Backup as a Service

Cloud backup and cloud storage: what is the difference?

Cloud backup vs Cloud storage

The cloud hype has blurred the lines between cloud storage and cloud backup. Many providers like it that way because it gives them a broader appeal in capturing potential customers. But clouding up cloud definitions confuses the market.

In reality they are very different solutions for different business challenges.

In the world of information technology, delivering cloud-based services is the next train barreling down the tracks. This ever-expanding, ever-evolving opportunity is moving at a remarkable speed (which is why there are so many aaS acronyms out there).

Even with big players like Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Google in the mix, there’s plenty of opportunity for service providers to jump aboard.

Acronis Backup Cloud part of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator Platform

Last week Flexiant and Acronis announced a new partnership integrating Acronis Backup Cloud into the Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator Platform. You can read the press release here!

 

Flexiant’s Simon Freedman covered the announcement on Flexiant’s blog on July 9th. You can take a read below and check out the Flexiant Blog for more information and the complete post. Thanks for reading!

 

“Data protection should be a key concern for every one of your customers today. If just one of their virtual machines (VMs) were to fail for any reason, chances are that it would have a detrimental impact on their business – in the most extreme cases it can even put the company out of business.

 

Businesses are desperate to have hosting providers offer a local and cloud backup and recovery solution they can trust. The market is set to explode in the next few years, so now is the perfect time to jump in.

In today's infographic (downloadable version below) we explain why you, as a hosting provider, should start selling backup as a service

The opportunity for hosting providers:

  • Solve customers’ data protection needs quickly
  • Expand service portfolio with backup & recovery today
  • Create new revenue streams with zero entry costs
  • Reduce churn with local and cloud backup and bare-metal recovery
  • Keep growing with DRaaS and more innovations from Acronis