Joe’s Datacenter from Kansas City has selected Virtuozzo’s Cloud Platform to offer Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (DRaaS) in its own cloud environment. Hosting DRaaS on its proprietary infrastructure enables the service provider to maintain control of the disaster recovery (DR) journey while leveraging its infrastructure management expertise.
As a result, Joe’s Datacenter becomes a one-stop shop for “easy-to-use” cloud services that can handle a huge number of workloads. For managed service providers (MSPs), this would mean improved income. For corporate clients, it would mean easier and fully secured cloud capabilities.
Joe’s Datacenter, which has been in business for over a decade, uses Virtuozzo to host public cloud and private cloud solutions in three geographically distinct data centers. Clients that use Disaster Recovery can choose a backup and restoration location from inside that data center’s network. The DRaaS solution would take advantage of Virtuozzo’s hyperconverged cloud platform’s power and simplicity, while it’s managed by Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud to take advantage of those three sites in the event of a failover.
Joe’s Datacenter is Virtuozzo’s first partner to use Virtuozzo’s on-premise cloud infrastructure to install Acronis DRaaS. Notably, Virtuozzo’s software stack is naturally compatible with Acronis software solutions, making integration and performance of both businesses’ technologies easier and more efficient.
“We could have built something from scratch or deployed alternative products and delivery models. But those options presented unnecessary integration challenges, management limitations, and overhead,” said Joe Morgan, Founder and CEO of Joe’s Datacenter. “Coupling Acronis with Virtuozzo gave us all the benefits of Acronis’ software with our preferred operational advantage of managing our own equipment and network connections. It’s a smarter approach for us, which translates to a stronger solution for our customers.”
The Acronis software oversees the failover process in disaster recovery mode, while Virtuozzo swiftly converts the Acronis-built backup into a working virtual machine, eliminating any possible downtime. Joe’s Datacenter can also better control data/backup/workload security during transit and recovery speeds by hosting the infrastructure for off-site backup and virtual machines.
“We understand how important it is for our service provider partners to differentiate themselves to build thriving businesses. That’s why Virtuozzo offers an exceptionally robust cloud platform. Its diverse feature set and broad functionality lend incredible value to innovators like Joe’s Datacenter,” said Alex Fine, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Virtuozzo. “Joe Morgan saw an opportunity to create a joint solution with Virtuozzo and Acronis that allows his strongest skillsets to shine – the infrastructure management and hands-on customer and partner support. We’re proud to be part of his company’s evolution that helps him increase his competitive edge and, as a result, overall profitability. We wish him nothing but the best of success.”