April 14, 2010
TORONTO – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™ and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced that it has designated CoreVault as a 3D Hybrid Partner. Status as a 3D Hybrid Partner is the highest partner designation Asigra provides, reflecting CoreVault’s skills, business ethics and deep Asigra expertise. As a result of this enhanced partner status, new backup service provider entrants can purchase a vault license through Asigra and work with CoreVault to host and manage their backup vault. Service providers that leverage Asigra 3D Hybrid Partners maintain complete control of their own backup vaults in order to preserve the customer relationship, ensure operational flexibility and significantly improve operating margins.
Cloud computing is changing the way technology is adopted and managed by end user organizations, transforming the playing field for channel providers serving these customers. These end-user organizations are demanding more operationally efficient technologies that are delivered in the right format for their business, along with specialized services from a reliable vendor and ecosystem with flexible deployment options. CoreVault’s status as an Asigra 3D Hybrid Partner supports the channel in addressing these demands by providing the infrastructure and expertise for increasing the profitability of cloud backup service delivery. Partnering with an Asigra 3D Hybrid Partner lowers the barriers of entry for IT service providers wishing to provide business-class cloud backup leveraging their own vault licenses, but without the requirement to build, operate and support the underlying infrastructure.
“The Asigra 3D Hybrid Partner program allows channel providers without an on-premise backup vault to host cloud backup services through a proven provider like CoreVault,” said Eric Strong, vice president of North American Sales for Asigra. “It maximizes revenue opportunities throughout the Asigra ecosystem of hundreds of global partners by providing the highest level of flexibility in product and service delivery, bringing immediate revenue and capturing a greater share of opportunities in the growing cloud backup market.”
Asigra’s multi-dimensional approach to serving its partners better suits the real world in which the Asigra partner ecosystem operates, providing better alignment with customer demands from a product, service and overall business perspective. It allows new cloud backup service providers to focus and manage their customer relationships, and extracts maximum margins for these partners who own their own vault licenses. The Asigra partner model is a first in the industry and allows the company to scale delivery of its technology from the smallest VAR to the largest MSP.
As a 3D Hybrid Partner, CoreVault now offers channel partners who purchase their vault license from Asigra with:
- Highly competitive cloud backup vault hosting, operations, and support options;
- Vault replication for Asigra partners without a secondary failover site;
- Vault management, Tier I & II 24/7 support desk and pre-sales support, and
- SAS 70 Type II certified technology and services ensuring a safe and secure environment for customer data.
“As a 3D Hybrid Partner, CoreVault provides affordable access to the leading cloud backup platform on the market, helping partners of Asigra capitalize on the shift toward cloud computing,” said Jeff Cato, VP Marketing for CoreVault. “This is a win across the board that provides us with an additional profit center that supports future growth for Asigra and its partner ecosystem.”
One service provider currently leveraging CoreVault's Asigra-powered datacenter/backup vault service is the Communication Data Group (CDG), a leading telecommunications solutions source. According to David Cearlock, IT Manager at CDG, “Asigra has significantly lowered the barriers of entry into cloud backup by eliminating the need to self-host and manage a backup vault. As a result, we are able to own our vault license, maintain complete control over our customers, and provide very secure and competitive services to significantly enhance our service portfolio. Additionally, CDG and its customers have access to Asigra-geniuses and CoreVault support staff without having to incur the entire cost of a 24/7 help desk. This has helped us maximize our margins to greatly improve profitability."
Asigra’s Cloud Backup software serves as the foundation for cloud backup service delivery. Under the Asigra platform, maximum data security is assured with FIPS 140-2 NIST certified software that provides AES 256 data encryption in-flight and at-rest. The platform has broad interoperability that supports use in nearly any environment and provides restriction-free vault and backup target growth with grid-based scalability to protect the broadest range of application data, including Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and SQL Server. With Asigra, backup data is assigned a value that aligns with the cost of protection through intelligent ingestion and automated storage tiering that reduces backup costs. Backup data is globally de-duplicated, compressed and encrypted at customer sites prior to transport over the business-class WAN for maximum performance, security and efficiency.
“The Asigra Hybrid Partner program, where partners leverage each other in the ecosystem, breaks the mold of traditional channel programs to create true partner synergy that ensures account control and enhanced profitability for partners of any size. The program’s design reflects Asigra’s absolute focus on the channel as the cornerstone of its business strategy,” said Strong.
With business customers in more than 30 states and several countries, CoreVault is a leader in data protection, recovery and support. CoreVault specializes in protecting critical data securely at its private and geographically separated data centers. Ensuring fail-safe protection of critical information, CoreVault offers automated daily off-site protection, fast recovery, secure data encryption, regulatory compliance and 24/7 world class customer service. CoreVault is endorsed by legal, medical and business associations across the country representing more than 500,000 professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, CoreVault is America’s most endorsed brand of data backup and recovery and is SAS 70 Type II certified. For more information, visit www.corevault.com.
Leading organizations reduce costs by applying cloud computing to backup and recovery with efficient, cost-effective and transformational solutions from Asigra. Customers consistently redirect savings derived from our approach to projects of higher strategic and personal value, many of which have been on-hold for a year or more. The positive business outcomes made possible from a low touch agentless architecture deliver enormous value with little up-front investment. The company and its products have been widely acclaimed by leading partners such as CDW, HP and SunGard and renowned Global 2000 enterprises. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.
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