R1Soft Launches Cloud Backup Software for Web Hosting Companies

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Backup and disaster recovery software provider R1Soft announced on Tuesday it has released CloudCopy, a secure online backup software designed for service providers that enables them to offer cloud backup services to homes and small businesses.

The move comes a few months after R1Soft released its Continuous Data Protection Data Center Console, a management platform for large-scale backup installations.

Providing cloud backup software to customers can be a great value-add opportunity for hosting providers as it gives them piece of mind knowing that their data is safe and protected.

Last week, another cloud backup firm, BackupAgent, launched its WHMCS Integration module, which allows its web hosting partners to connect cloud backup into their control panel.

R1Soft’s CloudCopy lets hosting providers offer online backup services competitive with existing services from companies like Carbonite and Mozy by Decho Corporation.

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.

“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.”

Web hosting companies can use their existing data centers and infrastructure and 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 a range of hosting billing software including Parallels Business Automation Standard, Citrix EMS Cortex, Extend ASP, Ensim Unify, WHCMS, and Kaseya.

R1Soft will immediately make CloudCopy software available to its existing customer base of over 1,000 cloud, hosting, and ISPs that already use the R1Soft CDP software to backup the Windows and Linux servers in their data centers.

R1Soft is a division of Idera and the developer of Continuous Data Protection, which is currently used by over 1,000 cloud infrastructure providers and protects more than 200,000 servers worldwide.

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