Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
eFolder is pleased to announce the general availability of the eFolder Continuity Cloud. The eFolder Continuity Cloud is a wholesale, add-on service delivered to eFolder partners that enables the fast recovery of servers in the cloud on an emergency or as-needed basis. The eFolder Continuity Cloud is the only cloud recovery service that supports both StorageCraft ShadowProtect and Dell AppAssure server image recovery from a single cloud services provider. eFolder is unique in the wholesale cloud services space by providing an open cloud backup and recovery platform that leverages multiple best-of-breed backup software solutions.
The eFolder Continuity Cloud complements eFolder’s complete cloud data protection services portfolio, including eFolder Backup, eFolder BDR, and the eFolder AppAssure Cloud. The eFolder Continuity Cloud allows managed service providers (MSPs) to recover client servers, applications, and data in eFolder’s cloud environment in the event of on-site disasters or server outages at client locations. eFolder’s partners can avoid the cost and complexity of building their own disaster recovery environment, while leveraging eFolder’s cloud to deliver premium business continuity and disaster recovery services to business clients. MSPs offering strict 24 hour service level agreements for server recovery are able to generate lucrative and highly profitable recurring revenue streams from demanding business clients.
“eFolder is excited to offer partners an open cloud recovery service that supports the leading bare-metal imaging software solutions used by the IT channel,” said Kevin Hoffman, eFolder CEO/CTO. “This newest service underscores our commitment to delivering an open cloud platform that gives choice and flexibility to MSPs.”
“For more than two years, eFolder has leveraged the strengths of ShadowProtect to enable MSPs to deliver premium backup and disaster recovery services with the eFolder BDR service powered by StorageCraft,” said Curt James, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for StorageCraft. “Now the eFolder Continuity Cloud gives partners a powerful new tool to recover their clients’ ShadowProtect images in the cloud. We’re very pleased to be part of the eFolder solution.”
Unlike traditional cloud recovery services that force MSPs to make large, upfront financial commitments to the service provider, eFolder partners can access the eFolder Continuity Cloud with as little as a single client installation. eFolder charges partners a competitive, wholesale weekly rate only when they need the service, for instance, when a client suffers an on-site disaster like a tornado, fire, flood, or other major business disruption. eFolder partners also avoid the higher per-gigabyte fees some cloud storage service providers have traditionally charged for similar cloud recovery capabilities.
“The eFolder Continuity Cloud nicely complements our use of the eFolder AppAssure Cloud,” said Lliam Holmes, eFolder partner and CEO of MIS Solutions, Inc. in Suwanee, GA. “Now, we can leverage Dell AppAssure software for server imaging, confidently replicate our clients to the eFolder Cloud, and recover either on-site at the client location or in eFolder’s environment. We think this is a winning combination.”
eFolder partners may access a free trial of the eFolder Continuity Cloud by contacting their eFolder Account Manager. For other interested MSPs, solution providers, and VARs looking to join eFolder, visit http://www.efolder.net/join
eFolder is a leading supplier of cloud data protection, business continuity, and cloud security services for MSPs, solution providers, and VARs. Delivered as wholesale services to the channel, eFolder enables its partners to provide branded data protection and security services and to generate highly profitable, recurring revenue. eFolder services complement many of the managed services offerings already deployed by partners and integrate with common PSA systems, making adoption of eFolder services fast and easy. eFolder also empowers cost-effective partner and end-user private clouds, allowing partners to meet the needs of any client, regardless of size or readiness to engage in public cloud services.
VP of Marketing, eFolder
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