Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda (formerly Intronis) has introduced Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition, a backup appliance that managed service providers (MSPs) can offer to protect their customers against data loss. 

Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition serves as "an all-in-one, subscription-based data protection solution that simplifies business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) service delivery for MSPs and IT service providers."

It also comes standard with a number of features, including:

  • Support for VMware (VMW) for instant virtual machine (VM) recovery directly from the appliance or the cloud
  • Image and file replication to the cloud
  • Granular SharePoint recovery with Kroll Ontrack designed to help users identify, search and recover specific files
  • Data protection support for Microsoft Clusters
  • Instant hardware replacement bundled support

"Proactively protecting a customer's business, and in particular its data, is fast becoming priority one for MSPs," Rick Faulk, vice president and general manager at Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda, said in a prepared statement. "Together with Barracuda and our channel partners, we are striving to meet the needs of customers and ensure no business fails due to data loss or an IT security breach."

Chris Crellin, senior director of product management at Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda, noted Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition is being rolled out with several cost savings aimed at making the product more attractive to MSPs and their customers.

"First, we've simplified the terms for adopting and rolling out this solution for our MSP partners. ... You'll pay no up-front fee or deposit to extend appliance-based power and convenience to your customers who need it," he wrote in a blog post. "Second, all of our partners will be entitled to a hardware refresh every four years. This is a Barracuda innovation for safeguarding against obsolescence that we're happy to extend to our partners."

Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition could be the first of many releases from Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda, according to Crellin. 

"We're working toward offering a whole collection of services to our MSP and other IT service provider partners, rather than just one slice of the cake. Naturally, we plan to do this in a measured way to make sure we are staffed and equipped to enable our partners fully, from onboarding and billing customization to administration and customer care operations," Crellin noted.

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