Last week, Forrester Research released a report titled “Cloud-Based Backup Gaining Favor with SMBs: Report”, which once again confirms that SMBs are moving to the cloud in droves. Cloud backup software as a service and off site data centers are great for the SMBs. Employing cloud backup services in their businesses allow them to invest in their core competency, rather than their IT services for internal stakeholders.
Why are SMBs moving to the cloud?
The number one reason SMBs are moving to the cloud is data security. They are comfortable with the new environment and the safety it can provide to their data.
A secondary, though still important, reason for moving to the cloud is speed of implementation and deployment. The SOS ServerSave business backup solution can take as little as 10 minutes for a professional to install and prepare to back up a server. Getting backup processes up and running for an entire business truly is simple.
Growth opportunities for MSPs
Managed service providers selling backup solutions, like the SOS 360 Degree Partner Program, are well-poised to take advantage of this move to the cloud. MSPs are in a position to create complete disaster recovery plans, which include regular maintenance and automatically scheduled back ups. It is cost efficient for the SMB to outsource this work to a managed service provider that isn’t on staff, but is well-trained in data backup and disaster recovery.
Automatic backup is key
The Forrester Research report also highlights the fact that automatic backup is extremely important to cloud backup plans. Humans are inherently forgetful and bad at remembering to do backups at a specific time. It’s always best to employ backup software, like SOS Online Backup, that allows IT managers and MSPs to schedule backups hourly, daily, and weekly.
Learn more about SOS Online Backup’s server backup solution and reseller program by clicking on the links below.
SOS ServerSave is total cloud backup solution for business. This software suite includes:
- Exchange backup and granular recovery
- Bare metal backup for servers
- Cloud Backup for SQL servers, SharePoint servers, Windows servers, and fileservers
- Laptop fleet backup
- Simple backup and recovery from the cloud
The SOS 360 Degree Partner Program for MSPs offers a complete business in a box for partner resellers. The program includes:
- Option to sell SOS ServerSave and/or SOS Online Backup for files and folders
- Customized website template with integrated merchant account
- Re-branded software
- Re-brandable sales and marketing materials
- Partner Resource Center
- Live Trainings