We heard today from Intronis that it is expanding its support for virtualized environments via immediate availability of its Spring Release ’13. Simultaneously, the cloud backup provider announced the opening of its latest data center in Montreal, Canada.
New features within Intronis’ Spring Release ’13 include QuickSpin, a data recovery tool that offers advanced data restore and localized recovery support for virtualized machines. Priced at a fixed per-host cost, QuickSpin offers Change Block Tracking (CBT) for speedier incremental backups, flexible data retention and archiving settings, as well as 256-bit AES encryption for maximum data protection.Additional features included in the Spring Release ’13 are an enhanced Intronis Partner Portal lined with greater customization, usability and managed access controls; and the Branding Wizard, a new marketing and enablement tool that lets Intronis partners quickly create a customer-facing portal featuring their own logo, colors and specific information.
Intronis is releasing the spring version at a time when BDR is consistently becoming more important to SMBs, now more than ever. “Backup and recovery is a business critical service for SMBs and represents a growing, high-value opportunity for IT channel partners throughout North America,” says Dan Iacono, storage analyst, IDC. “Intronis’ Spring Release ’13 strives to simplify cloud-based backup, speed time to recovery and provide a SaaS-based data recovery solution that delivers greater business value to channel partners, as well as the
SMBs they serve.”
Aside from its Spring Release ’13, Intronis has also made a play for the Canadian market by investing in a new Canadian Data Center. Open now in Montreal, the data center will ensure channel partners in Canada are able to comply with the country’s federal and provincial regulations that restrict how and where data is managed.