Support for clustered environments added to Intronis cloud backup solution

Cloud backup and recovery solution provider Intronis has launched its fall platform update for channel partners and service providers.

The vendor sad the new release helps channel partners scale their recovery-as-a-service offerings more easily, and also introduces support for clustered environments, allowing partners to back up, restore and manage virtual machine host clusters under one data storage solution.

Other enhancements include expanded VMware backup and recovery capabilities, the ability to create and update recovery VMs that reside on a host in a cluster, an improved user interface with a redesigned tree hierarchy, and overall advancements to the partner web portal, and to overall usability and reliability.

“These new features and functionality introduced in our Fall ’13 Release complete our imaging solution for virtual machines and enable our channel partners to capitalize on the increasing market demand for cloud-based data storage by delivering a more robust backup and recovery service to their customers that also provides total local availability,” said Chuck DeLouis, vice-president, product management with Intronis, in a statement.

Intronis also reported that average storage usage by its channel partners has grown by 540 per cent iver the last three years, which the vendor attributes to growing awareness by partners of the importance of backup and recovery as part of the total managed IT solution.

“We’ve seen record growth over the last three quarters within our business and attribute this success to the hard work of our partners and associates, as well as the recent innovations in our technology including QuickSpin for local availability and our VMware clustering support,” says Intronis CEO Rick Faulk, in a statement. “Together with our partners, we are addressing the market’s growing need for an advanced, business-minded, cloud-based backup and recovery solution that will do exactly what it’s supposed to do – protect, store and recover a business’ data anytime, anywhere.”

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