StorageCraft unveils new pricing structure, enhancements for Cloud Services
Purpose-built disaster recovery cloud does not have hidden fees
SAN FRANCISCO – If a site-destroying disaster strikes, IT administrators can now have peace of mind knowing they can easily recover their systems and data without breaking the bank. Today at VMworld in San Francisco, StorageCraft® Technology Corp. announced a new pricing model and enhancements for its award-winning StorageCraft Cloud Services™ disaster recovery solution. The new pricing model allows users to customize cloud coverage to meet their unique recovery needs and budget requirements while enjoying access to systems and data anytime, anywhere with instant failover in a cloud built specifically for disaster recovery.
StorageCraft Cloud Services provides several recovery options to mitigate system downtime and data loss. It also includes recovery through fully virtualized and networked systems in the cloud. The new pricing model allows users to select an option to fit their budget without worrying about hidden fees.
“Data is the life-blood of a business. A business owner with data in a cloud should not be forced to pay a ransom to gain access to his or her data after a disaster. The new, simple pricing model makes StorageCraft Cloud Services as affordable as generic clouds, while offering recovery options that other clouds do not offer,” said Mike Kunz, StorageCraft’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “To put it simply, StorageCraft Cloud Services’ pricing allows users to focus on the recovery -- not on what is affordable to recover or how to pay for a recovery. Other vendors charge high fees at the time of recovery, such as essential CPU, RAM, and bandwidth resources. StorageCraft Cloud Services supports your business’ recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives, including full virtualization.”
StorageCraft Cloud Services, which is built upon technology from the legendary StorageCraft ShadowProtect® suite of software, allows customers to securely store backup images offsite in the StorageCraft Cloud. More importantly, Cloud Services provides users with the ability to fully run networked systems in the Cloud when local access to systems and data is unavailable. StorageCraft Cloud Services provides the following features for IT professionals:
- Instant virtualization and networking of cloud-based backups.
- Granular file and folder access.
- Personal control of cloud backups for fast recoveries.
- Enterprise-grade security and encryption to ensure the most secure cloud hardware and software architecture possible.
- An easy-to-use self-service Cloud Services portal for simple, fast recovery of systems and data.
- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year global Network Operation Center monitoring and Support Teams.
StorageCraft Cloud Services is available in budget-friendly tiered options and service+ levels:
- Cloud Basic: Secure offsite storage of your critical business backups with full system restore via a bare metal restore (BMR) drive.
- Cloud+: Includes everything in Cloud Basic, plus immediate file and folder recovery.
- Cloud Premium: Includes everything in Cloud+, as well as instant virtualization of data and systems in the cloud.
Since its launch in December 2012, StorageCraft Cloud Services has grown significantly, with nearly exponential growth in backup images stored. StorageCraft Cloud Services has also maintained a 99.99% percent uptime since launch. StorageCraft has two data centers in the United States and one in Canada. Product information is available at: www.storagecraft.com/products/storagecraft-cloud-services.
Throughout the years, StorageCraft products have been recognized by analysts, partners and customers for their speed and reliability. Earlier this year, the company received its third-consecutive 5-Star rating in the CRN Partner Program Guide, an annual directory that is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. Also this year, StorageCraft was named one of the 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors by CRN, and StorageCraft earned the Best Channel Vendor award in the Business Continuity and Backup and Disaster Recovery category from Business Solutions magazine readers.
About StorageCraft Technology Corp.
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides best-in-class 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 more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.
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