GFI MAX Enhances Secure Online Backup Service for MSPs
April 2014 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
GFI MAX™ announced the latest version of GFI MAX Backup™, its online backup service for managed services providers (MSPs).
The latest version features GFI MAX Backup’s new Virtual Disaster Recovery technology, enabling customers to recover failed Windows® systems as a VMware ESXi™ 4.1 or VMware vSphere 5.x compatible virtual machine. The ability to perform a full system restore via a Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) automates disaster recovery and provides increased data accessibility, as customers no longer have to wait until a failed physical machine is repaired or a new one is purchased. GFI MAX Backup also includes expanded platform coverage, with added support for Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows® 8.1, Apple® Mac® OS X® 10.9 Mavericks and VMware® vSphere™ 5.5.
For MSPs that rely on third-party professional services automation (PSA) tools to automate billing and service ticket management, GFI MAX Backup now includes direct integration with ConnectWise®, in addition to Autotask®’s PSA software. Combined with remote monitoring and management functionality delivered by tools such as GFI MAX RemoteManagement, this native integration enables MSPs to monitor and remediate backup failures through their PSA software, significantly reducing the time and labor typically involved in recovering systems from total loss. This capability transforms MSPs’ online backup service into a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering.
The technologies in GFI MAX Backup, including True Delta and Local SpeedVault, deliver a Disk-to-Diskto- Cloud (D2D2C) or hybrid approach to data protection. The service provides highly scalable and secure backups both to the cloud and to local storage on-site while removing the overhead and risk associated with managing removable media. Additionally, GFI MAX Backup offers a range of encryption options from secure 128-bit to ultra-secure, military-grade 448-bit Blowfish encryption. The result is an unrivaled combination of security and performance: backups and restores are ultra-fast and data is protected and available at all times.
Pricing and Availability
The latest version of GFI MAX Backup is available now.