Powered with R1Soft Technology and IBM’s Cloud, SoftLayer Infrastructure, Continuum’s Fully Managed Backup Platform is Game Changer for MSPs
HOUSTON – March 31, 2015 – R1Soft® Server Backup Manager (SBM) technology has been built into Continuity247™, a fully managed backup platform for the small and medium-sized business (SMB) clients of Managed Services Providers (MSP), launched by Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions. R1Soft provides the leading commercial backup software for Web hosting providers.
“Continuum has been answering the critical call for a backup solution in the market since 2011, but the market has evolved considerably, and our MSP partners and their clients need more today,” said Michael George, CEO of Continuum. “Acquiring the R1Soft technology last year was an investment in next generation cloud solutions for the future of our MSP partners, and that future is now. With Continuity247, we have worked tirelessly to combine Continuum’s successful service and business model with R1Soft’s ideal backup technology to enable MSPs and other IT service providers to easily offer backup and disaster recovery (BDR) to their customers, more profitably.”
The integration of R1Soft SBM technology with the new Continuity247 offers MSPs highly reliable backup, enabling them to focus on strategic activities to grow their business, rather than time consuming day-to-day IT issues. In addition, the new offering features Continuum’s industry-leading Network Operations Center (NOC), which proactively monitors, troubleshoots and remediates any problems to ensure backups run 24x7x365 for SMB clients of its MSP partners, and is powered by IBM’s Cloud, SoftLayer infrastructure.
“R1Soft’s technology has been fine-tuned over the years to become a tried and true backup engine,” said Randy Bowie, Vice President, Backup Product and Engineering at R1Soft. “Now, through Continuum, we’re extending and optimizing this backup technology to MSPs, uniquely tying it to Continuum’s world-class NOC with unmatched technical support and expertise, along with a single pane of glass for ease of management. With flexibility, scalability and pricing that MSPs require, Continuity247 will allow any IT service provider to maximize margins and grow their business unlike any other BDR solution on the market.”
R1Soft, which is renowned worldwide for its fast, scalable and affordable server backup software for both Windows® and Linux® platforms in private and public clouds, was acquired by Continuum last year. Its proven technology protects nearly 250,000 servers and is trusted by more than 1,800 Web hosting providers in small and large data centers across the globe.
About Continuum Managed IT Services
Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Help Desk. MSPs leverage Continuum’s pay-as-you-grow business model to scale IT services without committing to long-term contracts and to reserve in-house staff for strategic initiatives. The company employs over 1,000 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,500 partners and monitors over 600,000 endpoints. For more information, visit http://www.continuum.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.
Based in Houston, Texas, R1Soft is recognized as the leading commercial backup software for Web hosting providers. Known as the fastest, most scalable, yet affordable server backup software for both Windows® and Linux® platforms in private and public clouds, R1Soft’s Server Backup Manager (SBM) utilizes Continuous Data Protection™ technology, and is deployed by nearly 1,800 Web hosting providers and protects nearly 250,000 servers worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.r1soft.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @R1Soft.