GFI Max launches new backup service
Dubai, August 27, 2013
GFI Max, a leading provider of integrated software solutions to IT support and managed service providers (MSPs), has launched its free-standing backup service.
The GFI Max Backup enables all MSPs to add secure data backup to the services they provide their customers, said a statement.
The launch as a new product follows the acquisition of the Dutch online backup company IASO recently.
The technology has been used over the last year in GFI Max Remote Management and this new, standalone version allows MSPs who are not using GFI Max Remote Management to benefit from the same technology.
The service provides highly scalable and secure backups both to the cloud and to local storage on-site while removing the overhead and risk associated with managing removable media.
“Cloud-based backup is a natural addition to the portfolio of services that MSPs provide their customers,” said Alistair Forbes, general manager.
“The service removes the stress and hassle from on-premise backup solutions that require media handling to provide the off-site storage capability necessary for security and regulatory compliance and allows MSPs to increase their revenue by providing competitively-priced, highly-efficient, encrypted backup at a time when more and more customers look to adopt cloud services.”
While the industry retains a strong attachment to tape backups as the conventional medium to use, GFI Max believes that best practice in data protection can best be delivered using the Disk-to-Disk-to-Cloud (D2D2C) or hybrid approach.
The technologies in the product including the unique True Delta and Local SpeedVault, deliver this hybrid approach, meaning that not only are backups and restores ultra-fast but also that the data is secure and available at the touch of a button, whenever and wherever it is required. - TradeArabia News Service