Unitrends said today that it is launching a new Service Provider Program, which equips hosting, managed services and cloud providers with the agile infrastructure needed to simply and cost-effectively offer onsite and offsite backup and disaster recovery services to their customers.Unitrends’ new Service Provider Program is built on a foundation designed to meet the specific needs of hosting, managed services and cloud providers. Key program features include:
Partner-Friendly Subscription Licensing: Unitrends’ new program introduces a partnership approach to licensing that eliminates the costly step function often associated with traditional pricing structures. With this simple subscription model, partners can affordably build their private cloud infrastructure.
Flexible Deployment Options: The ability to mix and match physical and virtual appliances at both customer and data center sites provides maximum flexibility for service providers to expand their addressable market, as well as customize solutions to best meet customer requirements.
Physical AND Virtual Protection: Having one solution that protects data across on-premise, virtualized and cloud-based environments provides unrivaled total cost of ownership (TCO) by enabling service providers to eliminate overhead costs associated with managing multiple, disparate systems.
Heterogeneous Agility: Unitrends supports more than 100 different versions of operating systems, applications, servers, storage platforms and hypervisors – all of which can be easily managed through one interface.
Enhanced Customer Relations: Service providers remain the first point of contact for both billing and support, improving work and cash flow.
Unitrends’ new program also enables service providers to excel in the managed services market with maximum differentiation and margin opportunity. Service providers can now not only provide basic backup and disaster recovery services, but also use Unitrends’ technology to power a full range of high-growth, high-margin service offerings, including Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), Replication-as-a-Service (RaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). Additionally, providers can maximize revenue per client with the ability to layer additional services at no extra cost.