Put the Machines to Work for You - Automate Backups with Our API!

Posted by Mary McCoy on Aug 18, 2015 6:00:00 AM

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If you've been following along with our blog, you know that August is the month of the Tuxinator, our fun spin on the Terminator movie franchise that returned to theaters this summer. This week, we're continuing our celebration of the R1Soft one year anniversary and encouraging you to trust in the backup technology behind it.

API automation is a hosting provider's secret weapon - not the kind of weapon that could wipe out the human race - but nonetheless, effective. If you're looking to cut costs and streamline business processes, put the machines to work for you, and look for a server backup solution with a built-in API! 


A New Class of Backup

If you're already using Server Backup Manager (SBM), you're familiar with the following features that the tool provides, including: 

  • Fast, block-level backups
  • Multi-tenant functionality
  • One universal web-based console
  • Continuous Data Protection (CDP) technology

But are you fully taking advantage of everything our server backup solution has to offer? 

For instance, did you know that SBM has a built-in Application Programmer Interface (API) designed to help you conduct business more efficiently and scalably? 


I Don't Speak Robot

But you do speak dollars and cents. You know that it's more costly to pay someone to do the work a machine could just as easily do for you. By automating time-consuming administrative processes, hosting providers can save themselves and their staff from manually configuring complex accounts using multiple platforms. Consider the amount of valuable time and talent your team wastes by deploying agents, restoring files, creating users, performing disk safe replications, etc. If you add up all of the admin hours applied to performing these functions, it's not hard to understand why you'd want to cut down on labor costs by automating. 

Our API seamlessly integrates Server Backup Manager with billing platforms and other common third party applications to enable hosting providers to better allocate their labor resources toward value-driving work.

Watch this short video to learn which administrative tasks our API lets you automate!


How Does Our API Make Automated Backups More Human?

If you're worried that automating these processes will detract from the user experience, don't be. It's quite the opposite actually! Through our API, you can customize each user's experience with the SBM platform, without clients necessarily touching our web interface. Our API gives you all of the same functionality as the SBM interface, and automation allows for more client experience personalization.

Click here to learn how to access SBM API documentation!


What Does Your Backup Service Look Like?
Leveraging an API that lets you enhance the user experience and free up time to accomplish more revenue-driving work is just one way to scale your hosting services and add value. How else can you ensure you're getting the most out of your backup offering? Join us for our upcoming webinar next Tuesday, August 25th | 11 AM - 12 PM EST! We'll be reviewing: 

  • How to build a premium backup service that adds value for your customers
  • What the Hosting backup landscape looks like today
  • What customers expect from their hosting providers
  • The value adds for backup services
  • How to build a premium backup service
  • How much you can charge for your premium backup services

Claim my spot!

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Meet Mary! Mary McCoy is Continuum’s resident Inbound Marketing Specialist and social media enthusiast. She recently graduated from the University of Virginia (Wahoowa!) with a BA in Economics and served as digital marketing intern for Citi Performing Arts Center (Citi Center), spearheading the nonprofit’s #GivingTuesday social media campaign. Like her school’s founder, Thomas Jefferson, Mary believes learning never ends. She considers herself a passionate, lifelong student of content creation and inbound marketing.

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Topics: Backups, API, Server Backup Manager

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