NovaStor optimized licensing model for providers of IT services

Agoura Hills / (CA) USA, Hamburg / Germany, Zug / Switzerland, June 25, 2012 — / – Data protection specialist NovaStor adds a payment option for the licensing of its cloud backup platform NovaBACKUP xSP. This new model reflects how numerous managed service providers charge for their own services, and provides them with an extremely cost-effective entry into the cloud backup market. IT service providers only need to pay a low monthly fee, which corresponds with actual usage, in order to license and operate their service. NovaStor’s new licensing model reflects current pricing models of service providers and generates profitability for backup service providers in both the short and long term.

NovaStor imparts service providers with financial freedom
Managed Backup Services, Cloud backup providers with online storage, mainly operate using monthly billing models. In such cases the amount of the fee is calculated according to the utilization of the service, or the storage that customers require for their data backups. Under these conditions high initial investments for software licenses are difficult to finance and prevent service providers from entering into the world of managed backup services. This can cause service providers a long wait to achieve  profitability and follow-up-licensing can further complicate matter.

Unlike these models of initial license acquisition NovaStor offers service providers the required licenses for a monthly fee based on the actual revenue they achieve. Service providers only need pay for what they actually require for the current operation of their service.

Inclusion of features, updates, and support services for MSPs
NovaBACKUP xSP enables the stable operation of a data backup service. An intuitive interface minimizes the number of support requests, and administration of the service infrastructure requires little effort. Through regular software updates, NovaStor provides MSPs with a backup platform that stays on the cutting edge, and exceeds customer requirements. Updates include support for new technologies such as virtualization, but also optimizations for speed in order to secure ever increasing backup volumes within short backup windows.

The monthly license fee for NovaBACKUP xSP not only includes the license and updates, but also includes free full version upgrades. During the operation of a data backup service critical situations can occur at any time. To support ISPs optimally, NovaStor’s monthly license fee also covers technical support from NovaStor’s local support teams.

Stefan Utzinger, CEO of NovaStor: “To provide a professional service, service providers need a reliable technology, a reliable partner and a business model that pays off economically. With our new licensing model, we provide service providers not only with the technological platform, but also with a funding model that enables the operation of a profitable backup service. This is being reaffirmed by our existing customers and partners and their positive response to our new licensing model in the evaluation phase.”

Links for additional information
More information about NovaBACKUP xSP

About NovaStor
NovaStor ( is a leading international provider of software solutions for data protection and availability. NovaStor provides software, SaaS solutions and services for local and online backup, restore and retention of business-critical data. Clients include home, mobile, and SMB users, service providers as well as international corporations. NovaStor’s cost-effective solutions are platform-and hardware-independent and ensure that optimal technological and economical use is gained from the customer’s existing and future IT environment. NovaStor is headquartered in Switzerland (Zug), has offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (CA, Agoura Hills), and is represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.

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