Equus MSP Solutions, Symform and StorageCraft Partner to Offer First-Ever Unlimited Cloud Storage Included with Managed Service Provider Hardware

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Equus MSP Solutions, North America’s largest Hardware as a Service provider to the channel, today announced partnerships with Symform and StorageCraft to offer the Cloud Box, MSP hardware with image-based backup software and unlimited offsite cloud storage at a flat rate included with the purchase.

In the Cloud Box, we’ve created an all-in-one storage, backup, and disaster recovery solution that allows for an affordable, true flat rate offering

Equus MSP Solutions, North America’s largest Hardware as a Service provider to the channel, today announced partnerships with Symform and StorageCraft to offer the Cloud Box, MSP hardware with image-based backup software and unlimited offsite cloud storage at a flat rate included with the purchase. The new product is part of Equus MSP Solution’s Hardware as a Service (HaaS) line, and program partners will receive appliances for a flat fee of $199 a month, which includes all necessary licensing and unlimited offsite cloud storage up to the maximum capacity of the internal storage of the appliance.
“In the Cloud Box, we’ve created an all-in-one storage, backup, and disaster recovery solution that allows for an affordable, true flat rate offering,” said Frank Gurnee, Equus MSP Solutions vice president of channel sales. “We’re offering a simple, accessible, real world answer to the frustrations and pricing objections that have plagued the typical backup storage models.”
The Cloud Box is an Equus BDR UCA-1 with one terabyte capacity built around an Intel server hardware platform. It includes Windows Server 2008R2 and StorageCraft’s award winning backup and disaster recovery software ShadowProtect, which delivers near instant virtualization for server redundancy and easy backup scheduling through a simple, intuitive interface. The Cloud Box then combines Symform’s decentralized cloud storage alongside the local backup capability provided by ShadowProtect, ensuring that data stored on the device is doubly protected.
“Symform’s cloud storage solution allows the Equus Cloud Box to offer unlimited cloud storage for a low, flat fee,” said Matthew J. Schiltz, CEO of Symform. “Other cloud storage providers are limited by their data center model. They can’t match Symform’s speed, security, reliability and price. This is a great hardware solution for channel providers from a world class system builder.”
The Symform Storage Cloud is the industry’s first decentralized cloud storage solution. Users contribute inexpensive local storage equal to the amount of data that they want to redundantly store in the cloud. Symform then uses RAID-96 to geographically distribute, encrypt and shred the data. This approach allows Symform to offer the safest, fastest and most cost-effective cloud storage solutions.
To purchase or learn more about the Cloud Box with built in StorageCraft backup and disaster recovery software and unlimited Symform cloud storage up to the maximum capacity of the internal storage of the appliance for $199/month, visit http://www.equusmsp.com and click the “get started” link.
About Equus
Equus Computer Systems, Inc. is a 100% employee owned company and has over 200 employees. One of America's largest manufacturers of build-to-order desktops, notebooks, servers and workstations. Recognized as a top OEM of industry leading vendors such as Microsoft® and Intel® and named by Computer Reseller News as the top North American system builders, Equus has delivered more than two million custom computer systems to business, education and government customers.

About StorageCraft
StorageCraft Technology Corporation provides innovative backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data and lower the total cost of ownership for servers, desktops and laptops. For more information, visit http://www.storagecraft.com.

About Symform
Symform, a privately held company based in Seattle, has reinvented cloud storage. The patented Symform Storage Cloud protects your data in a way that is faster, less expensive, more secure and reliable than anything traditional cloud storage providers can offer.

Symform, Symform Storage Cloud, the Resilient Storage Architecture, and RAID-96 are trademarks of Symform, Inc. References to other companies and their products acknowledge the trademarks owned by their respective companies and are for reference purposes only.

Media contact:
Frank Gurnee
Equus Managed Service Solutions
612-617-6248
fgurnee(at)equuscs(dot)com

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