Managed service providers (MSPs) are playing an increasingly important role in helping IT organisations develop and deploy virtual public and private cloud strategies. A gap often exists, however, when it comes to ensuring large-scale data management, which can hinder cloud-service rollouts and impact an MSP’s ability to meet stringent service level agreements (SLAs).
CommVault, with its single platform approach, is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of MSPs while lowering costs and driving IT efficiencies with fully integrated Simpana software capabilities for data protection, disaster recovery, archive and e-discovery.
“CommVault is proud to introduce a new Service Provider Partner component of its PartnerAdvantage programme, designed specifically to assist MSPs in streamlining the deployment and management of cloud-based services,” says Mike Rees, CommVault business development manager for sub–Saharan Africa.
“With enhanced tools, marketing and training support, CommVault’s new PartnerAdvantage Service Provider program assists MSPs in driving high-margin revenue from managed data protection services while ensuring uptime for customers.”
Powered by CommVault Simpana 9, the PartnerAdvantage Service Provider program offers MSPs a single, modern platform for delivering managed backup, managed archive for space management (such as file, e-mail and SharePoint), managed e-mail for e-discovery and compliance, as well as disaster recovery and business continuity services.
“Data is growing exponentially and traditional data protection no longer meets current recovery demands,” says Nick Wonfor, country manager at CommVault South Africa.
“Organisations are being forced to modernise their approach due to larger workload volumes and a dependency on service availability, compounded by limited resources to accomplish their goals. Our customers are demanding virtual machine recovery and deduplication to manage explosive data and limited budgets.”
Wonfor adds, “IT-Lifeline leverages both the public and private cloud to provide an infinite scalable and secure recovery model. CommVault is a leading player in this rapidly evolving environment and integral to ITL’s customer driven vision.”
The software provides role based access control in a multi-tenant environment, integrated reporting and chargeback capabilities, and VMware Cloud Director integration, which allow MSPs to deploy and administer data protection functions from a single console for rapid installation, streamlined administration, seamless scalability and faster time to revenue.
CommVault’s simplified capacity-based licensing model with monthly, “pay as you grow” subscriptions aligns easily with MSPs’ on-demand pricing models to lower upfront costs while providing investment protection. MSPs can leverage a single unified platform to extend their services easily as customers’ needs dictate.