Nirvanix, Intel Partner on SMB Cloud Storage
Intel will offer Nirvanix's cloud-based storage services on its AppUp SMB Service, a subscription-based service built on the Intel Hybrid Cloud Platform and aimed at MSPs.Cloud storage services specialist Nirvanix announced that its cloud-based storage offering will be available in the Intel AppUp SMB Service, a subscription-based service built on the Intel Hybrid Cloud Platform. It allows managed service providers (MSPs) to offer their small business clients services for on-demand, secure storage, specifically designed for backup, archiving and recovery of business data at any time and any location from a variety of devices. The AppUp SMB Service runs on the company’s Hybrid Cloud Platform, which features a scalable, preconfigured server with remote management capabilities. The service is designed to enable MSPs to deliver cloud benefits via an on-premises server, with the aim of providing a more flexible, user-friendly experience for small-business customers with limited IT resources. "SMB customers are looking for cost-effective ways to manage exploding data growth. With the Intel AppUp SMB Service, we are providing MSPs with industry-proven solutions they can offer their customers," Intel general manager Bridget Karlin said in a statement. "Adding solutions like the Nirvanix service allows us to enable MSPs to offer leading enterprise-class cloud storage as part of their SMB customers’ Intel AppUp SMB Service subscription. This gives customers on-demand, secure, usage-based storage capacity for backup and archiving applications."
Intel offers a test drive of the AppUp service, which simulates a small-business environment in which MSPs are remotely managing an Intel Hybrid Cloud server for the customer. Two different test drives are available, including a Basic Intel Hybrid Cloud server, which features a scalable, preconfigured server configured with a Windows Server virtual machine and a firewall virtual machine, and a Backup & Disaster Recovery Appliance (BDR), where the software and hardware are preconfigured for BDR, powered by StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server 4 and Intel’s Quick Access Technology.