SolarWinds introduces new ‘cloud-first’ backup service
- Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 07:43
SolarWinds has introducing SolarWinds Backup, a new cloud-first backup solution developed to protect virtual and physical servers. Aimed at end users, it is built upon the company's own proven technology already used by managed services providers to securely and efficiently protect the data assets of thousands of organizations worldwide. The product has been designed from the ground up to reduce cost and complexity without sacrificing speed or reliability.
With many backup alternatives to choose from in a competitive marketplace, almost half of IT professionals are marginally satisfied or dissatisfied with their current backup products, according to findings from a recent survey of SolarWinds' 145,000-member THWACK user community. Almost 10 percent of respondents admitted to being dissatisfied and actively looking to switch products. 42 percent cited cost, and 31 percent chose complexity as their most significant pain points.
With many customers open to considering new alternatives, SolarWinds developed an easy-to-use and highly affordable cloud backup service that more fully addresses users' biggest challenges. SolarWinds Backup can reduce administrative time spent managing backups and eliminate local backup storage requirements. The web-based console offers at-a-glance monitoring of backup status, and enables recovery from anywhere - even using mobile devices. Backups typically can begin running in minutes, with no need to provision storage or manually configure cloud connections.
"Customers told us loud and clear that backups today are just too time-consuming and expensive to manage," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president and head of products, SolarWinds. "Through our MSP business, we already help many IT professionals overcome these challenges. Now, we're committed to extending these benefits deeper into our customer base, bringing our industry-renowned simplicity, power, and affordability to the backup and recovery solutions market."