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SolarWinds introduces new backup service for physical and virtual servers

28 Mar 2018

The market is full of options when it comes to cloud backup. However, almost half of IT professionals today aren’t happy with their current backup products.

That’s according to SolarWinds’ survey of its 145,000 THWACK user community. Almost 10% of respondents admitted to being dissatisfied and actively looking to switch products. 42% cited cost, and 31% chose complexity as their most significant pain points.

With this in mind, SolarWinds has slipped its new solution onto the market to serve those enterprises looking for an alternative. SolarWinds Backup is especially for end-users, and protects virtual and physical servers.

SolarWinds’ executive vice president and head of products, Christoph Pfister says customers have made it clear that backups today are just too time-consuming and expensive to manage.

“Through our MSP business, we already help many IT professionals overcome these challenges,” he adds.

“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.”

SolarWinds Backup includes built-in deduplication and compression features that aim to minimize network bandwidth requirements and speed up restores from the cloud.

Local restores also can be completed using the Local SpeedVault feature.   

Backups are stored in a global, purpose-built private cloud that is designed to be highly secure.

Data is encrypted in transit and at rest via AES-256 encryption, and users hold the key. A network of multiple data centers around the world helps meet data governance and privacy requirements.

System administrator at CFO Network, Neil Jones, vouches for the platform, stating it is easy to use and delivers consistently successful backups.

CFO Network is an accounting, analysis, and consulting firm based in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Jones adds, “We previously used an older enterprise backup product, but the backups weren’t reliable.”

“We also used an inexpensive file-level backup product that restored so slowly it would take weeks if we ever had to do a full recovery. SolarWinds Backup has been a great alternative because it’s fast and reliable.”

“The web-based interface is very intuitive. Green means our backups are good to go, and the backup profiles make it easy to customize protection for different types of servers and applications.”

SolarWinds Backup is available immediately, with annual subscription pricing starting at GBP£2,275.00, which includes the backup software and storage space in the SolarWinds private cloud.

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