Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
eFolder, a leading supplier of cloud data protection and business continuity services for the IT channel, today announced the general availability of the new eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect. This new generation of appliances builds upon over two and half years of successful BDR deployments for eFolder and StorageCraft®. The eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect is a backup and disaster recovery appliance that bundles StorageCraft ShadowProtect software and is pre-configured to work specifically with the eFolder Cloud. The combined hardware, software, and cloud services bundle from eFolder provides both on-site and off-site backup and recovery, along with cloud-based recovery in the eFolder Continuity Cloud. For MSPs, solution providers, and VARs utilizing ShadowProtect software, eFolder supplies all the pieces partners need to build a thriving business continuity service, including a purpose-built backup and recovery appliance; access to competitive ShadowProtect software licensing; backup and recovery in the eFolder Cloud; and integration with the eFolder Partner Portal for centralized monitoring and alerting.
This newest generation of eFolder BDR appliances implements key hardware and software enhancements that help partners profitably deliver business continuity services. The new eFolder BDRs now incorporate enterprise-class hard drives for higher performance and superior reliability even within challenging environmental conditions. The eFolder BDRs feature the latest Intel Xeon processors, robust memory and storage configurations, and field upgradeability. The eFolder BDRs enable MSPs and VARs to backup locally and perform on-site virtualization for up to 48 servers with a single appliance in the maximum configuration. With both tower and rack mount models to choose from, MSPs and VARs can meet the needs of both small businesses and demanding mid-sized clients alike. Field upgradeability enables partners to right-size initial deployments, while still being able to accommodate unexpected future growth. eFolder’s second generation of BDR appliances comes standard with Windows Storage Server 2012, StorageCraft ShadowProtect 5, StorageCraft ImageManager 6, and eFolder Backup version 3.8. Together, the newest versions of ImageManager and eFolder Backup enable the use of the Rolling Consolidation capability, allowing partners to better control cloud storage utilization and reduce ongoing operating expenses.
“eFolder is excited to introduce our second generation of BDR appliances for ShadowProtect environments,” said Kevin Hoffman, eFolder CEO/CTO. “We completely refreshed this product line, delivering more than double the computing power per watt. The eFolder BDR is the only appliance in the market built on Windows Storage Server 2012, allowing partners to use familiar management processes and tools to manage the appliance, reducing total cost of ownership. This new product family underscores our commitment to backup and disaster recovery services that leverage StorageCraft ShadowProtect software.”
“eFolder has perfected the end-to-end BDR solution for partners,” said Robert Cioffi, Managing Partner for Progressive Computing. “These high-performance BDR appliances work seamlessly with the eFolder Cloud, giving us peace of mind that we can recover our client infrastructure anywhere, whether on-site or in the eFolder Cloud. The reliability of eFolder’s solution enables us to keep our promises with clients.”
“eFolder continues to innovate and create compelling functionality enabling MSPs and VARs to deliver very profitable backup and disaster recovery services to small and medium businesses. We’re excited to see eFolder leverage the latest advancements in StorageCraft technologies with their BDR for ShadowProtect,” said Curt James, StorageCraft Vice President Marketing and Business Development.
All five of the newest eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect models are available immediately, directly from eFolder. Existing or prospective eFolder partners may request a free trial of the new eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect by contacting their eFolder Account Manager or visiting http://www.efolder.net/shadowprotectbdr
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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