World-class MSPs say that of the keys to their success is an unwavering dedication to keeping expenses low and profitability high.
One way to do that is to automate processes by leveraging best-in-class tools. They also seek to streamline operations, offer customers multiple solutions and additional services to increase ARPU (average revenue per user), and reduce churn.
Take, for instance, something as seemingly straightforward as backup and disaster recovery.
These services can be taken for granted rather than considered powerful recurring revenue generators and an area where an MSP can streamline for additional profitability.
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Here’s how world-class MSPs look at cloud-based backup and recovery.
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Two copies of backup data are better than one, and even if your customer’s on-premises data is attacked, you can fall back on clean secure backups in the cloud.
2. Delays must be avoided — While having backups is important, it’s essential that the backups can be launched as virtual machines without any delay in the cloud.
This is where a true disaster recovery solution will shine.
If a customer suffers some form of data loss or corruption, a strong cloud-based disaster recovery solution will allow you, with the push of a button and quick swap of IP addresses, to spin up a server in the cloud that customers can use immediately.
3. Users need file sync and share — The popularity of public file sync and share solutions among end users has led to massive security gaps for many companies as those users took it upon themselves to install and use the app without corporate permission.
World-class MSPs rely on full-featured backup and disaster recovery solutions that incorporate file sync and share functionality.
Unlike Dropbox, this file sync and share is stored within the customer’s own data, ensuring corporate information remains secure.
4. One provider for all functionality — World-class MSPs don’t look at backup and disaster recovery as two separate solutions delivered by two different vendors.
The advantages of partnering with a single provider for solutions are immense.
For example, by working with a single provider, you can eliminate extra expenses, overcome compatibility hurdles, put customer management under a single pane of glass, make the services easier to bundle and reduce the number of vendor relationships you need to maintain.
5. Integrates with Business and Operational support systems — In the spirit of keeping costs low, leading MSPs seek to have as many of their systems and tools integrated as possible.
With the right solution, a single easy integration with their existing business management solutions can deliver three services (backup, disaster recovery, and file sync and share), simplifying management and billing of the services while reducing expenses.
By selecting a single vendor that provides backup, disaster recovery, and in-demand features such as file sync and share, world-class MSPs can keep expenses low, profitability high, and streamline their operations.
If you’re wondering if such a single provider solution exists, it does.
The Acronis Data Cloud meets all the above parameters and more, which is why it’s the backup and disaster recovery solution of choice for world-class MSPs across the world.
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