Asigra Inc., the leader in agentless information recovery management, today announced that Business Solutions magazine has included the company on its list of the Best Vendor Partners of 2009. The magazine, which focuses on growth strategies for the IT channel, awarded Asigra under the Best Managed Service Provider technology partner category.
As the magazine reported, one VAR (value-added reseller) said of Asigra, "They are small enough so you can talk to the CEO, but big and stable enough to make you feel confident you are not taking a risk building a division or business around their technology."
Partnering with Penn State University, Business Solutions magazine surveyed almost 18,000 subscribers from 1,604 unique resellers, representing an estimated $10.5 billion in annual sales, an average of $6.6 million per reseller. Surveyors asked respondents a number of key questions about their channel partners, focusing on the following issues:
• Channel Friendliness
• Channel Program
• Program Features
• Product Reliability
• Product Innovation
• Adequate VAR Margins
Business Solutions magazine and Penn State University staff complied all survey responses, using them to give vendor partners numerical values in of the categories above. Asigra ranked especially high in Service/Support, Product Reliability and Program Features.
The Asigra channel strategy eliminates inflexible backup and recovery software models of implementation, and instead, adapts to the business requirements of the VAR/MSP. Asigra’s technology platform easily scales from entry-level VARs and MSPs to the largest IT outsourcers and VAR 500, addressing partner maturity variances to enable on-premise deployment, service enablement or both. Asigra embraces the reality of the channel, where pure-play resellers, hybrid providers of products and services, and dedicated service delivery organizations are the status quo. Dedication to the channel has made Asigra the preferred vendor in the space.
Asigra Televaulting™, the company’s service-oriented information recovery management platform, enables feature-rich backup and recovery that spans the broadest number of operating systems, applications and data types in the industry. Advanced features include continuous data protection, message-level restore (MLR) for email recovery, virtual server protection, and near-instant recoverability in the event of data loss. Asigra also ensures MSP profitability by minimizing hardware, software and IT management requirements with capabilities that include intelligent backup retention, agentless software deployment/management and Global Data De-duplication.
“We're thrilled to be part of this elite list of vendor partners,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President at Asigra. “We are constantly working for our partners, providing the best service, channel support and program features in the industry. It's great to know that our partners recognize the value of our program, unique technology, and support services we provide.”
About Business Solutions Magazine
Business Solutions magazine inspires executives of IT channel companies (VARs, integrators, and solution providers) to grow their businesses by teaching them how to sell new IT products and services, penetrate thriving vertical markets, and integrate complementary technologies. Business Solutions delivers its insight through channel success stories and advice from industry analysts, vendors and its expert technology editors. The more than 43,400 subscribers of Business Solutions (according to the most recent BPA audit) sell into a number of market, including Banking/finance, Government, Health care, Insurance, Law, Manufacturing, (hard goods), Manufacturing (soft goods), Retail (hospitality & grocery), Transportation and Wholesale/distribution.
About Asigra Televaulting
Asigra is the leader in agentless information recovery management, designed from inception with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that empowers IT outsourcers to provide on-demand information recovery for organizations ranging from SMBs to the enterprise. The company’s service-oriented platform, Televaulting™, eliminates the performance, security and cost downsides of agent-based solutions, enabling the real-time enterprise to meet business continuity and compliance requirements while achieving significant cost savings. Built to provide service-oriented backup and recovery to the real-time enterprise, Asigra delivers powerful, scalable, secure, compliant, and non-disruptive information recovery.
Asigra is the award-winning leader in agentless information recovery management. Asigra Televaulting™, the company’s service-oriented information recovery management platform, is in use by hundreds of IT outsourcers who deliver managed backup and recovery services and enterprises to protect more than 50,000 locations internationally. Televaulting provides simple, centralized management of the information recovery process, ensuring information availability while eliminating the capital and operational expenses associated with agent-based solutions. Founded in 1986, Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with partner offices around the world.
Asigra, the Asigra logo and Televaulting are trademarks of Asigra Inc. All other brand and product names are, or may be, trademarks of their respective owners.