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Move to the Cloud with NZ Cloud Backup

06 Dec 2013

Base2 CEO Greg Sharp is moving his business into the world of cloud, and here's why.

"Standard procurement of datacentre solutions is shrinking, while consumption of Cloud Services is increasing," he says.

"I'm not waiting, I'm building my cloud annuity business now by selecting a handful of cloud service providers to partner with to provide high quality services to my customers."

Selecting NZ Cloud Backup as a partner for backup and recovery for their managed service customers, Base2 performed a comprehensive Proof of Concept and Customer Pilot before making their choice, in order to test the solution technically and commercially.

"My selection criteria needed to span the range of customers I have, from SMB all the way up to Enterprise, and I wanted a single solution that could span the entire customer base so my technical teams had only a single point to manage and a single solution to become experts in," Sharp says.

"Security is also important, my client's backup information is encrypted in train and at rest, NZ Cloud Backup can't even see my client's data unless we provide them with the electronic key."

NZ Cloud Backup is powered by Asigra Backup Software, a leading MSP backup solution which has been in the market since 1985. One of the immediate benefits to Base-2 is not having to deal with an agent on each server. This saves many hours in operational support and maintenance.

Exclusive to Westcon Group, NZ Cloud Backup is one of several new cloud services available from Westcon right now.

So, what makes Asigra and NZ Cloud Backup the perfect choice are:

. Complete Multi-Tenancy and a single pane of glass for the Base2 NOC across all their clients

. FIPS-140 certified encryption on a per-client (tenant) basis

. No agents are deployed onto client's servers, the Asigra solution backs up everything completely agentless

. Rapid recovery is key, Asigra can back up a client to a local store where they retain critical data for rapid recovery in addition to all backup data going back to the data vaults at NZ Cloud Backup

. An independent backup service helps to act like a type of 'Cloud Insurance Policy' and can be used by organisations who have or are planning to move their infrastructure into the cloud.

. Full support for VMware VADP backup, and they can store and restore VM's both locally and remotely

. Support for the backup of Cloud Applications like Salesforce and Google - and the data can be recovered locally as well as back up to the Cloud Providers

. Laptops, smartphones and tablet backup is available as value add, additional extras for clients

Further benefits include:

• Built and designed specifically for Channel

• Westcon is hearing about customers asking for cloud pricing generally, not for software renewal or upgrade pricing

• New Zealand based meaning NZ Cloud Backup can provide backup data on devices and courier it directly to the customer

• Based on Asigra Multi tenant backup system, with training for sales and technical staff available through Westcon

• Base prices are based upon $ per gigabyte of storage, aggregated across all the clients from a particular reseller. Good margins are available especially when IT reseller is wrapping much more than just backup into the monthly charge.

NZ Cloud Backup are a local, New Zealand service provider, keeping all backup information within New Zealand in data centres in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton.

For more information, contact Jason Hole on or call +64 (9) 415 6220

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