Partnership allows MSPs and VARs to offer cloud backup, disaster recovery and migration services to their customers
DRAPER, Utah, U.S.A. – April 6, 2011 – StorageCraft Technology Corporation, a provider of innovative backup, disaster recovery solutions, and Artisan Infrastructure, the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider, have partnered to give managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) the opportunity to offer cloud-based services based on StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® technology.
This allows MSPs and VARs the ability to remotely test, evaluate and monitor the award-winning ShadowProtect line of backup and disaster recovery software safely and securely within Cornerstone, Artisan’s virtual Private Data Center platform (vPDC), before purchasing it.
To illustrate the benefits and value of the partnership within the channel, StorageCraft and Artisan will host a joint solution webinar for the channel. Joint webinars will take place on Wednesday, April 20th and on Friday, April 22nd at 1:00 CDT. Visit the Artisan Infrastructure Partner Webinar Series page to register.
“Our partnership enables our channel partners to create end-to-end solutions, providing a broader choice of flexible and affordable cloud backup services for customers. MSPs and VARs get real-time, hands-on experience of remotely deploying ShadowProtect’s cloud-based backup and recovery services from Cornerstone,” said Curt James, vice president of marketing and business development at StorageCraft.
ShadowProtect is pre-installed and publicly available via Artisan Infrastructure’s solution ecosystem, making it deployable in less than a few minutes. Its technology delivers quick and reliable cloud backup and disaster recovery, while Artisan’s Cornerstone vPDC enables solution providers to retain complete autonomy to deploy and manage their own cloud solutions.
“Our relationship with StorageCraft provides additional value to our channel partners by allowing choice and flexibility in how they deliver data protection services. It also ensures that our partners achieve the highest margins while maintaining complete control of their customers, strengthening their bottom line,” said Steve Williams, vice president of business development for Artisan Infrastructure.
“As an established MSP, MyITpros needs to own a completely reliable, cost-effective way to deploy an enterprise class backup and disaster recovery solution. Artisan’s wholesale cloud infrastructure and StorageCraft ShadowProtect empower us to do just that,” said Bill McCharen, IT director for MyITPros.
About StorageCraft Technology Corporation
StorageCraft Technology Corporation provides innovative backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data and lower the total cost of ownership for servers, desktops and laptops.
About Artisan Infrastructure
Artisan Infrastructure is the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a Service provider, based in Austin, Texas. Through Cornerstone, Artisan’s virtual Private Data Center (vPDC) platform, customers maintain complete control, autonomy, security, and visibility when building their own private and public cloud solutions. Cornerstone scales from single site, secure multi-tenant environments to highly complex dedicated infrastructure on multiple continents. With Artisan Infrastructure, customers eliminate the complexity, capital and operational costs, of building and maintaining best-of-breed, geographically redundant data centers that infinitely scale. Customers’ leverage a neutral ecosystem of independent software vendor templates allowing immediate turn up, trial and deployment of cloud solutions faster and more affordably. Customers include national and international IT Solutions providers, SaaS developers, PaaS providers, ISV’s, VoIP providers, and value added resellers. For more information, visit www.artisaninfrastructure.com.
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