The enhancements to the new release of StorageCraft’s flagship data protection software are focused on filling in small gaps and connecting dots, to allow MSPs to use it as a single platform to cover all business continuity use cases.
Updates were announced for Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Backup for AWS and Veeam Availability Orchestrator and a sneak preview was given for Veeam Availability Suite v11, including something about Macs.
Cohesity offers partners the ability to use the pricing model preferred by most service providers, as they expand their MSP channel both upmarket to large telcos and downmarket to MSPs who serve the SMB and midmarket.
Clumio is offering free support for operational recovery, which is typically used in DevTest environments, to highlight that it fits in to what they say is a more holistic data protection strategy than competitors.
Rubrik’s first global customer event – virtualized by the pandemic – emphasized their vision for data management and how their applications fit into it, befitting the goal of a younger company to make itself and its value proposition better known.
While Clumio started doing VMware backup, and has added AWS to that, Microsoft 365 is the first major application they have added, with their long-term vision being a very broad workload support as part of a single service.
In addition to the cloud-native capability for OpenText applications, which will roll out over this quarter, OpenText makes a multitude of other enhancements and some new additions in the 20.2 release.
While OneXafe Solo’s ability to self-install by being plugged in is useful in today’s health conscious environment that same ability to cut MSP costs around original installs attracted partners in the beta who had not worked with StorageCraft before.
Scale has seen their initial partnership with Acronis around Acronis Backup to be a major competitive displacement advantage for partners, and are looking to extend that further with the Acronis cloud backup solution.
HYCU, which started out with a purpose-built backup for Nutanix, continues to broaden its native support for other vendors, adding Azure support to the Google Cloud Platform support they announced last year.
Cobalt Iron has already had a strong partnership with IBM because of an integration between their backup solutions, and the Arrow relationship will extend this, including bringing IBM’s Spectum Protect into the ArrowSphere cloud.