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Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can now back up and restore their customers' Office 365 mailboxes

Altaro launches new multi-tenant offering complete with storage infrastructure: Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs

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20th November, 2018

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can now back up and restore their customers' Office 365 mailboxes

Altaro launches new multi-tenant offering complete with storage infrastructure: Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs

London, UK & Malta, 20th November, 2018: Thanks to the new Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs, being launched today, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can now provide their customers with backup and recovery services for Office 365 Exchange mailboxes, by automatically backing them up to Altaro's Microsoft Azure infrastructure. With this latest offering, Altaro extends its B2B data protection solutions beyond virtual machine (VM) backup for which it is already widely known and praised, counting more than 8,000 partners and MSPs worldwide.

It is essential for businesses to back up user Office 365 mailboxes so as not to lose critical data in the case of accidents such as unintentional mailbox deletion, or attacks such as malicious user actions or malware.

As Microsoft does not back up Office 365 subscriber data, Altaro's new offering enables MSPs to provide their customers with robust, reliable mailbox backup and recovery services.

Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs backs up mail items and their attachments, with backups taking place automatically several times per day to Altaro's secure Microsoft Azure backup location.

Multi-tenant mailbox backup and recovery management

MSPs can manage and monitor the mailboxes they are handling per customer through a centralised, multi-tenant online management console.

The console also provides integrated billing and reports across all an MSPs' Altaro customers for ultra-convenience and ease.

"We are thrilled to be providing MSPs with another product for their backup services portfolio," said David Vella, Altaro CEO. "Through Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs, we are enabling our MSP community to offer more and fuller data protection services to their client base, all centrally managed through our convenient, multi-tenant online console."

Free trial for MSPs

MSPs wishing to try the solution can do so for free and with no commitment for 30 days, by registering here.

More information is available here.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and IT departments. It specializes in backup for virtualized and cloud environments, providing affordable enterprise-class functionality while avoiding unnecessary features that add cost and undue complexity. With 40,000+ customers worldwide, 9,000 partners globally and 1,000 MSPs to date, the company's flagship solution is Altaro VM Backup, which has gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup and replication. Altaro also provides a solution to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes, Altaro Office 365 Backup. Both are also available as monthly subscription programs for MSPs.

13th November, 2018

Altaro VM Backup v8 introduces WAN-Optimized Replication, further reducing Recovery Time Objective (RTO)

Altaro has launched the latest version of its leading Hyper-V & VMware backup solution, which now enables continuous replication

London, UK and Malta, 13th November 2018: Altaro, a global leader in virtual machine data protection and recovery, has introduced WAN-Optimized Replication in its latest version, v8, allowing businesses to be back up and running in minimal time should disaster strike. Replication permits a business to make an ongoing copy of its virtual machines (VMs) and to access that copy with immediacy should anything go wrong with the live VMs. This dramatically reduces the recovery time objective (RTO).

Optimized for WANs, Altaro's WAN-Optimized Replication enables system administrators to replicate ongoing changes to their virtual machines (VMs) to a remote site and to seamlessly continue working from the replicated VMs should something go wrong with the live VMs, such as damage due to severe weather conditions, flooding, ransomware, viruses, server crashes and so on.

Drastically reducing RTO

"WAN-Optimized Replication allows businesses to continue accessing and working in the case of damage to their on-premise servers. If their office building is hit by a hurricane and experiences flooding, for instance, they can continue working from their VMs that have been replicated to an offsite location," explained David Vella, CEO and co-founder of Altaro Software.

"As these are continually updated with changes, businesses using Altaro VM Backup can continue working without a glitch, with minimal to no data loss, and with an excellent recovery time objective, or RTO."

Centralised, multi-tenant view for MSPs

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can now add replication services to their offering, with the ability to replicate customer data to the MSP's infrastructure. This way, if a customer site goes down, that customer can immediately access its VMs through the MSP's infrastructure and continue working.

With Altaro VM Backup for MSPs, MSPs can manage their customer accounts through a multi-tenant online console for greater ease, speed and efficiency, enabling them to provide their customers with a better, faster service.

How to upgrade

WAN-Optimized Replication is currently available exclusively for customers who have the Unlimited Plus edition of Altaro VM Backup. It is automatically included in Altaro VM Backup for MSPs.

Upgrading to Altaro VM Backup v8 is free for Unlimited Plus customers who have a valid Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA). The latest build can be downloaded from this page. If customers are not under active SMA, they should contact their Altaro Partner for information about how to upgrade.

Free trial for new users

New users can benefit from a fully-functional 30-day trial of Altaro VM Backup Unlimited Plus.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and IT departments. It specializes in backup for virtualized and cloud environments, providing affordable enterprise-class functionality while avoiding unnecessary features that add cost and undue complexity. With 40,000+ customers worldwide, 9,000 partners globally and 1,000 MSPs to date, the company's flagship solution is Altaro VM Backup, which has gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup and replication.

16th October, 2018

Altaro Selects new UK Distribution Partner to Promote VM Backup Growth Rates of 40%

Cloud Distribution Appointed as Distributor in Expansion Plan for the UK

MALTA & READING, UK., 16th October 2018: Altaro, one of the world's fastest growing suppliers of virtual backup solutions, today announced of the appointment of a new distributor in the UK, Cloud Distribution, the next-generation ‘Cloud First' distributor specializing in innovative and disruptive cyber security, networking and datacentre solutions.

"Our partners are currently experiencing their greatest growth with on-premise, hybrid and cloud-first models," noted Colin Wright, VP EMEA, Altaro. "Our traditional license sales of Altaro VM Backup continue to boom, thanks to the excellent value we provide, and we are also seeing that the market is becoming increasingly interested in our mixed or managed monthly Backup-as-a-Service subscription services."

He added, "We have selected Cloud Distribution as the only UK VAD that are set up with hybrid partner servicing in mind. They are disruptive and that's a good strategy in a market that sometimes defaults to traditional vendors who can be expensive and slow to respond."

Adam Davison, Sales Director, Cloud Distribution commented, "Altaro have done an outstanding job of winning the SMB VM backup space and, with the release of their new version of software, are now able to target the Mid to Small Enterprise market. Cloud Distribution is excited to help Altaro expand into the mid-market space with targeted support. The new innovation packed into the next release will enable us to win the hearts and minds of partners. This is a major opportunity for partners looking to become important and strategic to a VM backup vendor, and not an also-ran. For partners that want to be part of the Altaro growth curve, there is a full suite of Enterprise-class features, including ease of install, next gen GUI and high margins."

Cloud Distribution will be leveraging its partner enablement tools to support pipeline growth for its current and new partners. To complement these tools, Cloud has invested in a dedicated backup sales team that can leverage the Cloud Altitude marketing program and assist partners in Altaro lead generation activities, customer meetings, support demos and SE support.

Altaro CEO and co-founder, David Vella said, "We are happy to welcome Cloud Distribution to the Altaro family. Their appointment will add momentum to our activities in this key territory and help us enhance and expand our outreach and services."

Altaro VM Backup is available from Cloud from today. A full 30-day trial of Altaro VM backup is available for download at
https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/download.php.

About Cloud Distribution

Cloud Distribution is a Cloud First value-added distributor of disruptive, next generation cyber security, networking and datacentre solutions that VARs can take to market quickly and easily. It currently distributes Acronis, Actifio, AccelStor, Aerohive, Arista Networks, AVI, BlackBerry, CheckPoint Software, Cloud4Wi, Cyren Security, Webscale, DataCore, Exinda, Ignitenet, Peplink, Pivot3, Storagecraft, Ucopia, and Vectra Networks. Its portfolio of disruptive security and networking solutions helps resellers to differentiate themselves from the competition and create new markets to sell in. The company was founded in 2009 by senior executives with a wealth of experience in the security, networking and optimisation space. Its philosophy is to take innovative, cutting-edge vendors into the UK market, by recruiting and working together with skilled, reputable, market making partners. For further information, please visit https://www.Cloud-distribution.com/ or follow us on Twitter @Cloudtweeters

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and IT departments. It specializes in backup for virtualized and cloud environments, providing affordable enterprise-class functionality while avoiding unnecessary features that add cost and undue complexity. With 40,000+ customers worldwide, 9,000 partners globally and 1,000 MSPs to date, the company's flagship solution is Altaro VM Backup, which has gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup and replication. For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Contact
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sharon@onyourcase.co.uk.

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For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

2nd October, 2018

Canadian IT consultancy saves 75% on backup data storage thanks to Altaro VM Backup

Firm drops Veeam due to Altaro's superior value and tech support team

2nd October 2018: Canadian IT consultancy, Decam Informatique, has made a 75% saving in terms of backup file storage consumption thanks to Altaro VM Backup and its augmented inline deduplication technology.

Sebastien Rivard, who heads the Quebec-based IT services company, finds this impressive, adding to his love of Altaro's "straightforward approach" and the fact that "Altaro VM Backup works all the time without issue".

As a result, Decam is transferring its customer Veeam backup installations to Altaro VM Backup, due to the superior value it provides – not only in terms of the product offering itself but also thanks to Altaro's outstanding support.

He explained: "I've been moving all my Veeam backup installations to Altaro VM Backup since it's a superior product for the price you're asking. It provides everything you need."

Another compelling feature is robust technical support. "I had some issues with configuration, and your support always was there to help," says Mr Rivard.

"Amazing" technical support: "I have never received better support than with the Altaro team"

One particular incident stands out for him, however: the Altaro support team more than wowed him in his hour of need.

"Last week, we had a catastrophic failure. All our VMs attached to ISCSI were down and I contacted your support team. As you can imagine, I was in a bit of a panic since management was pushing all over the place to get it back and running," he explains.

"I had an amazing experience with the Altaro team, who took the time and managed to go the extra way to resolve issue that we had."

As an established IT professional with 20+ years of experience, Mr Rivard has called several vendors for customer support throughout his working life, and to him Altaro is a standout player.

"I call almost every week to get support from different companies including the biggest out there," he says, "and I have never received better support than with the Altaro team. Good knowledge of one's product is a must, but your team knows it inside out and when they didn't quite figure it out, they went to the development team to ask for their input and were able to save one of the VM that wouldn't boot."

Another plus point in Mr Rivard's eyes is that Altaro provides "just the right tools" at attractive pricing, that enables him to also provide Altaro VM Backup to his smaller customers "who are more price-conscious" as well as his larger customers.

Summing up, Mr Rivard highly recommends Altaro for its "great support" and its fuss-free product that is straightforward and effective.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and IT departments. It specializes in backup for virtualized and cloud environments, providing affordable enterprise-class functionality while avoiding unnecessary features that add cost and undue complexity. With 40,000+ customers worldwide, 9,000 partners globally and 1,000 MSPs to date, the company's flagship solution is Altaro VM Backup, which has gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup and replication.

Contact
For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

20th September, 2018

Internationalization is the secret of success for Maltase software company with 40,000+ global customers

Altaro Software grows from 42 employees in 2016 to 93 today

San Gwann, Malta, 20 September 2018: During a courtesy visit today to Altaro Software at the Malta Life Sciences Park, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela, Trade Malta CEO Anton Buttigieg and Leonie Aquilina Xuereb, Assistant Director International Development, Economic Affairs & European Institutions, witnessed how the company has grown from strength to strength, gaining more than 40,000 customers worldwide in recent years thanks to its focus on internationalization.

Altaro is headquartered in Malta with offices also in the United States, the UK, France and Germany and Macedonia. Its growth figures include a significant increase in its global team size that has more than doubled in two years, from 42 employees in 2016 to 93 today, with further recruitment plans in motion.

Minister Abela took the opportunity to learn more about the company's strategy and operations while experiencing first-hand how Trade Malta has assisted the company with its export-oriented approach.

A developer of off-the-shelf software solutions that are sold worldwide, Altaro was founded in 2009, following a chance encounter between its four co-founders – David Vella, Simon Attard, Julian Pace Ross and Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita – who realized that they shared the dream, drive and skills to launch their own software start-up. Funded out of their personal savings and countless labor-intensive days, their little team worked at second-hand desks in a small basement to save on costs.

From those humble beginnings, Altaro today counts more than 40,000 businesses spread over 121 countries as its clients. It has a global network of more than 7,000 partners and its customers include industry leaders like NASA, Microsoft, Xerox, Discovery Channel, Amazon, Thomson Reuters and Peugeot. It has won numerous awards, including Storage Awards Company of the Year 2018; Rising Star 2017 Award at the Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Awards; CRN 2017 Tech Innovator Award and CIO Applications Top 25 Microsoft Solution Providers 2017.

Altaro CEO, David Vella, thanked Minister Abela for his interest in Altaro and his willingness to learn about the trials and triumphs the company has faced to date.

"We owe our success to our team's hard work, commitment and efforts to continually deliver quality solutions that satisfy our customers," said Mr Vella. "However, we must also express our gratitude to Trade Malta, with their ready advice, export assistance and attractive incentives which enable us to exhibit in different parts of the globe, reaching thousands of prospects. We are also indebted to organizations such as Malta Enterprise, with its business-centric approach, that also support local businesses striving for success."

Minister Abela, whose portfolio includes Trade Malta, thanked Altaro for hosting him to an open view of their day-to-day operations. "Thank you for welcoming me to your offices, and for giving me an overview of the steps you have taken to become the success story you are today," he said. "Your achievements serve to inspire fledgling companies and startups and demonstrate how they can make use of services such as those offered by Trade Malta to help them grow."

From left: Julian Pace Pross, Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita, Minister Carmelo Abela and David Vella
From left: Julian Pace Ross, Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita, Minister Carmelo Abela and David Vella

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and IT departments. It specializes in backup for virtualized and cloud environments, providing affordable enterprise-class functionality while avoiding unnecessary features that add cost and undue complexity. With 40,000+ customers worldwide, 9,000 partners globally and 1,000 MSPs to date, the company's flagship solution is Altaro VM Backup, which has gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup.

Contact
For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

16th August, 2018

Texas-based MSP combats ransomware incidents with ease using Altaro VM Backup

16th August 2018: When two of Preactive IT's customers were struck by ransomware - an email bearing malicious software that threatens to permanently block the victim's access to it unless a ransom is paid - the company knew exactly what to do. Preactive IT was confident that it could tackle the issue with ease, and without the need to pay the attackers a dime - thanks to Altaro VM Backup.

Back in production "in minutes" after ransomware attacks

"On two occasions, we've had users download ransomware," explains Charles Swihart of Preactive IT Solutions, LP. "In both cases, the virus was isolated to one workstation, but it did encrypt all the shared files on the server it could access it. We were able to take the workstation offline and clean it."

Recovering the effected files was a breeze through Altaro VM Backup's instant boot from backup feature that enabled Preactive IT Solutions to boot up the impacted virtual machine (VM) from backup in seconds, allowing users to continue with their work without a hitch while the full restore ran in the background. "To get the files back, we simply booted directly from the most recent backup that we had taken for our customers, so the server was back in production in minutes."

Founded in 2000, Preactive IT Solutions is a US managed service provider (MSP) located in Houston and Sugar Land, both in Texas. This managed IT services company provides network monitoring, on-site support and help desk services to businesses throughout the Houston area. Preactive IT Solutions also has specialization in providing reliable IT support to engineering, architecture and construction firms in the region.

Business continuity thanks to Altaro

The provision of business continuity is one of the company's key selling points. Mr Swihart can cite several occasions when Altaro VM Backup came to the rescue.

"We have had several occasions where Windows updates have killed a server operating system. A simple boot from the night before and we are back and running," he said.

In another example he shared, he said: "We have a client who runs an obsolete, unsupported application. We have no way to reinstall. We are working with them to replace it, but must support it in the interim. This application just quit working one morning. We copied the current data files from the app, booted from the prior night's Altaro backup, and put the current data in place."

As simple as that!

A whole new world

Mr Swihart says his company was first drawn to Altaro when they started using virtualization. "We were new to virtualization and were using Windows Server Backup to back up our VMs," he recalls. "We heard about Altaro in a community forum and read up on it. We could see right away this was a whole new world."

One of the factors that assisted Preactive's decision to go with Altaro was its reasonable pricing. "Some competing products are relatively expensive,” Mr Swihart says, adding that the pricing model is also just right for MSPs.

Straightforward, flexible pricing model

"As an MSP whose server count goes up and down, we really love the flexibility of the monthly subscriptions instead of a long-term license."

To him, Altaro stands out from the competition through its straightforward approach and outstanding support that he describes as "very responsive and knowledgeable support and no nickel-and-diming". He observed: "With some other products, you need to buy add-on options and upgrades to get full functionality."

Yet the single biggest reasons Mr Swihart would recommend Altaro is simple: "Business continuity! Having users productive again in 10 minutes."

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

1st August, 2018

Altaro broadens its reach in the Benelux through new distribution agreement with CloudLand

Altaro, a global leader in virtual machine data backup and recovery, is pleased to announce that it has signed a distribution agreement for the Benelux region with Netherlands-based value-added distributor CloudLand. All Altaro software solutions are now available through CloudLand B.V.

1st August 2018: Headquartered in Malta, Altaro has more than 40,000 customers worldwide. Altaro provides a fast, high-performance backup and recovery solution that backs up and restores Hyper-V & VMware virtual machines (VMs). The solution is easy to implement – users can install and run their first VM backup in less than 15 minutes; feature-rich, affordable and backed by outstanding support.

Altaro's managed service provider (MSP) program enables IT consultants to roll out the latest, premium edition features of Altaro VM Backup across all their customers through a highly attractive monthly subscription with no upfront fees – and they can centrally manage and monitor all their Altaro customer installations through a single multi-tenant online platform.

"We are extremely pleased with this exciting new addition to our portfolio. It enables us to serve our partners even better," says Lex Fabistas, Managing Director at CloudLand. "We do this not only by selling the Altaro products, but also by having the specific product knowledge to advise and support our partners."

Altaro CEO and co-founder, David Vella said, "We warmly welcome CLoudLand to the Altaro community. Our new partnership with CloudLand will intensify our Benelux activities and ensure we continue to provide efficient and effective services in this important region as demand grows."

"Cloudland has strong industry knowledge and deep understanding of the market and we can foresee a significant opportunity growing for the Channel in the region," said Colin Wright, Altaro VP, EMEA. "We see great potential in continuing our growth with an educated and committed Cloudland channel."

About CloudLand

CloudLand is a software distributor with a focus on infrastructure, including management, security and backup. It offers a platform for resellers and managed services providers in the Benelux that is the starting point for all requests about software solutions, be they local or in the cloud. CloudLand has extensive knowledge of software licensing and IT management and offers user-friendly onsite and cloud solutions. It helps resellers and service providers to increase their profitability by providing added value to small, medium-sized and large enterprises.

For more information, please visit www.cloudland.store

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for businesses of 1,000 employees and under, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information about Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
For more information, please contact Angelica M. Trigona on marketing@altaro.com.

12th July, 2018

Altaro enables MSPs to provide and centrally manage VM backup storage services

MSPs can now check storage usage per customer from a single online console

12th July 2018: Altaro has boosted its offering for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to make it easier for them to provide Backup as a Service (BaaS) and to introduce the ability for them to manage, monitor and bill for customer storage usage.

Centralised management and monitoring of customers' storage use

Altaro VM Backup for MSPs already makes it easy for MSPs to provide centralised setup, monitoring and management of their customers' Hyper-V and VMware VM backups. The latest release enables MSPs to enlarge their backup subscription offering through these new features:

  • MSPs can now easily set up their own servers to provide their customers with backup storage services.
  • They can also manage and monitor their customers’ individual use of backup storage volumes and charge them for their storage consumption per month.

All this can be done through a centralised multi-tenant online dashboard that provides a single-pane-of-glass view of all an MSPs' customer installations.

"This is a great opportunity for MSPs to win more customers and earn more revenue by being able to store their customers' backups to the MSPs' offsite backup servers at a fee," explained David Vella, CEO at Altaro Software.

"Altaro VM Backup for MSPs also saves MSPs precious time and resources in terms of setting up, monitoring and managing all their customers' VM backup needs in one centralised location."

Easy access to customers' monthly storage usage

MSPs can now check storage usage for each of their customers on their servers. This means that MSPs can monitor storage consumption and charge their customers based on the amount of storage they each use for backups per month.

To facilitate this, reports on backup health and storage are available for MSPs offering this service. Altaro also provides CSV reports and an API to enable integration with their billing system.

MSPs can benefit from a fully-functional 30-day trial of Altaro VM Backup for MSPs, at no cost and with no commitment required.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for businesses of 1,000 employees and under, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup for MSPs, please visit https://www.altaro.com/msp/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
For more information, please contact Angelica M. Trigona on marketing@altaro.com.

5th July, 2018

Altaro VM Backup in the financial industry

Beeks Financial Cloud, a leading global hosting company with ~7,000 virtual machines (VMs) under management, makes a saving of more than 80% on its data stored globally, thanks to the exceptional augmented deduplication technology in Altaro VM Backup.

5th July 2018: Most days, core infrastructure items can be depended upon to go according to plan in any business – but it is when things go wrong that you find out who you can truly rely on, and it is essential to have a backup solution you can trust.

This is all the more important for a high-caliber international company like Beeks Financial Cloud, an award-winning UK-based low-latency service provider for institutional capital markets.

With nine data centres globally and low-latency connectivity between sites, Beeks Financial Cloud focuses on reducing barriers to entry and time to market for institutional clients trading forex/futures and equities. It is at the forefront in cryptocurrency hosting via connectivity to Gemini Exchange in New York, a US digital asset exchange for transactions in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) as well as in US dollars (USD).

Established in 2011, the company's head office and Network Operations Centre are in the UK, with a team engaged across the UK, US, Austria, Indonesia and Japan.

Beeks operates to exacting standards as it provides institutions with bare metal cloud infrastructure and connectivity in the data centres that matter for financial markets, with 100% of its revenue and focus around capital markets clients and consumers. It currently has nearly 7,000 VMs across its locations.

A solution for a fast-growing infrastructure

The company had spent considerable time looking for the right VM backup, restore and disaster recovery product to meet its needs. Due to its highly dynamic infrastructure activities and with thousands of virtual machines (VMs) to back up, Beeks wanted a solution that provides enterprise features and fast reliable support for its VMware environment "and this without breaking the bank".

Additionally, the selected solution would need to scale up due to Beeks' continually expanding infrastructure, and it had to provide an API.

And the winner is…

"We used and analyzed several products, and none of them were able to fit our requirements," says Markus Seywald, Head of Virtualization at Beeks. None, that is, until they found Altaro VM Backup.

"Price, management, features and support are key points for us. Most applications cover downtime risks, data loss and optimizations for saving time and money. But for us, Altaro was the clear winner, as they also provide an API and an excellent support team for a low price that is based on servers instead of sockets."

Technical support you can bank on

The Beeks team is satisfied with its choice, especially thanks to the sterling support provided by Altaro.

"Altaro provides very customer-friendly support. When we had issues or individual challenges, the Altaro team was quick to help us and worked on a solution. They avoided lip service and standard phrases, and focused on the issue. This is important for us, as we think the best application is only half as good if the support team behind it is unwilling or unable to help, or to listen to customer needs."

Continued return on investment

Thanks to Altaro VM Backup's augmented deduplication, Beeks enjoys savings of 81.25% on data storage.

About Beeks Financial Cloud

Beeks Financial Cloud is a UK-based low-latency service provider for institutional capital markets. With nine data centres globally and low-latency connectivity between sites, Beeks Financial Cloud focuses on reducing barriers to entry and time to market for institutional clients trading forex/futures and equities.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

4th July, 2018

Altaro wins best-performing VMware solution provider award

4th July 2018: Altaro, developer of virtual backup solutions, has made it to this year's Insights Success top 10 list of best performing VMware solution providers, earning the prime spot with a cover story in the publication's June issue.

Issued in the first week of July, the Insight Success VMware issue described Altaro as "one of the world's fastest-growing providers of backup solutions for small and medium-sized businesses which employ a workforce of up to 1,000 people".

Insights Success named the company as one of the 10 Best Performing VMware Solution Providers 2018 awardees commended Altaro's virtual machine (VM) backup solution: "Every organization wants a simple but reliable backup solution that allows them to reap the benefits of employing digital solutions without compromising their data and mobility. They need look no further than Altaro Software."

"We're delighted to have been recognised as the VMware backup solution of choice by Insights Success," said David Vella, Altaro co-founder and CEO.

"Our aim is to provide enterprise-class backup technology for virtualised environments. As part of this, we are committed to ensuring that our partners and customers using VMware have a streamlined, practical and versatile VM backup solution. Accolades like this show we are achieving our goals."

Insights Success focuses on emerging and leading fast-growing companies, their innovative style of doing business and their way of delivering solutions. It sheds light on leaders' viewpoints and ideas and latest product offerings. Insights Success magazine targets C-level professionals, VPs, consultants, VCs, and managers in various industries.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

2nd July, 2018

Why German MSP PS-TEC ditched Acronis and Veeam for Altaro VM Backup

Learns about Altaro from prominent Microsoft Valued Professional

2nd July 2018: Altaro VM Backup outshone its competition to become the solution of choice for German IT services firm, PS-TEC GmbH, after the company was let down by virtual backup solutions from both Acronis and Veeam. The company learned about Altaro from Carsten Rachfahl, Microsoft Reginal Director for Germany, winner of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Hyper-V between 2011 and 2017, and co-founder of the German Hyper-V Community.

"Over the years, Acronis has moved further and further away from a partnership relationship and, at the same time, the product and support has deteriorated," said PS-TEC CEO, Patrick Stark.

"When we had to implement a larger Hyper-V installation, we used Veeam, but the product is quite expensive and time-consuming to keep up-to-date," Mr Stark explains, adding that "through my contact with Carsten Rachfahl, MVP Hyper-V, I heard about Altaro and introduced it to new customer systems".

"We migrated one of our clients from Veeam to Altaro because the renewal for three years was a good bargain compared to the new Altaro license," he said.

"The archive backup used to have a window of around 4 to 5 hours for their reverse incremental to a NAS. With Altaro, we are down to around just 1 hour. The disk space needs are a fraction of the previous monthly full backups thanks to Altaro’s augmented inline deduplication."

100% customer retention rate

PS-TEC prides itself in a genuine, personal approach, which has resulted a 100% customer retention rate since the company was founded in 2003.

"It's all about what our customers want," Mr Stark says, talking about the company's portfolio of services and choice of delivery models. "If our customers are happy, then we are happy too." This is what led PS-TECh to choose to partner with Altaro.

Ease of use for smoother work days

"The product itself is easy to install and manage, especially through its Cloud Management Console, the CMC, where we have a single view of all our clients' installations," Mr Stark explains. "This makes the total cost for our clients go down and our daily lives easier."

Mr Stark and his team are impressed by the product's feature set and price point: "We use the unlimited version for most clients. Product pricing and renewal pricing is fair in our opinion."

No need for long onsite restore operations

Describing an incident where Altaro VM Backup truly saved the day, Mr Stark referred to a time when they needed to delete one of their customer's Exchange mailboxes as part of a migration to another mail product.

"While doing this, our team member didn't read the warning message that asked if he really wanted to remove the users," Mr Stark recalls, highlighting that their goals had been to only delete the mailboxes but now the users had also been deleted.

"After noticing the error, we were really quick to restore all affected user accounts from the backup of the night before. In the old days, this would have meant a long onsite restore operation with significant losses for our customer."

Altaro's "absolutely stunning support"

Mr Stark says a compelling point that differentiates Altaro from its competitors is the level of support provided:

"You have absolutely stunning support with a great product. Even though we experienced a few technical issues with file level corruption in the past, your help has always been great," says Mr Stark.

"Also, for small stuff, the built-in chat or also phone support is always friendly and they know the product very well. We cannot stress enough the fact that most other companies have several 'support levels' where the first two usually don't even understand the problem."

Altaro distinguishes itself by providing lightning fast customer support, with an average call response of 22 seconds. Support is provided by product experts from the start, without going through ‘gatekeepers’ or entry-level responders first. This elevates the quality of response and reduces the time it takes to resolve the product.

Mr Stark is happy to recommend Altaro as an all-round offering due to its "quality, performance, features, excellent support coupled with price".

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

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28th June, 2018

Altaro Announced Company of the Year at 2018 UK Storage Awards

Storage Magazine Selects Altaro as Editor’s Choice

28th June 2018: Altaro, Malta-based pioneers of Virtual Backup for businesses of up to 1,000 employees, scooped a major award at the 2018 Storage Awards held in Central London, England this month, winning the Editor’s Choice – Company of the Year.

Altaro pipped several multi-national competitors to the post, winning the award over overseas companies many times its size.

The Storage Awards recognize the latest and greatest in innovation, excellence and user experience from the global storage industry and took place over 5 months of nomination and finalist voting. More than 47,000 online votes cast across various categories.

Altaro was one of the contenders through its easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses (SMBs), Altaro VM Backup.

Altaro Co-founder and CEO, David Vella said: "It's great to be formally recognized by The Storage Awards and the editorial team at Storage Magazine as Company of the Year. Through our offering, high performance virtual backup is now accessible for all - without functionality and price restrictions. We are turning the virtual backup market on its head and the Award endorses that. It is a proud moment for all the Altaro team to have our work and efforts validated in this way."

Giving insight into his selection of Altaro as Company of the Year, Dave Tyler, Editor, Storage Magazine commented: "In Altaro, I see a relatively young company displaying a confidence that belies the size of their business: and with a 99% customer satisfaction rating, it's clear that I'm not the only one who thinks they're doing something right. As SMEs in particular demand ever more feature-rich VM backup solutions, Altaro is very well positioned to exploit their expertise in areas such as deduplication, where they lead the field."

More than 300 participants attended the awards ceremony at the Tower Hotel on 14 June 2018.

With offices in Malta, the UK, the US, Macedonia and German, Altaro counts more than 40,000 business located in some 121 countries as is customers, and operates through a worldwide network of more than 7,000 reselling partners who recommend Altaro to their customers. Its larger customers include Microsoft, Xerox, Discover Channel, Amazon, Thomson Reuters and Peugeot among others.

Altaro has recently been named EY World Entrepreneur of The Year: Rising Star 2017 and last year won awards such as CIO Applications Top 25 Microsoft Solution Providers 2017 and CRN 2017 Tech Innovator Award among others.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

12th April, 2018

Altaro Achieves Multiple Awards in G2 Crowd's Recent Reports

Receives 'Users Love Us' and 'Leader Spring 2018' awards

12th April 2018: One of the best indications of a company's success is the happiness of its customers. Today, Altaro Software is excited to announce that Altaro VM Backup has been awarded the G2 Crowd 'Users Love Us' and 'Leader Spring 2018' awards.

 

The awards are the result of the product featuring in multiple G2 Crowd reports including the Backup Implementation Index: Mid-Market Report – where users score products on ease of setup, implementation time, user adoption and other factors; the Backup Usability Index, and others.

Altaro achieved these rankings by receiving higher scores from verified users compared to similar products in each category. Products included in the G2 Crowd reports have received a minimum of 10 reviews and 5 responses from real users for each of the questions featured in its reports-related review forms by January 10, 2018.

"Securing a spot on G2 Crowd's reports is a noteworthy accomplishment," said Marty Duffy, vice president of research, G2 Crowd. "Rankings on these reports are a result of high product scores and happy customers; so Altaro should be proud."

"This is a significant recognition because ratings came entirely from our customers," said David Vella, Altaro Co-Founder and CEO. "This recognition by our customers is incredible, and something our team is extremely proud of and thankful for. To the customers that have reviewed us on G2 Crowd, thank you! We appreciate your feedback and will continue striving to exceed your expectations."

About G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd is one of the world's leading business software and services review platform, leveraging its 395,000+ user reviews to help its more than one million buyers each month make smarter purchasing decisions.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

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For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

10th April, 2018

Altaro Software named Best Tech Startup in MCA eBusiness Awards 2017

Altaro recognised for its international go-to-market strategy

10th April 2018: Altaro Software, a Malta-based software development house with a global focus, was named winner of the Best Tech Startup award during the MCA eBusiness Awards 2017 ceremony held on 28th March, 2018.

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) organises these annual awards to acknowledge unique and innovative ideas and initiatives in the use of web-based technologies and eBusiness. The Best Tech Startup award recognises the Malta-based tech start-up with the highest potential for growth and examines the unique selling proposition of the product or service offered, its growth potential, its go-to-market strategy, the team’s capabilities, and the level to which ICT is leveraged.

Altaro develops backup software solutions for virtual machines (VMs) and counts more than 40,000 businesses in 120+ countries as its customers.

"We are delighted to have won the Best Tech Startup award in this year’s MCA eBusiness Awards," said David Vella, Co-Founder and CEO at Altaro. "Awards like this validate our team’s hard work to deliver virtual backup software solutions that genuinely help our customers, providing them with what they need in terms of product and customer service, while avoiding complexity or inflated costs."

Watch the MCA award video here: https://youtu.be/pHr-q1N88NY

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

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For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

7th March, 2018

Altaro VM Backup v7.6 reduces Recovery Point Objective (RPO) to up to 5 minutes

Altaro has launched the latest version of its leading Hyper-V & VMware backup solution, which now provides Continuous Data Protection (CDP) enabling backups every 5 minutes.

7th March 2018: Altaro Software, a global leader in virtual machine data protection, has today launched Altaro VM Backup v7.6, introducing Continuous Data Protection (CDP) – that significantly reduces the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) – and Grandfather-Father-Son Archiving (GFS).

Continuous Data Protection (CDP): Through this new feature, Altaro VM Backup users can back up virtual machines (VMs) as frequently as every 5 minutes ensuring that, should a data loss scenario occur, only a few minutes of data are lost.

Recovery Point Objective (RPO): RPO is the point in time that VMs are restored to by a backup solution in case of a disaster. With CDP in place, users’ RPO is optimized to up to 5 minutes, instead of the hours of data loss faced in cases where users are simply running daily backups. This dramatic reduction in data loss saves companies time and money while minimalizing hassle.

Grandfather-Father-Son Archiving (GFS): Altaro VM Backup v7.6 also introduces GFS for local backups, enabling users to choose to archive the backup versions over and above their continuous and daily backups, instead of deleting them. Through this feature, users can easily set up separate backup cycles to store a new backup version every week, every month and every year.

"Excellent customer service is one of the pillars of our company and the latest version of Altaro VM Backup is a result of us listening and responding to our customers and partners. Version 7.6 is also an important precursor to the exciting new developments planned for this year," said David Vella, Altaro co-founder and CEO.

How to upgrade

CDP is currently available exclusively for customers who have the Unlimited Plus edition of Altaro VM Backup. GFS is available for customers who have the Unlimited and Unlimited Plus editions of Altaro VM Backup.

Upgrading to Altaro VM Backup v7.6 is free for users on version 7+ who have a valid SMA. The latest build can be downloaded from this page. If customers are not on version 7, they should contact their Altaro Partner for information about how to upgrade.

Free trial for new users

New users can benefit from a fully-functional 30-day trial of Altaro VM Backup Unlimited Plus.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

1st February, 2018

Altaro Software selected as finalist in MCA eBusiness Awards 2017

Altaro chosen as a finalist Best Tech Startup by independent evaluation committee

1st February 2018: Altaro Software, a Malta-based software development house with a global focus, has made it through a rigorous selection process to be named a finalist in the MCA eBusiness Awards 2017. The company has ben selected as a Best Tech Startup finalist by a specifically set up independent evaluation committee.

Organised by the Malta Communications Authority (MCA), these annual awards aim to acknowledge unique and innovative ideas and initiatives in the use of web-based technologies and eBusiness.

The Best Tech Startup award recognises the Malta-based tech start-up with the highest potential for growth and examines the unique selling proposition of the product or service offered, its growth potential, its go-to-market strategy, the team’s capabilities, and the level to which ICT is leveraged.

Headquartered in the Malta Life Sciences Park in San Gwann, Altaro develops backup software solutions for virtual machines (VMs) with more than 40,000 businesses in 120+ countries as its customers.

"As a company built on ICT skills and know-how, we are honored to have made it to the MCA eBusiness Awards 2017 list of finalists," said David Vella, Co-Founder and CEO at Altaro. "This is great news for all our team as it recognises our joint efforts to produce, market, sell and support powerful virtual backup software solutions that assist our customers in protecting their businesses and having access to their data even in times when disaster strikes."

He continued: "eBusiness is at the heart of what we do as we use technology not only to build our offerings but also to serve and connect with our global network of partners and customers."

Established in 2011, the MCA awards aid in the promotion of the most innovative eBusiness initiatives to spread awareness about the role of web-based technologies in addressing social and economic concerns. This year’s awards ceremony will take place on 28 March.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

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For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

London, UK, 18th January, 2018

Altaro Software named as one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Altaro named ‘One to Watch’ in a business excellence list published by the annual European Business Awards sponsored by RSM

18th January 2018: Altaro Software, a Malta-based software development house with a global focus, has been named ‘One to Watch’ in a prestigious newly launched list of business excellence in Europe, that forms part of the annual European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

Headquartered in Malta, Altaro develops backup software solutions for virtual machines and counts more than 40,000 businesses in 120+ countries as its customers. Altaro was chosen as one to watch because it demonstrates exceptional achievement in one of the 12 European Business Awards’ categories and reflects the program’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.

"We founded our business in Malta in 2009 and have built on the people and culture here to continuously grow and advance year after year," said David Vella, Co-Founder and CEO at Altaro. "We are therefore delighted to receive this commendation as it validates the efforts we make as a team to provide outstanding service through our top-notch virtual backup software solutions, lightning-fast call response and exceptional educational content.”

He continued: "This also corroborates the trust given to us by our global network of partners and customers as well as by our employees, without whom we would not be able to achieve any of this."

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, Europe’s largest cross-sector business competition, said: "We wanted to recognise more widely the many incredible business success stories from across Europe."

He continued: "The talent, dedication and innovation at the heart of these companies creates jobs and opportunity, and is what drives their country’s prosperity. The 'Ones to Watch' lists will set a benchmark of success for the European business community."

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and long-term sponsors of the Awards, said: "To be listed as a 'Ones to Watch' is a real accolade. At RSM, we work with companies across Europe and beyond, advising them on all areas of their business and we are passionate about encouraging success and prosperity. We wish these dynamic companies every success in the future."

To see what the judges saw, you can download your free trial version from: https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/download.php

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality and specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

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For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

London, UK, 29th November, 2017

Altaro Software wins Backup and Recovery Product of the Year Award at 2017 SVC Awards with Altaro VM Backup solution

Altaro Software, the leading supplier of virtual backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, are thrilled to announce that their VM Backup Solution has been awarded the Backup and Recovery Product of the Year at the SVC Awards, which were held at The Hilton London Paddington on 23 November.

29th November 2017: The SVC Awards, celebrating excellence in Storage, Cloud and Digitalisation reward the products, projects and services as well as honour companies and teams operating in the cloud, storage and digitalisation sectors.

Colin Wright, VP of EMEA Sales at Altaro Software said, "We are excited to accept this prestigious award. The readers selected Altaro VM Backup as the winning solution as they noted and recognised multiple instances of customers being saved by Altaro VM Backup and seamlessly restoring when they needed it most."

With a record number of nominations across all categories, all Finalists did well to make the shortlist.  Voting has taken place amongst the readership of the Digitalisation World stable of publications with the number of votes again breaking previous records.

Jason Holloway, Director of IT Publishing at Angel Business Communications, organisers of DCS Awards said: "This year's Finalists represent the very best in the industry and Altaro were voted as outstanding by our readership to win the Backup and Archiving Product of the Year category."

Altaro CEO and co-founder, David Vella said, "We faced very tough competition from international heavyweights in the industry, but we made it. We made it thanks to the great team at Altaro and I am very grateful for everyone’s hard work and dedication."

Image attached: Colin Wright collects the SVC Award at the ceremony on 23 November 2017.

See what the judges saw: Download your trial version: https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/download.php

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or send an email to info@altaro.com.

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9th November, 2017

Altaro expands presence in Nordic markets by signing partnership with ARJ Distribution

Altaro signed a partnership agreement with ARJ Distribution, a IT company in Stockholm that provides virtualisation and server-based solutions to businesses in the Nordic market.

9th November 2017: Altaro is pleased to announce that it has recently entered into a partnership agreement with ARJ Distribution, a Swedish company that distributes a range of value-added IT solutions to companies in the Nordics, including server-based and virtualisation software.

This partnership adds further momentum to Altaro’s sustained efforts in recent months towards significantly increase its distribution channels across Europe. Through ARJ Distribution, the company has gained an important foothold in the Nordic market, which enables it to distribute its solutions to small- and medium-businesses based in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, as well as neighbouring countries.

Altaro CEO and co-founder, David Vella said, "This new partnership with ARJ Distribution will expand Altaro’s reach throughout the Nordics, and improve the company’s ability to offer a fast and responsive service to organisations in this important region."

About ARJ Distribution

ARJ Distribution AB is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and provides value-added IT solutions to organisations operating in Nordic countries. The company was established in 2006 and works with hundreds of resellers of all sizes and in different business sectors. ARJ Distribution aims to “make IT easy”, which is why it offers best-of-breed solutions such as Altaro Virtual Backup that are both easy to install and configure, allowing IT departments to spend more time developing new products instead of troubleshooting their systems.

For more information, visit www.arjdistribution.se.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

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For more information, please contact marketing@altaro.com.

Casatenovo, 24th October, 2017

Altaro partners with Ready Informatica to offer backup solutions to the Italian Market

Ready Informatica, the leading value-added Italian distributor in virtualization, storage and IT security solutions, has partnered with Altaro to distribute Altaro VM Backup products to the Italian market.

Casatenovo, 24th October 2017: Altaro VM Backup is a fast, convenient and high-performance backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware, designed specifically for small and medium businesses. VM Backup has been developed by eliminating the superfluous features that only a few companies use and adding the best deduplication on the market to provide a sleek, streamlined, easy-to-deploy, feature-rich solution with exceptional technical support included in the price of licensing based on Hosts and not Socket.

"In our portfolio there was a solution specifically dedicated to backing up the Virtual Machine," commented Marco Lorefice, Marketing Director of Ready Computing "Altaro VM Backup has the correct positioning, technical features and the perfect licensing sought by our Italian retailers covering an industry of the market left free from competitors that over time have moved to the Enterprise and the great user. We are confident that this collaboration will bring mutual benefit and increase the overall value in the Virtualization area."

"We are very pleased to have named Ready Informatica as our distributor in Italy," says David Vella, co-founder and CEO of Altaro, "This new partnership extends the distribution channel of Altaro in Europe, adding more impetus to the impressive and sustained growth of our company over time. Through Ready Informatica, Altaro can now offer its advanced and easy-to-use VM Backup software for small and medium-sized businesses operating in the expanding Italian economy."

"The Italian market is very important for Altaro," commented Colin Wright, EMEA Vice President, "The functionality and ease of use of VM Backup are aligned both with the channel and with end customers. We are looking forward to working with Ready Informatica and to grow our market share even with the collaboration of the MSP community."

Ready Informatica will begin recruiting Altaro channel partners for Italy by organizing Webinar and Seminars at Casatenovo (Lecco) and Rome.

To learn more, write to altaro@ready.it or go to www.ready.it/altaro (in Italian) and www.altaro.com (in English).

Who is Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use and convenient backup solutions for small and medium-sized businesses with enterprise-class features and capabilities, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the Altaro VM Backup solution, which has been recognized as the natural choice for recovering Hyper-V and VMware data.
For more information: https://www.altaro.com

Who is Ready Informatica

Since 1984, Ready Informatica has deployed technologies for IT centralization. Today Ready is the High Value Added Distributor with the highest focus in Virtualization, Cloud, Storage, Disaster Recovery and Security technologies. Offering high-tech products like Citrix, Dell-Wyse, RES / Ivanti, IGEL, Lakeside Software (SysTrack), CensorNet, ThinPrint, UniPrint, Atlantis / HiveIO, Quadric Software, Nomadesk, DataCore, Evault / Double-Take Carbonite, Nexsan, SolarWinds MSP, Blancco, LibraESVA, ReeVo Cloud, Flexxible IT and Altaro Time. Ready Informatica offers its retailers a comprehensive business package that includes pre-and post-sales consulting, training, marketing, logistics and technical support. For more information: http://www.ready.it.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

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5th September, 2017

Altaro partners with Renaissance to offer backup solutions to SMBs in Ireland

Altaro signs data security and business continuity consultancy Renaissance, broadening the scope of its European distribution channel and offering its backup solutions to small and mid-market businesses in Ireland through its newest partner.

5th September 2017: Altaro is pleased to announce that it has recently partnered with Renaissance, a leading data security and independent business continuity consultancy provider based in Ireland.

This new partnership extends Altaro’s distribution channel in Europe, adding more momentum to the company’s impressive and sustained growth over time. Through Renaissance, Altaro can now offer its advanced and user-friendly VM backup software to small and medium-sized businesses operating in the booming Irish tech sector.

Renaissance has been providing customers in Ireland with cutting-edge data security and compliance solutions for over 30 years. Based on its wealth of experience in the industry, Renaissance was able to determine that one of the most pressing challenges faced by clients was the need for a comprehensive, user-friendly and affordable backup solution, which provided effective recovery options for small to mid-market businesses.

"Our small and mid-market customers have suffered over recent years due to the lack of a user-friendly and cost-effective solution to their backup requirements. With a busy market, there has been a lack of focus from vendors in delivering solutions for this very important sector. The Altaro suite solves this challenge, and works seamlessly and effectively for VMWare and HyperV users." said Michael Conway, CEO of Renaissance.

David Vella, co-founder and CEO of Altaro, commented, "Altaro has a channel-focused model and is delighted to broaden its EMEA Distribution channel through Renaissance. We are very excited to appoint Renaissance as our distributor in Ireland."

About Renaissance

Renaissance is Ireland's premier IT Security Distributor and leading Independent Business Continuity Consultancy provider. Established in 1987, Renaissance has built its reputation in the Irish market place by offering leading edge market technologies and excellent service to its extensive customer base. Renaissance provides customers with a wealth of unrivalled expertise from pre and post sales, technical training, support services and much more. Renaissance provides industry leading IT Security solutions from a galaxy of first class suppliers.

For more information, visit www.renaissance.ie

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

Raleigh, NC, 29th August, 2017

Altaro Announces 40% Year-over-Year Revenue Growth as User Base Surpasses 40,000 Customers

IT Professionals Adopting Altaro VM Backup Software for Powerful Backup & Recovery of Virtual Infrastructure

Raleigh, NC, 29th August 2017: Altaro, a leader in virtual machine data protection, today announced major growth milestones over the past 12 months as the company’s customer base exceeded 40,000 customers globally. The technology driver behind Altaro’s success is VM Backup software, designed specifically to meet the needs of small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) and Managed Service Providers. Since the product’s introduction in 2009 by Altaro, the software has gained widespread adoption and is now a premier choice for Small and Mid-Market organizations.

According to analysts, the worldwide server virtualization market has matured with many organizations reporting server virtualization rates that exceed 75%1. With upwards of 50 million servers in use worldwide, it is estimated that there are now more than one billion virtual machines deployed globally. The installed base of virtual machines presents an enormous market opportunity for backup and recovery solutions geared for virtual infrastructure. SME backup leader Altaro has enjoyed impressive growth over the past several years, riding on the demand for virtual backup. Today’s announcement highlights the most recent success metrics as the company continues to capture virtual backup marketshare.

Altaro’s expanding distribution channel is the first important success to highlight with 7,000 channel partners now offering Altaro VM Backup as of this announcement. The company’s channel-only business model reinforces its focus on partners, resulting in the rapid adoption of VM Backup across every continent. As a result, the company has achieved a number of recent milestones:

  • More than 10,000 Altaro customers are now connected to the company’s recently introduced Multi-Tenant Cloud Management Console.
  • More than 400,000 Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines are now being protected with Altaro VM Backup.
  • After recently launching the Altaro MSP program; already over 8,000 VMs are backed up every month through the monthly subscription program.
  • The company’s growth rate is now accelerating, with sales expanding 40% over the same time period last year.

"In our review of products that offer data protection for virtual infrastructure, we found many to be overly complex and priced too high for the small and midsize enterprise. Organizations like ours have shifted away from these options which siphon away the limited IT resources available," said Brandon Lehman, Senior Technical Support Analyst, OMNOVA Solutions Inc. "As a growing business that continues to expand with more information every year, we require a fast, reliable, and affordable solution with the ability to protect Hyper-V enabled servers across multiple locations. VM Backup addresses all of our data protection concerns at an extremely attractive price point."

"Altaro has enjoyed stellar success over the past 12 months. We attribute this to the company’s engineering and business development professionals who work synergistically in support of Altaro’s mission," said David Vella, CEO, Altaro. "Together, we are changing the dynamics of data protection in a way that provides real value for SMEs globally."

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.
The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

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Contact marketing@altaro.com.

1 Gartner, Gartner Says Worldwide Server Virtualization Market is Reaching its Peak, May 12, 2016, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3315817

London, UK, 6th July, 2017

Altaro VM Backup v7.5 introduces Backup to Azure

Altaro has launched the latest version of their flagship Hyper-V & VMware backup solution, which for the first time offers users the ability to backup their data to Azure.

London, UK, 6th July 2017: Altaro is pleased to announce the launch of the latest version of its VM Backup solution, which introduces support for Microsoft Azure Storage accounts.

Altaro VM Backup v7.5 with Backup to Azure uses Azure Block Blob storage, which is the most cost-effective Azure storage option, ideal for small- to medium-sized businesses that want a robust yet affordable cloud backup strategy in place. Thanks to Altaro’s best-of-breed compression, encryption and deduplication technology, users can achieve the lowest Azure storage requirements possible and subsequently restore from Azure to multiple Altaro VM Backup installations. Moreover, this new feature does not require a VM running in Azure, thus resulting in even further Azure savings.

Upgrading to Altaro VM Backup v7.5 is free for users on version 7+. The latest build can be downloaded from this page. If customers are not on version 7, they should contact their Altaro Partner for information about how to upgrade.

Backup to Azure is currently available only for customers who have the Unlimited Plus edition of Altaro VM Backup. New users can benefit from a fully-functional 30-day trial of Altaro VM Backup Unlimited Plus edition, including Backup to Azure.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup v7.5 and the newly introduced backup to Azure functionality, visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or send an email to info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Please contact marketing@altaro.com.

Raleigh, NC, 13th June, 2017

Altaro Announces Recurring Revenue Program for MSPs Powered by VM Backup as Partner Ecosystem Reaches 6,000 IT Service Providers Worldwide

New Channel Program Accelerates Time to Revenue for Growing Base of Managed Service Providers Supporting Virtual Infrastructure

Altaro, a leader in virtual machine data protection, today announced the Altaro VM Backup for MSPs recurring revenue channel program and highlighted a new company milestone with the signing of more than 6,000 channel partners worldwide. The company’s new partner program formally introduces subscription pricing and provides MSPs with access to the Cloud Management Console (CMC), a ground breaking online tool for partners to efficiently monitor and manage geographically dispersed VM Backup customer deployments.

In a report on server virtualization1, Gartner found that approximately 80% of x86 server workloads are virtualized, making virtual server backup and data recovery an enormous market opportunity for managed service providers. However, because virtual infrastructure differs substantially from physical IT environments, IT service providers require backup and recovery solutions that are designed to meet the unique challenges presented by virtual machines. VM Backup provides a production-proven answer for MSPs with a high-performance, multi-tenant backup solution that scales on demand and features centralized monitoring and management.

Altaro VM Backup for MSPs is a subscription-based channel program designed for MSPs to support the monitoring and management of all customer Hyper-V and VMware backups from a single cloud console. The recurring revenue program delivers predictable cash flow over time for the MSP partner and reduces upfront costs with a pay per virtual machine (VM) per month model that provides access to all of the latest features that Altaro VM Backup offers. Furthering its level of support for partners, Altaro has developed an expert-led call center that ensures low average call pick-up times and on-demand live chat with experts when service needs arise.

The Altaro program supports managed backup services based on the VM Backup software platform which delivers innovations that include Augmented Inline Deduplication for faster performance and higher density data reduction and compression to reduce storage costs 64% on average. The latest generation software also includes support for Windows Server 2016, integrity testing, and Boot from Backup which enables the administrator to instantly reboot virtual machines from the backup location to minimize downtime in the event of an emergency.

In addition to the VM Backup for MSPs partner program, Altaro achieved a milestone in new partnerships, reaching the 6,000 partner mark. The acceleration of new channel partnerships has been rising steadily over the last several years, reaching 40 new MSP partners per month due to Altaro’s highly competitive feature set and affordable pricing. Breaking down the numbers, 1,500 of the registered Altaro partners operate in the United States and Canada with 4,500 partners located in countries outside North America. Using the Cloud Management Console (CMC), Altaro partners are managing the backup of 9,000 customer installations with 50,000 virtual machines (VMs) backed up monthly.

“With a majority of critical business applications now hosted on virtual infrastructure, MSPs must have the ability to protect critical information in these environments in order to remain relevant,” said Jessie Weems, CEO, Dynamic Networks. “The Altaro channel program provides us with a low risk/high return alternative to managed backup service delivery that is very compelling. VM Backup for MSPs combines the right mix of technology and support to empower partners like us to succeed in this high demand market.”

“Our vision for growth is entirely centered around the strength of our channel,” said Eric Krauss, vice president of sales for Altaro. “VM Backup for MSPs represents a huge investment in our partners and our team, taking the protection of virtual infrastructure to the next level. The program complements our powerful solution with a partner-centric support system that assists MSPs in expediting customer deployments for faster time to revenue. The initial response to the program has been exceptional with over 300 new MSP partners teaming with Altaro in recent months. As a result, this has accounted for a significant number of new end-user installations worldwide.”

For more information on Altaro VM Backup for MSPs channel program, please visit https://www.altaro.com/msp/ or contact info@altaro.com.

VM Backup for MSPs Program Pricing and Availability

Altaro VM Backup is available immediately and priced at $5 per VM, per month with no upfront fees and with an industry low commitment of only 10 VMs per month.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery. For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, August, 2016, https://www.gartner.com/doc/3400418/magic-quadrant-x-server-virtualization

London, UK, 4th May 2017

Altaro launches Cloud Management Console for End-Users

Altaro has launched its ground-breaking new online tool that gives end-users with multiple installations the ability to easily monitor and manage all their virtual machine backups across multiple servers, offices and locations from a single cloud-based console.

Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, today announced the release of the Cloud Management Console (CMC) within its Altaro VM Backup suite.

The CMC includes a host of features that are particularly useful for users managing more than one installation. These features allow users to:

  • Monitor and manage multiple hosts or sites from one console
  • Access portal from anywhere: There is no need for a VPN or to be on-site. Users are able to access the portal by simply using a web browser.
  • View live operation activity and backup results as they occur, and set instant email alerts for successful operations, warnings, failed operations and more.
  • Setup Backup Settings Templates with schedules, retention policies, advanced settings and assign them to a large number of VMs across different customers and hosts in one click
  • And much more…

Through the CMC dashboard, users can quickly push upgrades, backup configurations and license keys to multiple Altaro VM Backup installations, as well as save their backup settings as reusable templates for one-click implementation of schedules, retention policies and other advanced settings to several VMs across different hosts.

“This brand-new tool has been designed to make life easier for users dealing with multiple installations,” said David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “In fact, our CMC comes with a host of powerful features that are particularly useful when managing more than one installation.” Some of these features include: viewing live operation activity and receiving real-time status updates about backups, offsite copies, disconnected installations, failed backups, and more.

For more information on the Altaro VM Backup Cloud Management Console, click here.

Pricing and Availability

Alongside the launch of the CMC for end-users, Altaro will be rolling out a revamped pricing model which consists of three editions with increasing benefits and functionalities. The new ‘Unlimited Plus’ edition gives end-users full access to the powerful suite of tools in the CMC and the freedom to manage multiple installation without limitations.

  • Standard: USD 515
  • Unlimited: USD 585
  • Unlimited Plus: USD 875

By renewing their licenses annually at the standard 25%, customers can ensure they retain access to the cloud management console and continue enjoying full control over their virtual backups from all their devices at any location.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

Avon, Connecticut, US, 11th April 2017

Altaro Announces General Availability of VM Backup V7 - The Fastest, Most Affordable Backup for Hyper-V and VMware Environments

New Solution Delivers Boot from Backup, Augmented Inline Deduplication of Backups Across VMs; Increasing Storage Efficiency and Performance While Lowering Storage Costs up to 96%.

Avon, Connecticut - April 11, 2017 – Altaro®, a leader in virtual machine (VM) data protection, today announced the general availability launch of VM Backup™ version 7, the fastest, most reliable, easiest to manage, and most affordable backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware environments. Designed and priced for small-to-midsized businesses, while still providing enterprise-class features and functionality, VM Backup V7 delivers Augmented Inline Deduplication™ of backups across VMs, boot from backup, and support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016. For customers, this means much lower storage requirements and significantly less data to be transferred, with a resulting dramatic savings in bandwidth – resulting in a savings cost increase of 63% to 96%. Moreover, with more VMs backed-up, customers enjoy a dramatic increase in storage efficiency. Founded in 2009, with over 40,000 customers across 113 countries, Altaro also announced today its official launch into the North American market.

According to IDC, data continues to grow at a 40–50% compounded annual growth rate. IDC states that an organization’s data may migrate from system to system, across storage platforms, and across on-premises and off-premises repositories within a typical business day. Traditional data protection systems are not equipped to protect and recover this moving data, and companies are looking for solutions that can more adequately get the job done.1

Altaro VM Backup is widely deployed among small and midsize businesses and has been lauded by hundreds of independent reviews2 confirming the product’s performance and reliability. The VM Backup platform delivers on the promise of fast and reliable virtual machine data recovery without compromising ease of use or important features such as live VM backup, military grade Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 encryption, and customizable backup retention policies. The company complements its highly rated software with outstanding support, which includes 22 second phone pick-up and instant live chat with product support.

“VM Backup’s Augmented Inline Deduplication has significantly reduced our local and offsite backup times while minimizing bandwidth requirements and costs in the process,” noted Adam DuPont, IT Director for Bend Surgery. “The product has always been an impressive addition to our IT software stack but version 7 provides an exceptional level of performance for Hyper-V backups that is superior to anything we have ever seen in the market.”

Altaro VM Backup ensures the recovery of data in virtual infrastructure quickly and easily. New features in version 7 include:

  • Augmented Inline Deduplication: Delivers faster backup and data recovery for local and remote locations by transferring new data exclusively to the backup storage vault.
  • Support for Windows Server 2016: Allows businesses to take advantage of hybrid computing environments while protecting all data at every location.
  • Boot from Backup: Enables the IT administrator to instantly reboot virtual machines from the backup location so that VM servers are up and running with minimal downtime in the event of a disaster.
  • Integrity Testing: With Altaro, confidence is returned to the backup process with integrity testing of backups across the network for peace of mind. The process ensures the recovery of all data under protection when required.

“Backup and recovery of data in virtual environments has been a challenge for small and medium businesses (SMBs) because of unnecessary host-based resource usage and other factors which cause serious performance bottlenecks,” said David Vella, CEO of Altaro. VM Backup version 7 is designed exclusively for these environments and provides simple control over all Hyper-V and VMware guest VMs across the network using a single management console. Advanced storage optimization reduces bandwidth and backup space requirements to mitigate hardware and management costs.”

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and Availability

Altaro VM Backup V7 is uniquely priced per host versus per socket or per CPU, which means massive savings for customers. It is available immediately, in the following editions*:

  • Unlimited Edition: All functionality, including Altaro's Augmented Inline deduplication, boot from backup, and cluster support for an unlimited number of VMs.
  • Standard Edition: Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs.
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware.

*Customers who have a valid SMA are eligible for a FREE upgrade.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery. For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

1 IDC Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software Forecast, 2015–2019, September 2015, IDC #258493.
2Spiceworks, Altaro VM Backup Five Star Review Rating, https://community.spiceworks.com/products/44131-altaro-vm-backup.

Atlanta, US, 27th September 2016

Altaro VM Backup for MSPs Released

Monitor and manage all your customer backups from a single multi-tenant cloud console, with new subscription billing!

Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, today announced the release of its new online portal, built specifically for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

With Altaro VM Backup for MSPs, partners can monitor and manage customers’ backups from a single online console, which can be accessed from anywhere. It also allows partners to use a subscription-based licensing model, which will bill per VM per month, minimum of 10 VMs/month.

“We recognize that an MSP can be expected to provide a huge range of services, and therefore we want to make it as simple and affordable as possible for MSPs to deliver a reliable backup solution for virtual machines (VMs),” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “I’m extremely excited about this launch as it’s a major step for Altaro and is preparing us for more major developments coming along this year.”

Built specifically for small and mid-market businesses with up to 50 host servers, Altaro VM Backup is a reliable, intuitive and feature-rich backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware solutions that is used by over 40,000 customers to back up and restore their virtual machines.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup for MSPs, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/msp or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for Altaro VM Backup for MSPs is very straightforward:

  • For up to 250 VMs: £4.00 / €4.50 / $5.00 per VM, per month through subscription licensing with monthly billing
  • Low commitment of just 10 VMs/month minimum and lower monthly rates for higher tiers of VMs covered (250+ VMs).

For more information contact sales@altaro.com.

Atlanta, US, 27th September 2016

Altaro appoints Eric Krauss as Vice President of Sales – Americas

Leader in Virtualization backup software for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware seeks continued growth in the Americas.

Altaro, a pioneer in virtualization backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, has named Eric Krauss as Vice President of Sales for the Americas. Eric will be responsible for executing Altaro’s sales strategy, focusing on accelerating its continued growth in the Americas and developing strategic channel partnerships.

“With a significant portion of our 40,000 customers from the Americas, we felt that the time was right to invest in our US operations by appointing a seasoned sales professional with a proven track record of commercial success.” commented Co-founder and VP of WW Sales & Marketing Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita.

Eric joins Altaro Software from Imation Corp, where in 2012 he was appointed Director of Channel Sales and Business Development for the Mobile Security Group, with responsibility for defining their go-to-market channel strategy for the Americas, as well as setting up strategic partnerships with Microsoft Corp. and IBM Global Services. Prior to Imation, he joined BlockMaster Security in 2009 as Vice President of Sales and Business Development to run the Americas and APAC regions, executing multiple strategic partnerships resulting in a subsequent technology acquisition.

In addition, Eric has held Sr. Sales Management, Channel and Business Development positions at several successful start-up and public companies including SanDisk, SecureWave, WatchGuard Technologies and Standard Microsystems Corp. Eric brings more than 25 years of channel and business development experience providing programs, strategy, enablement and operations to technology companies.

“The Americas is an important and growing market, and I’m thrilled to be joining Altaro at such an opportune time for the company. I look forward to developing new relationships with partners across the region, as we expand and invest in this market.” said Krauss.

“Altaro’s ability to bring state-of-the-art back-up technology for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtualized environments that are both affordable and easy to use sets them apart. If you are a department or organization with 1,000 users or less and struggling with your back-up strategy, then you definitely need to talk to Altaro,” he added.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of Altaro VM Backup, an easy to use backup and recovery solution built specifically for small and mid-market businesses with up to 50 servers and is trusted by over 40,000 customers worldwide. Altaro has grown rapidly over the years with their flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware VM backups.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

London, UK, 20th July 2016

Altaro VM Backup now up to 33 times faster

New Change Block Tracking (CBT) completes backups up to 33 times faster.

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of virtual backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, today announced the release of Altaro VM Backup v6.5.

With Altaro VM Backup v6.5, incremental backups can be completed up to 33 times quicker thanks to Change Block Tracking (CBT) for Hyper-V Virtual Machines, which reduces backup duration significantly by eliminating the need to scan for changes before each backup, a step that normally takes up most of the incremental backup duration.

“Since day one, our aim has been to improve our product based off our customers’ feedback. CBT was the number one requested feature for the past 6 months, so it was something we simply had to focus on” said David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “This will speed up back up times by up to 33 times, making this an important step for the company.”

“Our aim from day one has been to listen to customer feedback and with v6.5 we’re introducing the most popularly requested feature we received over the past 6 months: CBT” said David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “By drastically increasing the speed of Hyper-V VM backups Altaro VM Backup provides our users with even more value, while still being one of the most affordable backup solutions for Hyper-V and VMware out there.”

Built specifically for small and mid-market businesses with up to 50 host servers, Altaro VM Backup is a reliable, intuitive and feature-rich backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware solution that is used by over 40,000 customers to back up and restore their virtual machines.

Pricing and availability

Altaro VM Backup 6.5 with CBT is available in three editions:

  • Unlimited Edition: All functionality for an unlimited number of VMs and supports clusters
  • Standard Edition: Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware.

Customers who have a valid SMA are eligible for a FREE upgrade.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Altaro has grown rapidly over the years with their flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware VM backups.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

London, UK, 6th July 2016

Altaro signs 5,000th partner

Altaro Software reaches new milestone after signing up 5,000th partner, solidifying further its global presence.

London, UK, 6th July 2016: Altaro Software has signed up its 5,000th partner, reaching another important milestone in the company’s rapid growth since it was established seven years ago. Altaro is the developer of Altaro VM Backup, a backup solution that caters for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, and which is marketed and sold across the world through the company’s partners and resellers.

Altaro’s partners are based all across the globe, with 1000 in the US, 800 in Germany, 500 in the UK, 400 in the Netherlands and the rest spread around the world. The partner program has achieved its success owing to the quality of the Altaro product (best feature-to-price product on the market, backed by consistent 5 Star reviews), free partner training, free certification and high margin.

Altaro Software was founded in 2009 to help small and mid-market businesses save money on expensive and complex backup and recovery software by offering an easy-to-use, fully featured, and affordable solution for backing up virtual machines. Altaro VM Backup is built specifically for businesses with up to 50 servers and is used by over 40,000 businesses worldwide. By signing up its 5,000th partner, Altaro continues to solidify its position as a company with a global presence.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Altaro has grown rapidly over the years with their flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware VM backups.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

London, UK, 16th May 2016

Altaro appoints Colin Wright as Vice President of EMEA Sales

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Leader in Virtualization backup software for Microsoft and VMware further expands its European operations.

Altaro, a pioneer in virtualization backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, today announced its plans to further expand its business across Europe. The European commercial team will be headed up by Colin Wright, who has been appointed as the company’s Vice President of EMEA Sales. Colin will be responsible for executing Altaro’s go-to-market strategy in EMEA, growing the company’s reseller partners across the region and increasing sales of Altaro utilizing a strong Channel driven model.

“With a significant portion of our 40,000 customers from the UK, Germany, Austria and other European countries, we felt that the time was right to invest in our European operations by appointing a seasoned sales professional with a proven track record of commercial success within Europe.” commented Co-founder and VP of WW Sales & Marketing Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita.

Colin has more than 20 years’ experience working in the technology sector, with a strong track record for growing a number of virtualization and cloud companies. He has created successful EMEA sales operations for a number of software companies, including Veeam, Vizioncore, Scriptlogic and Embotics. Prior to that, Colin held a number of sales management roles at Citrix. More recently, Colin was Business Unit Director (Virtualisation, VDI, Cloud) at MTI Europe, Head of Desktop Virtualisation Sales at 2e2 and Senior Channel Director at Atlantis Computing Inc.

“I’m very excited to be heading up Altaro’s Sales business in EMEA. There has been unparalleled growth in the virtualization market in recent years, but complexity has crept in which is where Altaro’s ability to provide easy to use solutions with a Channel centric approach will pay dividends. This will be especially important for those organizations looking towards securing their virtual estates with cost effective technology which is agnostic of the underlying hypervisor,” said Colin Wright. “Altaro’s back up offering is the only product on the market that provides all the features an organization needs with the reduction of inherent complexity providing an instant return on investment for SMBs. Altaro’s offering provides choice to the customer, affordability at an unparalleled level with a time to value that betters all solutions currently on the market.”

“I strongly believe that resellers and distributors cannot afford to miss out on Altaro’s technology. All companies have a choice of what to use, with Altaro’s technology that brings a choice to customers and a comprehensive easy to use affordable offering to end user organizations. Our model will be Channel driven in a way not seen before; respecting the choice companies have and delivering the model that presents them with an environment of unique time to value, vendor commitment and joint engagements designed to reward partners and customers alike” added Colin Wright.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of Altaro VM Backup, an easy to use backup and recovery solution built specifically for businesses with up to 50 servers and trusted by over 40,000 customers Worldwide.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

London, UK

Altaro VM Backup v6 Released

Altaro software release multi-hypervisor support in Altaro VM Backup, now capable of backing up VMware VMs alongside those running on Hyper-V.

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for virtual environments, today announced the release of Altaro VM Backup. Formerly known as Altaro Hyper-V Backup, the product enables administrators to back up VMs on both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware hypervisors, all from within the same application.

Along with several improvements made in terms of performance, the product offers full feature parity on both hypervisors: All functionality within the product is available for backups and restores on both Hyper-V and VMware. Despite all the additions in Altaro VM Backup, pricing remains unchanged, offering unbeatable value.

"The addition of VMware support in Altaro VM Backup offers us the opportunity to introduce VMware systems administrators to the affordable, easy to use backup software our Hyper-V customers got to know and love." commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. "This is an exciting milestone in Altaro’s development and I’m confident this new release will be well received by Hyper-V and VMware users alike.”

Besides the addition of VMware support, Altaro VM Backup has also seen the addition of a Central Management Console. Having the ability to manage backup and restore jobs across all Hyper-V and/or VMware hosts present in an environment means the product is a more scalable solution that also performs well in larger environments.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and availability
Altaro VM Backup is available in three editions:

  • Standard Edition ($395 / €325 / £255): Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs
  • Unlimited Edition ($585 / €495 / £390): All functionality for an unlimited number of VMs and supports clusters
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Our aim is to delight our customers with full-featured, affordable backup software backed by an outstanding, personal Support team who are determined to help you succeed in protecting your environment.

London, UK

Altaro announces Microsoft to use Altaro Hyper-V Backup

Altaro today announced that Microsoft Corporation in Redmond are now among Altaro’s customer base, using Altaro Hyper-V Backup to protect virtual machines (VMs) in their lab environments.

Altaro Hyper-V Backup is used by Microsoft to protect a variety of VMs with different roles, for development and testing as well as SharePoint servers.

After evaluating other Hyper-V backup solutions, Microsoft chose to purchase Altaro Hyper-V Backup due to its simple licensing model, affordable pricing and feature set. The solution also offers easy to use and effective UI, strong scheduling and recovery flexibility.

“We’re delighted and proud to have learned that Microsoft, the creators of Hyper-V, chose Altaro Hyper-V Backup as one of their solutions to protect their VMs” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “With Microsoft on board as a customer, we’ve received yet another vote of confidence for our flagship product, proving its worth in demanding environments.”

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for Microsoft Hyper-V. Altaro aim to delight customers with full-featured, affordable backup software backed by an outstanding, personal Support team who are determined to help administrators succeed in protecting their environment.

London, UK

Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5 Released

Easier to use and scale for larger environments with new intuitive user interface

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced the release of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5.

With Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5, managing backup and restoring VMs has never been easier. The product’s new user interface offers the user a more logical and intuitive approach to various configurations and tasks an administrator can execute while enabling them to control all their VMs across Hyper-V hosts from one central console.

“Apart from major performance improvements, the power of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5 is its UI overhaul, which is built for scalability, making remote management across all Hyper-V hosts easier to manage in larger environments.” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “This is an important step in the product’s evolution and preparing us for more major developments coming along this year.”

Various performance improvements were made, offering far more flexibility in using Altaro Hyper-V Backup on a daily basis. Administrators can now run concurrent backup/restore/offsite copy jobs across hosts, queue backup jobs and back up virtual machines to multiple primary backup and offsite locations, amongst other additions.

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and availability

Altaro Hyper-V Backup is available in three editions:

  • Standard Edition: Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs
  • Unlimited Edition: All functionality for an unlimited number of VMs and supports clusters
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. Their flagship product Altaro Hyper-V Backup is rapidly gaining traction as the natural choice for administrators to protect their Hyper-V environments against data loss. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and outstanding support they provide as part of the package, without additional cost.

Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 Now Available in German

Altaro Software are pleased to announce that Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 is now also available in German, which is another important milestone in our growth.

Running Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 in German is easy. Simply download the normal installer and select German as the language during installation.

Any customers or freeware users who are already running Altaro Hyper-V Backup and would like to start using the German version can simply choose to update the software as usual and choose German during the installation process.

Those customers who are already running the latest build (4.1.40) will need to uninstall first (although settings will be saved and do not need to be reconfigured).

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions targeted towards small- to medium-sized organizations worldwide. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and support, and it shows; Founded in 2009, Altaro already serve over 15,000 satisfied customers worldwide.

London, UK:

Altaro Earns Multiple Microsoft Certifications

Microsoft Gold Application Development competency achieved; Altaro Hyper-V Backup now Microsoft certified for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and file servers has earned the Microsoft Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a “best in class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft customers’ needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top one per cent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

Altaro also confirmed its flagship product, Altaro Hyper-V Backup, is now Microsoft certified for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. These certifications identify software solutions that meet Microsoft standards for compatibility and recommended practices with the respective Windows Server operating systems. Certified applications have been tested by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) using technical specifications and tools required by Microsoft.

“Achieving Microsoft’s Gold Application Development competency is a clear vote of confidence from Microsoft and more importantly our own customers, demonstrating that our products provide them with tangible results within their environments” comments David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “Having been one of the first Hyper-V backup solution providers to offer support for Windows Server 2012 R2, I’m delighted for Altaro Hyper-V Backup to earn these certifications. It’s another strong signal that we’re providing solutions our customers believe in and trust.”

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup, please visit https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions targeted towards small- to medium-sized organizations worldwide. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and support, and it shows; Founded in 2009, Altaro already serve over 15,000 satisfied customers worldwide.

London, UK

Altaro adds Windows Server 2012 R2 support to Altaro Hyper-V Backup

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and file servers, today announced that support for Hyper-V 2012 R2 has been added to their flagship product Altaro Hyper-V Backup.

Demonstrating their dedication to Hyper-V, Altaro once again offers early support for the latest release of Windows Server which has just been released by Microsoft.

“We’ve received great feedback last year when we were the first Hyper-V backup solution provider to support Windows Server 2012” says David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “I’m happy to say we’re once again in a position to serve early adopters, supporting Windows Server 2012 R2 immediately after its official release date.”

The latest build of Altaro Hyper-V Backup, with 2012 R2 support, is now available for download from our website and continues to be free for 2 VMs.

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 and its competitive pricing, please visit https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions targeted towards small- to medium-sized organizations worldwide. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and support, and it shows; Founded in 2009, Altaro already serves over 10,000 satisfied customers worldwide.

Partner Webinars and Launch Events Around v4

Several webinars and a Launch Event Scheduled for Partners in EMEA

Having launched Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 last Thursday, 27th June, several webinars will be held for Altaro Partners to present the new features to them in more detail. Here's a quick overview of what's planned so far:

July 18, 2013 – Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 launch event in The Netherlands. More information and registration here: http://www.hypervbackup.nl/aanmelden-launch-event/view/form

July, 2013 – A second webinar for Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 in German will be held. For more information, please e-mail info@novastar.de

Located in South Africa? Contact Managed IT (http://www.hyperv-backup.co.za/) for info on Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 availability in your region.

London, UK:

Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 Released Following 300% Growth in Revenue

First Hyper-V backup solution to offer WAN Acceleration on offsite backups

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and file servers, today announced the release of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4. Having recorded revenue growth of 300% for the product in Q1 2013 compared to the same quarter of last year, the company is set for another boost in revenues with the addition of major new features to their flagship product.

The new release introduces WAN Acceleration, which drastically increases file transfer speeds to offsite storage, while introducing item level restore for Microsoft Exchange Server, enabling administrators to restore individual emails straight from their Exchange VM backups.

Local backup/restore performance has also seen significant improvements, while the ability to manage Hyper-V VM backups/restores remotely across Hyper-V Hosts and clusters make the product easier to scale with larger environments.

“Based on customer feedback, we’ve taken a big step by developing the product into a more mature backup solution for Hyper-V VMs. Keeping our renowned user experience intact, we’ve added multiple new capabilities to the product based on customer feedback. The response we received to the new version so far has exceeded our expectations” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro.

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4, please visit https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and availability
Altaro Hyper-V is available in three editions:

  • Standard Edition ($395 / €325 / £255): Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs
  • Unlimited Edition ($585 / €495 / £390): All functionality for an unlimited number of VMs and supports clusters
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions targeted towards small- to medium-sized organizations worldwide. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and support, and it shows; Founded in 2009, Altaro already serves over 10,000 satisfied customers worldwide.

London, UK

Altaro Welcome 10,000th Customer

Extend offices to cater for growth

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and file servers, today welcomed their 10,000th customer less than four years in operation.

Having been founded in 2009, Altaro have signed up over 750 distributors and resellers around the world who resell their solutions in over 83 countries. Their flagship product, Altaro Hyper-V Backup, has been successfully gaining ground since its launch in August 2011 and is now one of the leading solutions in its market, with over 40% of the business coming from the USA followed by UK, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands.

"We're excited to reach this great milestone after only a few years" commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. "Thanks to the great team we have in place we’re delivering products which customers seem to love. We look forward to continue building the team by attracting the best talent available."

About Altaro Software
Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Based in Malta, Europe. Altaro’s products including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Altaro Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers. For further information please visit www.altaro.com.

Some of Altaro's 10,000+ Customers Include:
Harvard University, New Zealand Defence Force, Xerox, Max-Planck Institute, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Princeton University, US Geological Survey, SRI International, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, University of Delaware, University of Miami and many more.

Media relations: marketing@altaro.com.

London, UK

Altaro gives away 50 free PC backup licenses to all Microsoft Hyper-V administrators

Hyper-V administrators to receive $2000 worth of software up until December 24th, 2012

Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced that it is giving every Microsoft Hyper-V administrator 50 free licenses of Oops!Backup, their desktop backup solution.

"Following the success of our Hyper-V Backup solution this year, we wanted to give something back to the Hyper-V community during the holiday season" commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “Hyper-V admins can give out these licenses to their colleagues, friends and family, for use at work or at home.”

Oops!Backup is a popular desktop backup solution that allows users to preview & restore versions of their files from different points in time.

Any network administrator who uses Microsoft Hyper-V is eligible for the free license keys, they simply need to visit the Altaro website, send in a screenshot of their Hyper-V Manager and expect an email with their respective keys.

To claim the 50 free licenses users can participate here: https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/50-free-pc-backup-licenses-for-all-hyper-v-admins/.

More information about Oops!Backup is available at: https://www.altaro.com/home-pc-backup/
For more info about Altaro Hyper-V Backup check out: https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/
Altaro's Hyper-V portal is available at: https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/

Note: Giveaway expires on Monday December 24th. Licenses are Not-For-Resale (NFR) keys.

About Altaro Software
Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Based in Malta, Europe. Altaro’s products including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Altaro Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers. For further information please visit www.altaro.com.

Some of Altaro's 9,000+ Customers Include:
Harvard University, New Zealand Defence Force, Xerox, Max-Planck Institute, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Princeton University, US Geological Survey, SRI International, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, University of Delaware, University of Miami and many more.

Media contact: marketing@altaro.com

London, UK

Altaro first to support Windows Server 2012 with release of Hyper-V Backup v3.5

Altaro beats Veeam and Microsoft DPM in providing support for Windows Server 2012

Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced the release of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v3.5, becoming the first Hyper-V Backup solution provider to fully support Windows Server 2012, including support for CSV, Volume Shadow Copies of SMB 3.0 and more.

“Windows Server 2012 and the new release of Hyper-V have already been well received by the market and we believe this will lead to a rapid increase in Microsoft’s share of the Virtualization space.” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “We’re proud to be the first in the Hyper-V backup space to support Windows Server 2012.”

"The new version of Altaro Hyper-V Backup is just a breeze to install and operate, the ease and speed of backup and recovery in a Windows Server 2012 cluster is just amazing” commented Hans Vredevoort from Hyper-V.nu. “This is a superbly working backup product!"

The new release also includes support for backing up and restoring of VMs located on network paths, a new Metro-inspired interface and various tweaks and updates to improve performance.

For more information, including download links check out our Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Backup page or contact info@altaro.com

Pricing and availability

Altaro Hyper-V is available in three editions:

  • standard edition ($345/ €245/ £220*): protects up to five VMs
  • unlimited edition ($445/ €345/ £309*): protects an unlimited number of VMs and supports CSV clusters
  • freeware edition: protects up to two VMs.

*pricing is per host.

Full information Hyper-V Backup for Windows 2012
New Features in Altaro Hyper-V Backup V3.5
Free version of Altaro Hyper-V Backup for Windows Server 2012
30 day trial of Altaro Hyper-V Backup for Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Backup Screenshot Hyper-V Backup Restore

Press Contacts

Contact marketing@altaro.com

About Altaro Software

Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Altaro’s products; including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers. For further information visit www.altaro.com

London, UK

Altaro triples revenue in three months, releases V3 of Hyper-V backup

New centralized CSV cluster backup management, a 300% increase in backup performance and backup drive rotation leads the way in affordable Hyper-V backup

Following the successful launch of its Hyper-V backup solution, Altaro a Microsoft BizSpark Partner, today announced the availability of version 3 of Altaro Hyper-V Backup. Version 3 adds centralized CSV cluster management and backup, a 300% increase in backup performance, drive rotation and more.

Built upon Altaro's philosophy of combining performance with unparalleled usability, Hyper-V Backup was developed from the ground up with two main objectives in mind:

  • To allow SMBs to suitably protect their VMs without investing in costly solutions and/or expensive specialized IT staff,
  • To enable them to minimize VM backup time.

The software is fully Hyper-V aware, taking just five minutes to install, configure and does not require knowledge of the inner workings of Hyper-V. This is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses that often do not have large IT support staff.

In addition, by taking advantage of Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) technology, Altaro’s latest offering allows live Linux backups and intelligent backup scheduling when backing up VMs on a CSV with the new Schedule Groups functionality.

"Having exhaustively evaluated Hyper-V backup products the Altaro solution stood head and shoulders above from both a performance and ease of use perspective" commented Julian Shaw, Technical Director at Computerworld Business Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Virtualization Partner. "We have now deployed this solution to a number of our clients from a large school with a cluster to a single server with 2 guest machines and the customer feedback has consistently been excellent."

"We’re extremely happy with the success we’ve seen with our Hyper-V backup solution, it’s been our most successful launch to date and has tripled company revenue literally overnight," said David Vella, CEO at Altaro. "We continue our commitment to providing easy to use Hyper-V backup solutions with our latest offering which packs the features of competing products which cost over double the price".

Pricing and availability

Altaro Hyper-V is available in three editions:

  • standard edition ($345/ €245/ £220*): protects up to five VMs
  • unlimited edition ($445/ €345/ £309*): protects an unlimited number of VMs and supports CSV clusters
  • freeware edition: protects up to two VMs.

*pricing is per host.

Full information at https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/
New Features in Altaro Hyper-V Backup V3 at https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/new-in-v3.php
Free version at https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/download-free.php
30 day trial at https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/download.php

About Altaro Software

Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Altaro employs an enthusiastic team who understands that one way to innovate continuous data protection (CDP) technology is by taking a step back from the implementation details to understand the customer’s objectives, requirements and resources.

Altaro’s products including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers.

For further information please visit www.altaro.com

London, UK

Altaro Software and Ipswitch Announce Strategic Partnership

Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of Windows server and desktop backup solutions, today announced its partnership with Ipswitch Messaging Division, a leading developer of messaging solutions.

This partnership allows Ipswitch to begin selling Altaro Backup FS (server backup solution) and Oops!Backup (desktop backup solution) to small and mid-sized business around the globe. These cost-efficient backup solutions leverage ReverseDelta™ technology which only saves the changes between each version of the altered files, rather than backing up the whole file every time it changes. This innovative technology from Altaro ultimately decreases the amount of required space on your backup drive.

"Having continuous data protection is no longer one of those nice-to-have amenities," said Tripp Allen, president of Ipswitch Messaging Division. "This strategic partnership with Altaro allows Ipswitch to deliver this crucial technology to budget-conscious customers around the world. Ipswitch has earned the trust and respect of global businesses by providing reliable and easy to use products. These new backup solutions provide a low-cost, high-value complement to our existing products.".

"Altaro Software and Ipswitch Messaging are a natural fit as both companies focus on delivering full-featured SMB software solutions at an affordable price," said David Vella, CEO of Altaro Software. "Through this partnership Ipswitch customers now have access to essential backup software which complements their Ipswitch solution.".

About Altaro Software

Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Based in Malta, Europe, Altaro employs an enthusiastic team who understands that one way to innovate continuous data protection (CDP) technology is by taking a step back from the implementation details to understand the customer’s objectives, requirements and resources. Altaro’s products including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers. For further information please visit www.altaro.com

About Ipswitch Messaging Division

Ipswitch Messaging Division delivers crucial communication and collaboration tools without the high acquisition and ongoing administrative costs of systems designed for large enterprises. Millions of people worldwide use Ipswitch Messaging software to communicate via the award-winning Ipswitch IMail Server and Ipswitch Instant Messaging. Ipswitch IMail Server is designed for companies that want a turnkey collaboration system that includes e-mail, features that plug into Microsoft® Outlook®, plus integrated anti-spam and antivirus support and an appealing, secure instant-messaging capability all in one server. Supported by a world-class team of technical support engineers and customer service representatives, Ipswitch Messaging stands ready to apply its development knowhow to help make your organization’s messaging initiative a total success. For product and sales information, visit http://www.imailserver.com.