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MSPs, IT resellers and IT consultants can use Altaro VM Backup for MSPs to back up their customers' physical Windows servers as well as their Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines (VMs).
Additionally, they can manage their customers' physical Windows server backups from the same multi-tenant online management console as their VM backups, making it super easy and convenient for them to manage all their customers' server backups from one central location.
A number of organizations with virtual environments often have one or more physical machines that have not been virtualised, and these require data protection.
MSPs can address this by using Altaro VM Backup for MSPs as a P2V solution, that is, a Physical to Virtual solution. It allows them to back up their customers' physical Windows servers and restore them to a virtual environment (as a virtual disk or a virtual machine running on a Hyper-V hypervisor).
Altaro VM Backup is well established as a solution for MSPs to provide backup, replication and recovery services for Hyper-V and VMware on a monthly subscription. It also enables you to back up your customers' physical Windows servers.
Simply pay per VM (and any physical Windows servers) per month; you are then free to establish your own pricing model.
You can choose per customer whether to add physical machine backup functionality at an additional fee per physical server protected each month.
This offering gives you a wider services portfolio and another revenue stream.
You can continue relying on one central multi-tenant view of all your customers backups, be they virtual or physical machine backups, via the Altaro Cloud Management Console (CMC).
Altaro's premium 24/7 support is part of the package.
• Altaro's Cloud Management Console is a multitenant console that enables you to manage and monitor all your Altaro customer backups from a single pane of glass. You can link any installations of Altaro Physical Server Backup to it and benefit from the ability to centrally handle, schedule backups, manage storage, billing and so on, as is the case with Altaro VM Backup installations.
• You can link multiple Altaro Physical Server Backup installations to the Cloud Management Console so that you can manage and monitor them all through the single-pane-of-glass platform.
• You can trigger restores directly through the Cloud Management Console.
• You can take offsite copies of a physical Windows server to the Altaro Offsite Server, available at no cost. This provides dual benefits as it provides a secondary backup copy while enabling you to deliver and bill for storage services.
• Your monthly invoice will include backups of virtual machines and, if these are enabled, physical servers as well.
Bare Metal Restores - Upcoming releases will include the possibility to restore a backed up physical machine to bare metal (a physical machine without an operating system).
• Each VM and each physical server that reports a successful backup at least once a month is added to the MSP's monthly invoice.
• A minimum monthly starting subscription of up to 10 VMs applies across all an MSP's customers; physical server backups are charged over and above that.
Sign up for your 30-day trial of Altaro VM Backup for MSPs and receive free access to the Cloud Management Console to get up and running right away.
Physical backup refers to the ability to back up physical servers (as opposed to virtual machines). Multi-tenant physical backup is primarily used by managed service providers (MSPs) who provide physical backup as a service to their customers. A multitenant physical backup solution allows MSPs to manage and monitor their customers' physical backups centrally, via a single pane of glass. This saves time and hassle as an MSP can do everything from one central dashboard.
A multi-tenant physical backup solution for MSPs such as Altaro VM Backup for MSPs enables you to manage and back up physical Windows servers across all your customers through one central multi-tenant console. And you can even back up and replicate your customers' virtual machines (VMs).
Any company or organization with one or more physical machines would benefit from a physical backup solution. Several businesses and organizations have a hybrid environment, that is, a mix of virtual machines and physical servers. In such cases, it is optimal to use one solution for the backup and recovery of both physical and virtual machines.
Managed service providers (MSPs) who back up their customers' machines as a service can use Altaro VM Backup for MSPs to satisfy both needs at once. It includes a physical to virtual solution, or P2V solution, that allows them to back up their customers' physical Windows servers and restore them to a virtual environment (as a virtual disk or a virtual machine running on a Hyper-V hypervisor). A core advantage here is that MSPs can manage all Altaro backups centrally via a single pane of glass, thanks to Altaro's central multi-tenant console. This also gives the ability to centrally schedule backups, manage billing, handle storage requirements, and so on.
Managed service providers enjoy these benefits when using Altaro VM Backup for MSPs to provide VM backup and physical Windows server backup services to their customers:
You can choose whether to install and run Altaro's physical backup solution or yourself (more info here) or to receive this as a service from a managed service provider (MSPs) of your choice. If you are an MSP, then Altaro's physical backup solution is available to you as part of Altaro VM Backup for MSPs. Through a multi-tenant console, you can manage and monitor all your Altaro installations and customer backups from a single pane of glass, be they physical backups or VM backups. You can link multiple Altaro Physical Server Backup installations to the multi-tenant platform and manage them all centrally. You can also perform restores directly through it. Billing information and invoicing are centralized too. You can access further information here.
To benefit from the service as an MSP, you simply need to access a free 30-day trial to try out the solution without any commitments, after which you can choose to activate your subscription. It is available as a monthly subscription where you pay per usage per month and set your own customer pricing. You also get award-winning 24/7 support as part of the subscription.