Acronis and AVANT have today announced they are partnering to distribute Acronis Backup Cloud to protect Office 365 data through the AVANT channel ecosystem of VARs, MSPs and Telecom Agents. Acronis Backup Cloud is a solution for customers who use Microsoft Office 365 that provides data protection for email, calendar, contacts, and attachments.
AVANT is already a provider of Acronis Disaster Recovery Service, and the company says that the addition of Acronis Backup Cloud data protection fills a key market need for channel partners that have become the trusted advisors for mid-sized to enterprise customers.
Drew Lydecker, President and Founder of AVANT communications said:
AVANT focuses on supporting and enabling channel partners to become the trusted advisor in delivering the best next generation IT solutions. You don’t want to be caught unprotected with today’s Public Cloud offerings. With the new Acronis Backup Cloud solution, our channel partners can provide more value to their end user customers and cover the data protection gaps that exist in today’s public cloud solutions.
Acronis Backup Cloud backs up data locally or to the cloud, enabling IT managers to easily search backups and provide fast recovery of email, attachments, or other mailbox objects, delivering complete control and protection for Microsoft Office 365 email users. Acronis Backup Cloud can also be extended to protect servers and workstations both locally and in the cloud, with an ability to easily recover or restore data, including dissimilar hardware.
In addition to Acronis Backup Cloud, AVANT Communications enables the distribution of Acronis Disaster Recovery Service. Acronis Backup Cloud equips service providers with what they claim is a comprehensive, complete, and cost-effective hybrid backup and recovery solution, which allows them to expand their customer base, reduce churn, realize incremental revenues, and quickly grow a Backup as a Service (BAAS) business. Acronis Disaster Recovery Service is an IT business continuity solution that protects, and restores data, servers, or entire data centers suffering from a natural or man-made disaster.
John Zanni, Chief Marketing Officer at Acronis said:
Together with AVANT, we’re delivering an easy add-on solution for service providers to deliver their end customers complete protection of Office 365 emails against user errors, corrupt files and malicious attacks. The solution also provides greater control over backup and recovery plans with support for both local and cloud backups, and a modern web console that makes it extremely easy to recover individual messages and attachments, contacts, and even entire mailboxes and systems – with no limits on the retention period.