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SANTA ANA, CA – January 27, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ – Ingram Micro recently added the Acronis Backup as a Service (BaaS) solution to its Cloud Marketplace. Considering that backup and disaster recovery (BDR) is a core need for so many companies — not to mention the fact it’s many end users’ first step into cloud computing — this is a big deal for Ingram Micro’s reseller partners.

Using the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, partners now can:

  • Purchase and activate Acronis Backup as a Service by clicking on Acronis under the Infrastructure tab
  • Use the 30-day trial download to test the service
  • Configure and manage Acronis solutions for multiple end customers from a single portal
  • Add new features, services, or customers with just a few mouse clicks
  • Download unified billing data, which can be integrated with any PSA.

IT solution providers face multiple challenges when it comes to protecting their customers’ data. First, there’s the challenge of end users’ IT environments, which are becoming increasingly complex.

A recent article from IDC, titled “Complexity and Data Growth Driving Small and Medium-Sized Environments toward a New Generation of Data Protection” revealed that 48% of SMBs are using both virtual and physical systems in their data centers. Additionally, 54% of SMBs’ virtualized environments comprise more than one hypervisor and 67% of the virtualized environments comprise hypervisors from vendors other than Microsoft and VMware. What these complex environments lead to for many resellers is the need to use multiple backup tools to properly back up a customer’s entire IT environment.

Acronis Backup as a Service offers Ingram Micro’s partners an easy-to-use solution to this challenge. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine, Acronis Backup as a Service is a local and cloud backup and recovery managed service that offers file-based backups, physical image backups, and VM image-based backups within the same solution. Additionally, this Backup as a Service offering includes bare metal restore, supports multi-level security (e.g. AES 256 encryption, password protection, and SSL), and file- and machine-level recovery. Additionally, it supports Windows, Linux, VMware, and Hyper-V environments.

One other noteworthy differentiator of the Acronis Backup as a Service solution is that it’s now part of the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, an ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solutions that enables channel partners and professionals to purchase, provision, manage and invoice with confidence and ease. The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace removes the complexity in procurement, management, and support that is too often inherent in cloud technologies, and empowers partners to manage the complete end-customer subscription lifecycle from a single, automated platform provided and supported by Ingram Micro.

To build a strong, straightforward business case for your service, you need a solution with zero entry costs and offers pay-per-use scalability, so you can fully focus on margins. Acronis Backup as a Service provides just that — an integrated turnkey solution that allows IT solution providers to provide reliable backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions to their end customers at a competitive price.

Ingram Micro resellers who would like to learn more about the Acronis Backup as a Service offering can:

* email: IMCloudServiceDesk@cloud.im
* call: (800) 705-7057; option 4 or
* visit: www.IngramMicroCloud.com

For more information about Ingram Micro’s new cloud offerings, channel partners in the U.S. can email salesservices@ingrammicro.com or call (800) 705-7057. In Canada, please email services@ingrammicro.ca or call (877) 755-5002.

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About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

Contact
Lisa Zwick, Corporate Communications
Moxxi Communications for Ingram Micro Inc.
1600 E. St. Andrew Place
P.O. Box 25215
Santa Ana, CA 92799-5125
Tel: (714) 382-2378
Fax: (714) 566-7918
E-mail: lisa.zwick@ingrammicro.com

Source: Ingram Micro

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A similar press release was issued by Acronis on February 18, 2015

Acronis Backup as a Service Now Available on Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

Acronis is pleased to announce that Ingram Micro has added the Acronis Backup as a Service solution to its Cloud Marketplace

BURLINGTON, MA – February 18, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — As more and more companies deploy turnkey cloud services to simplify their data protection, resellers struggle to maintain these new revenue streams due to the resource intensive nature of provisioning, billing and managing their cloud services. Now, Acronis and Ingram partners have access to the ideal solution for maintaining their Cloud services business.

“Acronis has been in the backup and disaster recovery space for more than a decade and has become a trusted and respected brand among IT solution providers,” says Jason Bystrak, Executive Director of the Americas, Ingram Micro Cloud. “Having the Acronis Backup as a Service solution on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace gives our solution providers a new way to quickly deploy Acronis solutions and to bundle them with other services like our Virtual Servers, Hosted Exchange suite, etc.”

The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is an ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solutions that enable channel partners and professionals to purchase, provision, manage and invoice with confidence and ease. The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace removes the complexity in procurement, management, and support that is too often inherent in cloud technologies, and empowers partners to manage the complete end-customer subscription lifecycle from a single, automated platform provided and supported by Ingram Micro.

Through its Cloud Marketplace, Ingram Micro partners can now:

• Purchase and activate Acronis Backup as a Service;
• Use the 30-day trial download to test the service;
• Configure and manage Acronis solutions for multiple end customers from a single portal;
• Add new features, services, or customers with just a few mouse clicks;
• Download unified billing data, which can be integrated with any PSA.

Acronis Backup as a Service (BaaS) is a cloud backup and recovery managed service that offers file-based backups, physical image backups, and VM image-based backups within the same solution. Acronis BaaS (acronis.com) includes bare metal restore and supports multi-level security as well as file and machine-level recovery. Customers can deploy Acronis BaaS to support Windows, Linux, VMware, and Hyper-V environments, and can enable local on premise backup for additional security.

“Resellers and service providers want to include backup and recovery solutions within their lines of business but worry that added complexity and costs will slow the sales cycle,” said Chris Hildebrand, VP of Global Channel Sales at Acronis. “Acronis Backup as a Service enables them to offer advanced data protection to their customers with an easily managed, high-margin service paid on a usage basis. With Acronis BaaS, resellers and service providers can deliver on a critical customer need and build an entire new profit center without sales friction due to low upfront costs. Our partnership with Ingram Micro Cloud Market Place takes the manual effort and confusion out of procuring cloud services, allowing resellers and service providers to focus on their business with the confidence of knowing the billing and provisioning will be handled seamlessly.”

Contact:
Press Office
Acronis
650-875-7593 x7030
media@acronis.com
www.acronis.com

Source: Acronis

 

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