Introducing the first cloud backup software-licensing model of its kind to stabilize backup licensing costs for managed service providers (MSPs)
TORONTO – January 23, 2019 – Asigra Inc., a leading data protection cloud backup software provider since 1986, today announced the Unlimited Use Subscription License to address challenges faced by managed service providers (MSP) when attempting to accurately forecast backup software licensing costs while supporting customers with mixed environments.
Under this new licensing model, the service provider’s pricing is based on usage from the previous year, plus a jointly agreed upon growth commitment. The costs associated with the license amount will not increase regardless of how much the service provider’s usage (capacity, virtual machines, physical machines, sockets, users, etc.) rises during the term. This provides the service provider with the potential for increased profits and reduces the potential for license over-subscription.
“Historically, usage-based backup software licensing has been elastic which means that when consumption rises, the costs do as well. The problem for service providers is that backup data rarely (if ever) decreases, which leads to rising backup/recovery expenses,” said Edwin Yuen, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Asigra is answering this challenge for MSPs with a more tempered approach that eliminates unexpected pricing spikes and allows partners to grow their bottom line.”
“We have been a backup-centric MSP for the last 10 years, using Asigra Cloud Backup software as our platform for protecting customer data,” said Pesach Goldman, CEO, 010 Cloud Computing. “With increasing requirements for secure, compliant, and reliable data protection, Asigra not only has the best backup technology on the market with the widest support matrix, but also provides the best partner ecosystem for MSPs.”
“After understanding the business goals and challenges that we face as an MSP, Asigra came to us with a solution to pay a fixed price for unlimited usage, based on the expected growth of 010 over the next 3 years,” noted Pesach Goldman at 010 Cloud Computing. “If we sell more than expected, we get to keep the change and grow our EBITDA. Asigra is set to shake up the managed services space with this new licensing model.”
“The Unlimited Use Subscription License will become the new star in our licensing lineup, adding certainty for partners seeking more predictable and accurate pricing forecasts over time,” said David Farajun, CEO of Asigra. “This first-of-its-kind cloud backup software licensing approach fixes the broken pay-as-you-go model, which has become a sore point for service providers globally due to unplanned pricing spikes as backup volumes surge.”
Asigra develops powerful cloud-based data protection software that is optimized for delivery by MSPs. The software provides the ability to back up and recover data from endpoint devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones, etc.) on the LAN as well as in SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS environments. In addition, the software helps organizations prevent aggressive forms of malware and ransomware from infecting or encrypting their backup data by providing bidirectional cybersecurity protection on backup and restore. Users can protect data from Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.com as well as data in AWS and Azure public, private, and hybrid clouds. Asigra Cloud Backup is FIPS 140-2 certified and designed to ensure that organizations maintain compliance with both corporate and governmental regulations, including GDPR. To learn more about Asigra Cloud Backup and the new Unlimited Use Subscription License, visit http://www.asgira.com.
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Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to quickly recover their data from anywhere through a global network of IT service providers who deliver Cloud Backup Evolved as either public, private and/or hybrid solutions. As the industry’s most comprehensive data protection platform for servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, and eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository with 100% recovery assurance. The company has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor and included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. More information on Asigra can be found at www.asigra.com.