Virtualization is now a mainstream technology. Steady innovation among both hypervisor vendors and their hardware partners has made server virtualization affordable for most businesses.
This makes virtualization’s ROI compelling even for small businesses, which now can run multiple application workloads on each physical server. But increased use of virtualization also creates new business risks.
Growing need for protection
According to CIO Insight, more than 50 percent of all server workloads were virtualized in 2014, and that number is expected to grow to 86 percent in 2016. Growing reliance on multiple, interconnected applications makes virtual machine (VM) uptime more vital than before. Plus, as organizations lean on physical servers to support growing numbers—sometimes dozens—of workloads, they expose the more highly consolidated application data to failure.
Clearly, if small businesses needed managed IT services before, the stakes are even higher now, and the need is even greater. With the spread of virtualization, businesses need third-party support to keep their exposure in check, their applications live and online, and their businesses whole.
Luckily, MSPs can look to Intronis for solution support. As a channel-focused specialist in cloud-enabled data protection and business availability, we’ve engineered backup and recovery solutions for virtual environments built on Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere that maximize application uptime and reliable recovery.
These hybrid local/cloud solutions support a wide range of SMB use cases. The Intronis ECHOplatform supports on-premise architectures to ensure the fastest possible recovery times for localized outages, such as server failures. The platform also supports cloud-based services, which are essential for safeguarding against more systemic outages, such as those caused by natural disasters and catastrophes.
A unique approach to protecting virtual environments
What sets Intronis’ approach to virtual IT protection apart? Our director of product management, Matt Kowalski, answers this question succinctly in our latest Video Tech Brief. Watch the video below to find out what makes our approach unique.