliances, SaaS and managed services–delivered since 1997 to over 30,000 SMBs and enterprises with remote and branch offices worldwide.
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SOURCE: i365 Inc.
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