With the growing demand for managed service offerings, many IT professionals are looking to move their business to an MSP model, but often lack the necessary expertise and resources to do so
Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 10, 2009
Intronis, a leading provider of secure online data backup, archiving, and recovery solutions for Managed Service Providers, today announced that it has formed an alliance with Virtual Administrator, a provider of hosted solutions for Managed Service Providers. Through the alliance, the two companies will provide MSPs with the advanced tools they need to effectively manage their clients' IT infrastructure and protect vital business data with secure online backup and recovery.
The market for managed services is growing at an explosive rate. According to a recent study (Ovum Research), the market is increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 18 percent and is forecasted to be worth $66 billion by 2012. Virtual Administrator offers a suite of remote monitoring and management solutions designed to enable IT professionals to successfully transition from a traditional break-fix business model to a managed services platform.
"With the growing demand for managed service offerings, many IT professionals are looking to move their business to an MSP model, but often lack the necessary expertise and resources to do so," commented Rich Forsen, CEO of Network Depot. "Our hosted solutions offer a way for IT providers to get started in the managed services market without any long-term commitments, up-front fees, or exorbitant overhead costs. Now with the addition of Intronis Online Backup and Recovery solution to our services, we can offer our partners even more value by providing them with a secure offsite backup and recovery solution that is extremely affordable. Our alliance with Intronis reinforces our commitment to providing solutions that allow our partners to better service their customers' data backup and recovery needs while increasing their bottom-line profitability."
"We recognize that not every IT provider is ready to move into managed services and we are committed to partnering with companies that have a channel focus, providing channel friendly programs to help IT providers grow their business and enter the managed services space," said Eric Webster, Vice President of Sales and Client Services at Intronis. "Virtual Administrator provides a seamless on-ramp for break-fix practices to enter the managed services world, and is focused on helping IT providers build a managed services practice."
Intronis, founded in 2003, specializes in data backup, archiving and recovery for Managed Service Providers. Intronis' Online Backup + Recovery offers secure, automatic backup, as well as on-demand restoration and archiving for Exchange and SQL databases, file servers, user files and email. Data is protected in transit and in storage by 256-bit AES encryption and is stored encrypted in SAS 70 mirrored data centers located thousands of miles apart. The solution allows versioning, and minimizes bandwidth demands through Intronis' proprietary Intelliblox block-level technology. For more information, visit http://www.intronis.com.
About Virtual Administrator:
Virtual Administrator specializes in hosted solutions for Managed Service Providers. It offers a unique program that enables IT service providers to enter the lucrative MSP market without the typical expense of hardware investments and high license fees. Virtual Administrator operates as a master MSP, offering service providers a variety of hosted solutions, including Kaseya, SonicWALL, and Intronis Online Backup and Recovery. For more information on Virtual Administrator's channel-only hosted solutions, please visit http://www.virtualadministrator.com.