Providers can now Select OpenStack Storage Service to Provide Customers Cost-Effective and Secure Managed Cloud Backup
CloudBerry Lab, a vendor of backup and management solutions for public cloud storage services, recently announced OpenStack support for CloudBerry Managed Backup. With this offering, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can easily leverage the advantages of OpenStack technology for customer cloud backup. Service providers can now either run their own OpenStack deployments or use any OpenStack compatible storage provider such as Rackspace, HP Helion or IBM SoftLayer with the option of running cloud backup via CloudBerry’s Managed Backup offering.
OpenStack Swift allows users to store and retrieve large amounts of data with a simple API. Built for scale and optimized for durability, availability and concurrency across the entire data set, Swift is ideal for storing rapidly growing unstructured data sets.
With this update CloudBerry Managed Backup now also includes:
- Multiple Cloud Storage Accounts Support. CloudBerry now enables MSPs to add multiple cloud storage back-end providers to their Managed Backup accounts allowing selecting OpenStack as the main storage, or add it as an additional storage account.
- Backup History Management from the Control Panel: MSPs can monitor the backup history of their users directly from the Managed Backup control panel. Providers do not need to use third-party software (e.g., remote desktop applications, screenshots sharing software, etc.) to determine the progress of backup plans. Providers can easily manage all their users’ backup plans from a web interface.
- Granular Administrative Permissions: MSPs can create sub-admin accounts with limited permissions in the Managed Backup Services control panel. Providers can specify specific functions that a sub-admin account could manage, such as creating, editing and dropping users; managing licenses; managing and deploying backup/restore plans; and controlling billing issues.
“OpenStack allows MSPs to become more agile, reduce costs, and avoid vendor lock-in when it comes to the cloud,” said Alexey Serkov, CTO at CloudBerry Lab.” CloudBerry has realized that many service providers would like to leverage the advantages of OpenStack cloud backup, and by supporting OpenStack for Managed Backup, we now provide the tools MSPs need in order to easily and efficiently bring OpenStack to their customers and we do so securely with best-in-class encryption.”
About CloudBerry Lab
Established in 2008 by a group of experienced IT professionals, CloudBerry Lab provides cloud-based backup and file management services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). CloudBerry’s offerings include powerful, easy-to-use backup management capabilities and military-grade encryption using customer-controlled keys. Customers can choose to store their backup data with more than 20 online storage providers, including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, HP Cloud, Rackspace, Softlayer and others. CloudBerry also partners with thousands of VARs and MSPs to provide them with turnkey, white-label data protection services. An Amazon Web Services Advanced Technology Partner since 2012, CloudBerry Lab has also achieved Storage Competency Partner status in the AWS Partner Network. For more information, visit www.cloudberrylab.com