Draas

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.

Disaster Recovery as a Service — Trends 2017

Next year’s developments in the cloud and data protection space will continue reshaping the DRaaS market. Just recovering data in a different location will no longer be enough. Customers will expect their data to be portable, verifiable, and protected against all types of cyber-attacks.

Many of you may know that a couple of weeks ago Gartner published its first-ever magic quadrant report on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). In case you missed it, Acronis is challenging the leaders in this space, and Gartner ranked us highest among the Challengers on our Ability to Execute.

But what does it really mean to you as a customer or future customer of Acronis?

All 14 players included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant are qualified vendors that have no doubt earned their placement in the report. With that said, each vendor offering differs in the way it approaches disaster recovery, the features it delivers, and the resources it allocates to the solution – all of which ultimately impact the actual solution delivered to customers.

So, the question is: How does Acronis differentiate, and where does Acronis fit in this landscape of disaster recovery solutions in the cloud?

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

When Customers Speak… Uncensored

So, nScaled has been acquired by Acronis, the backup company. I am sure you know that already (and if you don’t just check our page!) Great synergy together – after all, backup is key part of DR.
We’ve been busy, meeting and understanding the new organization, building the roadmap and integrating the technology, studying each other’s sales and marketing, and doing everything else companies do when they merge (kind of like people, minus sales and marketing). And sometimes, with all this routine work, the most amazing things can be lost or go un-noticed… But not today.

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Automate, automate, automate. According to Forrester Research (The State of Business Technology Resiliency, Q2 2014), “The complexity we face today in technology is beyond what humans can manage”.

Everybody knows: it’s better to hear it once from the real customer than thousand times from a vendor. Nobody can tell you better than the actual user how the solution works, how the deployment process went, and what support they are getting. Especially so in DR space: customers don’t like talking about it, as if being (even potentially) associated with a disaster makes them look bad. Only those who really trust their solution, have tested it and know it works, are capable to freely share this information. Some even see it as a competitive advantage – like in case, the statement “Your Money is Safe with Us” goes beyond and above of what it usually implies when coming from a bank with strong, proven DR solution in place. Your data is safe, your applications will be accessible, and our service will be available. In the end of the day, it’s all about peace of mind – for the management, internal users, and their customers.

Make the Most of Your IT Budget in Q4

Welcome to the fourth quarter, the time when most IT departments are working hard to tie up loose ends and complete projects before the end of the fiscal year. Economic conditions have caused organizations to do more with less. They are tasked with protecting a growing amount of mission-critical data, often with a shrinking budget.

Now is the time to review and adjust your current technology budget, to make room for investing in new services and new technology. It’s also the time of year when you’ll want to spend any remaining 2012 budget. Failing to do so may result in your budget getting reallocated in 2013. The clock is ticking, so make the most of your 2012 budget in the last quarter. Learn some best practices for technology budgeting: