As with our past several releases, the primary goal of the Intronis Spring Release ’14 is to help partners protect more of their customers’ data with a single platform.
But in talking to our partners, we understood that a big need for them was the ability to protect the applications and data stored on physical machines.
That’s why Intronis is excited to introduce local support for image-based backups, which will help you deliver a higher level of data protection for important business data.
Our new purpose-built physical image backup solution makes it easy for you to protect all of your clients’ systems from business continuity threats like hard drive failure, malware, or disaster.
It also enables flexible, fast restores so you can meet tighter demands for data recovery – something more service providers face given rising SMB interest in business continuity and disaster recovery.
How does our physical image backup solution help partners?
- It allows you to take a full image of a physical machine and back it up locally or to a network share. Rather than the days it would take to protect all of this data via traditional file and folder backup, you can protect entire physical machines in a few hours instead.
- When you need to recover, you can restore the protected image as a Hyper-V virtual machine. That enables faster recovery times – saving crucial minutes if your SMB client has been hit by an unexpected interruption.
- You also have the option to mount recovered images as a drive to any machine. That makes it easy to browse the image to find and extract specific items.
Our physical image backup solution supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012/R2, Small Business Server 2011, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1.
We tested the solution with a few partners and heard a ton of positive feedback. A few said they appreciated that they would be able to save on management time and costs by consolidating server backup with Intronis. Others were excited to offer better data recovery services at a time when customers are clamoring for business continuity and disaster recovery.
And as our Product VP Chuck DeLouis wrote a few weeks ago, this is really only the first of several steps toward growing our data protection platform. This summer will bring several more major announcements and features that will empower MSPs to offer complete BCDR to their SMB clients.
To learn more about the other major component of our Spring Release – Hyper-V backup – read this blog from our Senior Manager of Product Management Matt Kowalski.
And if you’d like to learn more about our entire release, click the button below to register for a free webinar, where Matt Kowalski and Senior Solutions Engineer Nathan Bradbury will offer a full walk-through of our release.
John Farrell is Product Manager at Intronis