Even the smallest SMBs — from auto mechanics and accountants to florists and nail salons — now rely heavily on IT. As IT professionals, we all understand the value of protecting data using local and cloud backup and recovery software, but for many businesses there’s more at stake than simply data recovery. When companies use IT to automate all kinds of business processes, there’s a heightened risk that an IT failure — whether it’s localized or more extensive — can devastate your customers’ small business operations.
Enter Fast Failover-as-a-Service (FFaaS). FFaaS helps your business customers minimize the crippling damage of server or virtual machine (VM) failures by letting you restore applications from image backups using dedicated backup systems. Your role is to spec the solution to meet their application needs, keep tabs on successful backups, and — when necessary — monitor recoveries, all remotely through the cloud.
Why is FFaaS a must-have offering for IT solution providers? Here are three reasons: