Ensim integrates BackupAgent, client software that supports desktop and laptop backup, into its Ensim Unify Service Provider product.
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Ensim has integrated BackupAgent into its Ensim Unify Service Provider product.
Service providers who use Ensim Unify Service Provider can now roll out online
backup services using BackupAgent and provision those services.
Unify Service Provider Edition is a single, centralized software application
that helps simplify the day-to-day tasks of activating, configuring and
managing a service provider's unified communications and collaboration
Unify Service Provider was co-developed with Microsoft, enabling service
providers to centrally create, control and deliver hosted IP and application
services. BackupAgent is designed to provide scalable and user-friendly online
backup software for service providers. The solution is also integrated with
Microsoft's Hosted Messaging & Collaboration (HMC)
platform and Active Directory. The client software is available for both the
consumer and small to medium-size businesses and can back up desktops, laptops
and servers, including Microsoft Exchange and SQL backups.
Scott Young, vice president of marketing and product management at Ensim,
said his company is delighted to release the BackupAgent Connector for Ensim
Unify Service Provider Edition. "BackupAgent can be easily integrated,
resulting in smooth operations in terms of provisioning for service providers,"
he said. "BackupAgent allows service providers to create additional revenue
streams with more differentiation."
Roland Sars, director of sales and marketing of BackupAgent, said the
Connector was developed due to popular demand by service providers using Ensim
Unify. "BackupAgent's tight integration with Active Directory allows the
service provider to have a single sign-on for users that want to use
BackupAgent in combination with other products," he said.
One of the launching customers of this newly released connector is
Outsourcery, formerly Genesis Communications, a U.K.-based provider of unified
communications and hosted IT solutions for midmarket companies. Mark Seemann,
product strategy and development director of Outsourcery, said Outsourcery can
provision BackupAgent subscriptions using Ensim Unify Service Provider as a
central provisioning platform. "Ensim Unify Service Provider also allows
BackupAgent to be easily sold through a reseller or distribution channel,"
BackupAgent has client software that supports desktop and laptop backup, as
well as customer-premises server backup, including Exchange, SQL and MySQL. The
solutions' server software is multitenant. There is a private-label reseller
model, and the company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and it is fully
integrated with Microsoft's Hosted Messaging & Collaboration (HMC)
platform and Active Directory.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.