Award winning cloud management software company SkyKick
has announced the launch of a Cloud Backup application. SkyKick, which has headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States, caters to around 5,000 partners globally with products that allow IT providers to ”accelerate their cloud business” and “migrate, backup and manage their customers in the cloud”. SkyKick’s new option will be available free of charge in Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, with “more European countries coming soon”.
The Cloud Backup application supports Office 365 by offering “cloud-to-cloud backup” that reduces support costs and enhances customer experience by enabling SkyKick’s partners to recover their customers’ lost data. The solution does not require software installation and offers unlimited storage alongside “one-click” recovery of data from Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Microsoft SharePoint Online. The solution is underpinned by a SkyKick platform that offers multiple layers of encryption to ensure the security of customers’ data.
SkyKick offers partners Cloud Backup on a white label basis to enable them to establish Office 365 revenue streams. It is available as a part of the “Internal Use Rights” (IUR) and offered to Microsoft partners. It was formerly only available to partners in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Silver and Gold competency partners can “now back up their cloud data using SkyKick technology and store that data on Azure for free”.
“Recovering cloud data can be time consuming, complicated and sometimes impossible,” explained the Vice President of International at SkyKick, Eric Jewett. “Research shows over 50 percent of organizations incur cloud data loss and 75 percent of the time this happens because employees accidentally delete mission critical information. While Microsoft provides robust geo-redundancy for critical data loss, our partners told us they needed an easy way to recover their customers’ data instantaneously, as well as the ability to provide an extra layer of control and independent data ownership.”Do you know of any other industry players offering cloud backup options? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.