Secure online backup software enables ISPs to offer cloud backup services to homes and small businesses.
R1Soft, a developer of Continuous Data Protection, today announced the launch of CloudCopy, a secure online backup software for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), enabling them to offer cloud backup services to homes and small businesses. CloudCopy enables providers to offer online backup services competitive with existing services from companies like Carbonite, Inc. and Mozy by Decho Corporation, a subsidiary of EMC Corporation. The company will immediately make CloudCopy software available to its existing customer base of over 1,000 cloud, hosting, and ISPs that already use its CDP software to backup the Windows and Linux servers in their data centers.
The company avers that the CloudCopy workstation client performs automated backups of desktop computers running Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, or Linux operating systems. CloudCopy server client software for Microsoft Windows Servers provides small office servers with automated cloud backup including support for Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange.
According to it, ISPs use their existing data centers and infrastructure and simply install the CloudCopy repository and management software on commodity Windows servers in their data centers. A fully-configured, white-labeled online backup service offering takes less than a day to setup. The CloudCopy management server software integrates with popular ISP billing software including: Parallels Business Automation Standard, Citrix EMS Cortex, Extend ASP, Ensim Unify, WHCMS, and Kaseya.
"Why shouldn't a consumer have just as many choices for online cloud backup as they do for web hosting or domain name registration?" said David Wartell, Vice President of R1Soft Products at Idera. "Everyone in the business knows the barrier to entry in online backup is the software, and the existing providers like Carbonite, Mozy, Backblaze, and CrashPlan, all develop their own. CloudCopy will bring thousands of new service providers into the growing multi-billion dollar online backup market."