Program enables service providers to drive recurring revenue through high-margin data protection services
BURLINGTON, Mass. , August 25, 2014 Unitrends today announced that its Service Provider Program experienced 278 percent revenue growth in its first year. Launched in August 2013, Unitrends’ Service Provider Program enables hosting, managed service and cloud providers to generate recurring revenue through high-margin service offerings, including Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Replication as a Service (RaaS).
Hybrid Cloud Backup for Complete Disaster Recovery Assurance
Leveraging Unitrends’ capability stack, service providers can easily and affordably build a hybrid cloud backup offering that enables them to become a full-service disaster recovery partner to their customers. Flexible on-premise appliances achieve customers’ recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs), while data replication to the cloud and disaster recovery spin-up in the cloud provide complete recovery assurance and automated business continuity. Unitrends’ capability stack also offers 100 percent automated disaster recovery testing and pushbutton failover, ensuring restoration within defined service level agreements (SLAs).
“Non-intrusive disaster recovery testing is one of the major advantages of Unitrends’ Service Provider Program,” said Stephen Evans, IT director at DirectCloud, one of Unitrends’ managed service provider (MSP) partners. “We can automate failover and recovery testing based on RTOs and RPOs at any time without impacting our customers’ production environments. A lot of vendors provide virtual backup and recovery, but Unitrends enables us to support our customers with backup and recovery assurance that meets defined SLAs no matter how diverse or complex the environment. That’s a significant competitive advantage for us.”